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Ellis Island Ship List - A


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Aachen

Built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1895. 3,833 gross tons; 355 (bp) feet long; 43 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  1,073 passengers (28 second class, 1,045 third class).

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1895 and named Aachen. Bremerhaven-South America and Bremerhaven-New York service. Torpedoed and sunk by a British sub in the Baltic Sea on June 30, 1915.


Abangarez

Built by Workman, Clark & Co., Belfast, Ireland, 1909. 4,572 gross tons; 378 (bp) feet long; 50 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  Two masts and one funnel..

Built for Unifruitco Steamship Company, British flag, in 1909 and named Abangarez. New York-Havana-Jamaica service. First UK registry, then in 1914 USA registry. Transferred to U.S. authorities, in 1918. Troopship service. US Shipping Board to US Navy then to US Army. Transferred to Unifruitco Steamship Company, British flag, in 1919. West Indies to US ports service. Scrapped in California in 1948.


Aden Maru

Built by Kawasaki Dockyard Co., Japan, 1919. 5,824 gross tons; 385 (bp) feet long; 51 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Cargo ship.

Built for Japanese owners, Japanese flag, in 1919 and named Aden Maru. Hamburg-Cardiff to New York 1919-1924 cargo service. Owner at time of sinking: Ono Shoji Gomei Kaisha. Torpedoed and sunk by US sub Gurnard in the Celebes Sea on May 6, 1944.


Adriatic

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1907. 24,541 gross tons; 726 (bp) feet long; 75 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 17 knots.  2,825 passengers (425 first class, 500 second class, 1,900 third class).

Built for White Star and Dominion Lines, in 1907 and named Adriatic. Liverpool-New York service. Broken up in Japan in 1935.


Aeolus

Built by Schichau Shipyard, Danzig, Germany, 1900. 13,182 gross tons; 581 (bp) feet long; 62 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 15 knots.  788 passengers (299 first class, 317 second class, 172 third class). Two masts, two funnels, Steam turbines installed in 1924.

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1900 and named Grosser Kurfuerst. Bremerhaven-New York and Bremerhaven-Australia service. Laid up at New York 1914-1917. Seized by United States Navy, American flag, in 1917 and renamed Aeolus. Transferred to the US Shipping Board in 1919. Chartered by Los Angeles Steamship Company, in 1922 and renamed City of Los Angeles. Los Angeles-Honolulu service. Laid-up 1933-37; scrapped in Japan in 1937.


Agamemnon

Built by Vulkan Shipyards, Stettin, Germany, 1902. 19,361 gross tons; 707 (bp) feet long; 72 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 23 knots.  1,888 passengers (775 first class, 343 second class, 770 third class).Four funnels and three masts.

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1902 and named Kaiser Wilhelm II. Bremen, Southampton, Cherbourg and New York service. Laid up U.S. authorities, in 1914. Seized by U.S. authorities, in 1917 and renamed Agamemnon. Troopship service. Transferred to U.S. Shipping Board, in 1919 and renamed Monticello. Scrapped at Baltimore in 1940.


Albert Ballin

Built by Blohm & Voss Shipbuilders, Hamburg, Germany, 1923. 20,815 gross tons; 627 (bp) feet long; 72 feet wide. Steam turbine engines, twin screw.  Service speed 15 1/2 knots.  1,551 passengers (251 first class, 340 second class, 960 third class).

Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1923 and named Albert Ballin. Hamburg-New York service. Named after company general manager. Laid up in 1935 and renamed Hansa. Renamed Sovetsky Sojus in 1949. Vladivostock-Far East Service service. Renamed Soyuz in 1980. Scrapped in 1981.


Alene

2,104 gross tons; Steam turbine engine, single screw.  

Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, and named Alene. From Jamaica and Haiti as well as some Hamburg to New York service. First for Atlas Ship Ship Co, 1880 to 1901, then Hamburg America. Sold to Tropical Fruit Co and renamed ORLEANIAN in 1912.


Algonquin

Built by William Cramp & Sons Ship & Engine Building Co, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1890. 3,202 gross tons; 320 (bp) feet long; 46 feet wide. Two masts, one funnel, yard hull 266.

 Built  in 1890 and named Algonquin. West Indies-Turks Island-New York 1908 to 1922 service. Clyde Line. D.E. Archibald, Master Feb. 1913 to 1920. No longer in service in 1923.


Alice

Built by Russell & Company, Port Glasgow, Scotland, 1907. 6,122 gross tons; 415 (bp) feet long; 49 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 15 knots.  1,625 passengers (50 first class, 75 second class, 1,500 third class). One funnel and two masts.

Built for Austro-Americana Line, Austrian flag, in 1907 and named Alice. Trieste-New York service. Seized by Brazilian Government, Brazilian flag, in 1917 and renamed Asia. Ceded to France as reparations in 1919. Sold to Fabre Line, French flag, in 1920. Marseilles-New York service. Destroyed by fire in Red Sea while carrying pilgrims to Mecca on April 21, 1930.


Aller

Built by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Glasgow, Scotland, 1886. 5,217 gross tons; 455 (bp) feet long; 48 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Service speed 17 knots.  1,240 passengers (150 first class, 90 second class, 1,000 third class).Two funnels and four masts.

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1886 and named Aller. Bremerhaven-New York and Mediterranean-New York service. Scrapped in 1904.


Allianca

Built by Delaware River Shipbuilding Co., Chester, Pennsylvania, 1886. 2,985 gross tons; 303 (bp) feet long; 42 feet wide. Compound engines, twin screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  

Built for Panama Pacific Line, US flag, in 1886 and named Allianca. Colon-San Francisco-New York via Panama RR Co service. Abandoned in 1925.


