"An old Souvenir Bon Bon Dish from the R.M.S. Corinthic with pierced decoration to body and enameled White Star Line Crest to center.....EPNS Silver plating .... in excellent condition for age as per pictures....measures 3 1/2" in diameter with a height of 1 1/8" . Like her sisters, Athenic and Ionic (II), Corinthic was built for the White Star / Shaw, Savill & Albion joint service to New Zealand. Launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast, in 1902, she made her maiden voyage from London to Wellington, on 20 November of the same year. She remained in service throughout World War I (from 1917 to 1919, under the Liner Requisition Scheme), but her third class accommodations were used for carrying troops rather than passengers. When she returned to White Star/Shaw, Savill service in 1920, her route was changed, so that she now utilized the Panama Canal in both directions. (Prior to the war, the White Star/SSA joint service had run via Cape Town outbound from England and via the Cape of Good Hope and Rio inbound.) In 1929, Corinthic was converted to a cabin/third configuration. But just two years later, in August 1931, Corinthic made her final voyage. Four months after that, she was on her way to the ship breakers, a victim of the worldwide economic depression.
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