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Celtic the Collider

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Celtic had a long history of bumping into things and having things bump into her.

In 1917, Celtic struck a mine off the Isle of Man, killing 17 people onboard. Celtic remained afloat and was brought to Belfast for repairs.

Celtic on the rocks in 1928.

In March 1918, a torpedo fired from U-Boat UB-77 struck Celtic as she was sailing in the Irish Sea. Six people onboard were killed, but again Celtic remained afloat. The damaged vessel was towed to Liverpool and repaired again.

In 1925 while sailing in the Mersey, Celtic was accidentally rammed by Coast Line’s ship Hampshire Coast. Both vessels suffered only minor damage.

In 1928, the year after the Anaconda collision, Celtic ran aground on rocks as she approached Cobh with more than 200 passengers aboard. Nobody died, but Celtic was declared a total loss. The battered liner’s “bumpy” life ended when she was broken up on site.

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