Official Harland & Wolff Rigging Plans, dated 2nd July 1962. Size: 57" x 18"
Regina was constructed in 1917 at Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast. However, it was the middle of World War I, so she was launched early and her original commercial design wasn't completed, which resulted in her only having one funnel instead of two. She served as a troop transport until the end of the war, before being completed for commercial use back at the Harland & Wolff, with a second funnel in 1919.
Regina returned to commercial service for Dominion Line after World War I in 1919. She made her maiden voyage for the White Star-Dominion Line joint service in March 1922, she sailed from Liverpool to Halifax, Canada and to Portland, United States.
In 1925, Regina was transferred solely to White Star Line but kept her name, as White Star refused to rename her. She was painted in White Star's colours and served 4 years for the company.
In 1929 she was sold to the Red Star Line and renamed Westernland and was repainted in Red Star colours and sailed on the Antwerp - Southampton - New York route until 1935.
When World War II broke out and German troops invaded the Netherlands in 1940, Westernland/Regina escaped to the UK and served as a home for the exiled Dutch Government at Falmouth. Later in the war, she served again as a troop transport and later as a repair ship before finally serving as a Destroyer Depot ship until the end of the conflict.
Regina was decommissioned in 1945 and returned to the Cunard-White Star Line, who had plans to refit her, but those were abandoned due to the ships’ age, so she was sold for scrap and broken up in 1947 after an amazing career of 30 years and surviving both World Wars.