Georgic (1932), the last ship built for White Star Line, left on her final voyage (for Cunard Line) on 19 October 1954.
After being heavily damaged in World War II, Georgic returned to civilian service in 1949 as a single-class liner, sailing out of Liverpool to carry emigrants to Australia and New Zealand. Like her fleetmate Britannic (1929), another White Star Line survivor, Georgic sailed in White Star livery and flew the White Star burgee while in Cunard Line service (the Cunard-White Star Line name was dropped in 1949).
Between 1951 and 1954 Georgic sailed the Southampton-New York route during the busy summer season. After her final voyage on 19 October 1954, she was laid up and offered for sale.
While her White Star-Cunard days were over, Georgic wasn’t dead yet.
In May 1955, the Australian government chartered Georgic. Her final service voyage was on 19 November 1955, when she carried 800 troops between Hong Kong and Liverpool. In December, she was laid up at Kames Bay at Isle of Bute.
In January 1956, Georgic was sold to the Shipbreaking Industries Ltd. at Faslane, where she arrived a few weeks later. Shortly thereafter, the last ship built for White Star Line was gone. Britannic remained with Cunard for a few more years, the final survivor of the once mighty White Star ocean liner fleet.
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