R.M.S. Doric Principal Dimensions:
Overall Length: 601ft
Draft : 33ft 11in
Breadth : 67ft 6in
Displacement : 28,480tons
Speed : 15knots
Fitted to carry 583 cabin passengers and 1688 third class passengers, the Doric left Liverpool for Quebec on her maiden voyage 8.6.1923. She remained on this run for most of her service.
In April 1933, she started a new career as a cruise ship and continued in this capacity until 1935. On the 5th of September of that year, whilst returning from a cruise, she was in collision with the 2,166 ton 'Formingy' off the Portuguese coast. She was badly damaged and put into Vigo.
She later returned to Tilbury but on the 7th of November, left for Newport Mon. where she was eventually broken up.