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Ellis Island Ship List - E

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Built by John Elder & Company, Glasgow, Scotland, 1884. 4,933 gross tons; 430 (bp) feet long; 47 feet wide. Compound engine, single screw.  Service speed 17 knots.  1,250 passengers (125 first class, 125 second class, 1,000 third class). Two funnels, four masts, iron construction.

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1884 and named Ems. Bremerhaven-New York service. Sold to Elder-Dempster Lines, British flag, in 1901 and renamed Lake Simcoe. Also used by Canadian Pacific Steamships, also British. Scrapped in 1905.


Built by Chantiers de Penhoet, St. Nazaire, France, 1910. 11,155 gross tons; 561 (bp) feet long; 60 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16.5 knots.  488 passengers (296 first class, 106 second class, 86 third class).

Built for French Line, French flag, in 1910 and named Espagne. Le Havre-West Indies service. Occasional Le Havre-New York service 1912-19. Scrapped at Nazaire in 1934.


Built by W. Cramp & Sons Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1901. 4,702 gross tons; 341 (bp) feet long; 47 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  194 passengers (86 first class, 60 second class, 48 third class). Two masts and two funnels.

Built for New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Co., in 1901 and named Esperanza. New York-Cuba via Ward Line service. Lost by stranding off Mexico during January of 1923.


Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1889. 4,269 gross tons; 401 (bp) feet long; 45 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Service speed 13 knots.  One funnel and four masts.

Built for Bibby Line, British flag, in 1889 and named Yorkshire. Liverpool-Middle East service. Chartered to Dominion Line. Liverpool-Montreal service. Sold to East Asiatic Company, Danish flag, in 1905 and renamed INDIEN. Europe-Far East service. Transferred to Russian American Line, in 1907 and renamed Estonia. Libau-New York service. Burned out and sank in the North Atlantic in 1913.


Built by John Elder & Company, Glasgow, Scotland, 1884. 8,127 gross tons; 520 (bp) feet long; 57 feet wide. Compound engine, single screw.  Service speed 19 knots.  1,510 passengers (550 first class, 160 second class, 800 third class). Two funnels and three masts rigged for sails.

Built for Cunard Line, British flag, in 1884 and named Etruria. Liverpool-New York service. Captured trans-Atlantic Blue Ribbon for speed in 1885. Laid up 1908; scrapped in England in 1909.