Original brass, iron & teak binnacle from White Star Line's SS Gothic with a brass hood, painted iron compensating quadrantal spheres, a chart tube and side light; the interior 8in. compass dial on a gimbal ring stamped CHADBURNS LIVERPOOL, LTD. and numbered 1408. The binnacle stands151cm high.
In over 30 years of collecting, I have never seen another binnacle from a White Star Line vessel, and this one is complete!!!
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SS Gothic was an ocean liner, built in 1893 at Harland & Wolff in Belfast; yard no. 267, for the White Star Line.
At 490 feet long, 53 feet wide and weighing 7,755 GRT, she spent much of her career being transferred back & forth between White Star and the Red Star Line; both of which were subsidiaries of the International Mercantile Marine Corporation (IMMC) and initially served the London to New Zealand route.
Gothic caught fire in 1906 and whilst being repaired, was converted into an immigrant ship and chartered to the Red Star Line as SS Gothland. Just five years later in 1911, she was transferred back to White Star with her name returning to Gothic, but after two years, was once again serving the Red Star Line as Gothland, running on the Antwerp to New York run. In May 1921, she reverted yet again to White Star, but kept her Gothland name.
In 1924, she was sold for £16,000 and scrapped the following year in Rosyth, Scotland.