Romanic was built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, as Dominion Line's New
England. Launched in 1898, she made her maiden voyage 30 June 1898,
Liverpool-Boston. J.P. Morgan's International Mercantile Marine
acquired both Dominion and White Star in 1902, and in 1903 Dominion's
Boston service was transferred to White Star. New England went to White
Star too, and was renamed Romanic.
Romanic instituted White Star's Boston service, sailing from Liverpool
to Boston on 19 November 1903 and departing from the Hoosac Tunnel Docks
for the Azores, Gibraltar and Italy on 5 December. She remained on the
Boston-Mediterranean service for her entire White Star career, which
lasted until November 1911. She was then sold to Allan Line and renamed
Scandinavian. She became Canadian Pacific's Scandinavian after Canadian
Pacific absorbed Allan in 1917. Scandinavian was scrapped in 1922.