|Owner:||Cunard Steamship Company Ltd, Liverpool|
|Builder:||J. & G. Thomson & Co, Clydebank|
|Launched:||14 May 1881|
|Fate:||Scrapped in 1901|
|Length:||429.6 ft (130.9 m)|
|Beam:||43 ft (13 m)|
|Depth:||18.7 ft (5.7 m)|
|Propulsion:||C2cyl (51&88x60in), 600hp, 1 screw|
SS Catalonia was a cargo passenger vessel built in 1881 and owned by the Cunard Line.
The SS Catalonia was built in 1881 in Glasgow by J. & G. Thomson & Co. The Cunard Line returned the SS Abyssinia after her last voyage in 1880 as payment toward the building of the SS Catalonia and the SS Servia. SS Catalonia was launched on 14 May 1881 and began her maiden voyage on 6 August, sailing from Liverpool to Queenstown to New York City. Until 1899, the ship operated between Liverpool and Boston, with the exception of two other trips to New York (besides the maiden voyage). The ship measured 429.6 feet by 43 feet with 4,481 gross tonnage and could carry 200 first-class passengers and 1,500 third-class passengers.
The ship was requisitioned for use in the Second Boer War from 1899 to 1900, and was captained by both James Clayton Barr and William Thomas Turner during the course of the war. She may have been used as a floating prison for Boers during the war. The vessel arrived at Genoa for scrapping on 24 May 1901.