Canopic was originally built in 1990 as Commonwealth
for the Dominion Line. In 1903 Commonwealth was sold
to the White Star Line and renamed Canopic. The Canopic made her first White Star Line voyage on
January 14, 1903 on the Liverpool to Boston service.
In 1904 Canopic was transferred to the New York to
From 1917 to 1919 Canopic operated under the Liner
In February 1919, Canopic reverted back to White
Star Line, and in July went to the New York to
In 1922 Canopic replaced the Arabic on the
Mediterranean route. On April 13, 1922 she made her
first voyage on the Liverpool to Halifax to Boston
route, then to the Montreal run for the summer.
On November 10, 1922 Canopic started on the Bremen
to New York service.
In November 1923 she took over the Hamburg to New
In September 1924 she was put on the Liverpool -
Philadelphia - Portland, Maine to end her career.
In October 1924, Canopic was sold for breaking up
and scrapped at Briton Ferry, South Wales.
This SS Canopic model
- Scratch built
hull construction (very important), weighing less than 10 lbs
(A solid hull of this model would be over 40 lbs
which feels like a heavy toy rather than an art
- Hollow superstructure is comprised of many
individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not
several solid pieces of wood stacking on top one
- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to
the hollow structures.
computer-printed paper deck
- >95% of parts are wood and metal
48" long, custom
made for a private collector and not for sale.
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