A British steel steamship the SS Lapland was built in 1890 by W. B. Thompson & Co. Ltd., Dundee as SS Ptarmigan for the Cork Steamship Co., Ltd., Cork.
The SS Ptarmigan was sold in 1903 to British & So. American Steam Navigation Co., Ltd. (R. P. Houston & Co.), Liverpool and renamed SS Dauntless.
She was only named SS Lapland in 1907 when she was purchased by Liverpool & Hamburg SS. Co., Ltd. (D. Currie & Co.), Liverpool.
She was requisition by the Admiralty in 1914 and was scuttled as a blockship in East Weddell Sound on the 16th September 1915