Almirante

Built by Workman, Clark & Co., Belfast, Ireland, 1909. 5,010 gross tons; 378 (bp) feet long; 50 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  Two masts and one funnel..

Built for Unifruitco Steamship Company, British flag, in 1909 and named Almirante. New York-Jamaica-Cuba service. Sunk in collision in 1918.


America

Built by Cantieri Navale Riuniti, Muggiano, Italy, 1908. 8,996 gross tons; 476 (bp) feet long; 55 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 1/2 knots.  2,650 passengers (30 first class, 220 second class, 2,400 third class).

Built for La Veloce Line, in 1908 and named America. Transferred to Navigazione Generale Itlaliana Line, Italian flag, in 1909. Italy-New York service. Scrapped in 1928.


America (1862)

No information available.


Amerika

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1905. 22,225 gross tons; 700 (bp) feet long; 74 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 17 1/2 knots.  897 passengers (420 first class, 254 second class, 223 third class).

Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1905 and named Amerika.

Hamburg-New York service. Laid up at Boston in 1914. Seized by United States Army Transports, American flag, in 1914 and renamed USS America. Troopship service. Transferred to United States Lines, in 1921 and renamed America. trans-Atlantic service. Laid up 1931-40. Transferred to United States Army Transports, American flag, in 1940 and renamed USS Edmund B. Alexander. Troopship service. Laid up 1949-57. Scrapped at Baltimore in 1958.


Amsterdam

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1879. 3,664 gross tons; 410 (bp) feet long; 39 feet wide. Compound engine, single screw.  Service speed 13 knots.  732 passengers (94 first class, 638 third class). One funnel, four masts, iron construction.

Built for British Shipowners Limited, British flag, in 1879 and named British Crown. Sold to Holland - America Line, Dutch flag, in 1887 and renamed Amsterdam. Rotterdam-New York service. At this time fitted with tripe explansion engines. Sold to Italian owners, in 1906 and renamed Amsterda. Sold to Italian owners and renamed AMSTERDA, but soon scrapped in 1905.


Anchoria

Built by Barrow Shipbuilding Company, Barrow-in-Furness, England, 1875. 4,168 gross tons; 408 (bp) feet long; 40 feet wide. Compound engine, single screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  1,100 passengers (200 first class, 100 second class, 800 third class).

Built for Anchor Line, British flag, in 1875 and named Anchoria. Glasgow-New York service. Sold to other British owners in 1904 and then soon resold to Hamburg-Ame. Sold to Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1904. Scrapped in Germany in 1932.


Aquitania

Built by John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland, 1914. 45,647 gross tons; 901 (bp) feet long; 97 feet wide. Steam turbine engines, quadruple screw.  Service speed 23 knots.  3,230 passengers (618 first class, 614 second class, 1,998 third class).

Built for Cunard Line, British flag, in 1914 and named Aquitania. Southampton-New York service. Served as auxiliary cruiser and then a troopship during WWI. Broken up in Scotland in 1950.


Arabic

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1903. 15,801 gross tons; 616 (bp) feet long; 65 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  One funnel and four masts.

Built for Atlantic Transport Line, British flag, in 1903 and intended to be the Minnewaska. Never completed as such. Sold to White Star and Dominion Lines, in 1904 and named Arabic. Liverpool-Boston or New York service. Sunk by a German U-boat off southern Ireland in 1915.


Araguaya

Built by Workman, Clark & Company, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1906. 10,537 gross tons; 532 (bp) feet long; 61 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  1,185 passengers (285 first class, 100 second class, 800 third class).

Built for Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, in 1906 and named Araguaya. Southampton-Buenos Aires and Hamburg-New York service. Resumed South American service afterward. Sold to French buyers, in 1940 and renamed Savoie. Sunk off Casablanca in 1942.


Arcadian

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1907. 12,002 gross tons; 535 (bp) feet long; 62 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  1,670 passengers (330 first class, 140 second class, 1,200 third class). One funnel and two masts.

Built for Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, in 1907 and named Asturias. London for Australia via Suez service. Torpedoed, laid up until 1922. Torpedoed and sunk in 1923 and renamed Arcadian. Hamburg-New York service. Scrapped in Japan in 1933.


Astoria

Built by William Denny & Brothers Limited, Dumbarton, Scotland, 1884. 5,086 gross tons; 439 (bp) feet long; 46 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  1,000 passengers (120 first class, 180 second class, 700 third class). Clipper stem, two funnels and four masts rigged for sail.

Built for Shaw Savill Line, British flag, in 1884 and named Tainui. England-New Zealand service. Sold to Allan State Line, British flag, in 1884. Sold to Compania Transatlantica Line, Spanish flag, in 1897 and renamed Covadonga. Spain-West Indies service. Transferred to Shaw Savill Line, British flag, in 1899 and renamed Tainui. Transferred to Anchor Line, British flag, in 1899 and renamed Astoria. Glasgow-New York service. Laid up 1908-10; scrapped in 1910.


Aurania (1883)

Built by J. & G. Thomson, Ltd., Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland, 1883. 7,269 gross tons; 470 (bp) feet long; 57 feet wide. Compound engine, single screw.  Service speed 17 1/2 knots.  1,180 passengers (480 second class, 700 third class). Two funnels, three masts.

Built for Cunard Line, British flag, in 1883 and named Aurania (1883). Liverpool to Queenstown and New York service. Also some Naples to New York trips. Scrapped at Genoa, Italy in 1905.


 

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