1903 – 1909 / Also known as Republic (II) / Launched for the Dominion Line, the Columbus was soon transferred to White Star and was renamed Republic. She became the world’s greatest ship-loss thus far, when she sank after a collision with the Italian ship Florida.
1907 – 1934 / The final ship of White Star’s ‘Big Four’, the Adriatic was actually the first ship to be both longer and larger than the fabled Great Eastern. Serving with distinction through the first world war, she was later relegated to less prestigious routes and finally sent to the breakers in Japan.
1922 – 1936 / Also known as Columbus / Originally a German ship, her construction was interrupted by World War I. Handed over to White Star after the war and renamed Homeric, it took several more years to complete her. She then served as a British ship for a little more than a decade, before being sent to the breakers.