Built by Barclay, Curle & Co., of Glasgow, Metagama was launched in 1914
and entered Canadian Pacific's North Atlantic service with a 26 March
1915 maiden voyage from Liverpool to St. John, New Brunswick. She and
were among the first liners with cruiser sterns
and were arranged from their inception in a cabin/third class
Unlike Missanabie, Metagama remained in CP's service during World War I,
although she often carried Canadian troops in her third-class
accommodations on eastbound crossings. She also served on the line's
Glasgow-Canada service, and in May 1927, was placed on CP's
Antwerp-Montréal route. By 1930 the Depression had so reduced
transatlantic passenger loads that she was no longer needed and was laid
up after 151 North Atlantic roundtrips. Metagama never sailed again, and was
broken up in 1934.
Sources: Bonsor's North Atlantic Seaway; Haws' Merchant Fleets; Kludas'
Great Passenger Ships of the World.