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Finland

Built by William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilders, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1902. 12,188 gross tons; 580 (bp) feet long; 60 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  1,162 passengers (342 first class, 194 second class, 626 third class).

Built for Red Star Line, British flag, in 1902 and named Finland. New York-Antwerp and later New York-Liverpool service. Transferred to American Line, in 1916. Used as US Army transport 1918-19. Returned to Red Star Line, British flag, in 1919. New York-Antwerp and New York-Hamburg service. Sold to American Line, in 1923. New York-Hamburg service. Sold to Panama Pacific Line, US flag, in 1923. New York-Panama Canal-San Francisco service. Scrapped in Scotland in 1927.


Florizel

Built by Charles Connell & Co, Scotstoun, Scotland, 1908. 3,081 gross tons; 305 (bp) feet long; 43 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Cargo vessel with passenger accommodations.

Built for Red Cross Line, British flag, in 1909 and named Florizel. Newfoundland-Halifax to New York service. Wrecked near Cape Race on passage to Halifax on February 24, 1918.


Fort Hamilton

Built by Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd., Sunderland, England, 1904. 5,530 gross tons; 425 (bp) feet long; 50 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  405 passengers (405 second class, ).Two funnels and two masts.

Built for Quebec Steamship Company, Canadian flag, in 1914 and named Bermudian. Hamilton, Bermuda to New York service. Trooping voyage to France 1914 and 1917. Transferred to Furness Withy, British flag, in 1920 and renamed Fort Hamilton. Bermuda and Halifax to New York service. Bermuda and West Indies SS Co. Sold to Cosulich Line, Italian flag, in 1926 and renamed Stella d Italia. Mediterranean cruising service. Later for the Italia Line then Lloyd Trestino, Trieste. Scrapped in 1934.


Fort St. George

Built by Beardmore and Co., Glasgow, Scotland, 1912. 7,785 gross tons; 411 (bp) feet long; 34 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  423 passengers (231 first class, 120 second class, 72 third class). One funnel and two masts, after accident repaired in 1935.

Built  in 1912 and named Wandilla. Used in Australia service than as hospital ship until 1918 service. Adelaide SS Co of Australia. Sold to Quebec Steamship Company, Canadian flag, in 1921 and renamed Fort Saint George. Bermuda to New York service. Sold to Lloyd Triestino, Italian flag, in 1935 and renamed Cesarea. Italian service. Renamed Arno in 1938. Italian service also as a hospital ship service. Sunk by British air attack off Tobruk on September 10, 1942.


Fort Victoria

Built by Wm. Beardmore & Co., Glasgow, Scotland, 1913. 7,784 gross tons; 411 (bp) feet long; 56 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  Two masts and one funnel.

Built for Furness Line, British flag, in 1913 and named Willochra. Sold to Furness Line, British flag, in 1920 and renamed Fort Victoria. Bermuda to New York service. Furness-Bermuda Line. sunk in fog near Ambrose Lightship during December of 1929.


France

Built by Chantiers de Penhoet, St. Nazaire, France, 1912. 23,666 gross tons; 713 (bp) feet long; 75 feet wide. Steam turbine engines, quadruple screw.  Service speed 24 knots.  2,026 passengers (534 first class, 442 second class, 1,050 third class). Four funnels, two masts.

Built for French Line, French flag, in 1912 and named France. Le Havre-New York service. Used in WW1; resumed trans-Atlantic service 1919-32. Scrapped at Dunkirk in 1934.


Franconia

Built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Limited, Newcastle, England, 1911. 18,150 gross tons; 625 (bp) feet long; 71 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 17 knots.  2,850 passengers (300 first class, 350 second class, 2,200 third class). Two masts and two funnels.

Built for Cunard Line, British flag, in 1911 and named Franconia. Liverpool-New York or Boston service. Became a troopship in 1915. Sunk by a German U-boat off Malta in 1916.


Frankfurt

Built by J.C. Tecklenborg, Geestemunde, Germany, 1899. 7,431 gross tons; 429 (bp) feet long; 54 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 13 knots.  1,997 passengers (108 second class, 1,889 third class).

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1899 and named Frankfurt. Various sailings from Bremerhaven including Bremerhaven-New York service. Scrapped in Japan in 1931.


Frederik VIII

Built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1913. 11,580 gross tons; 544 (bp) feet long; 62 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 17 knots.  1,350 passengers (100 first class, 300 second class, 950 third class).

Built for Scandinavian American Line, in 1913 and named Frederick VIII. Copenhagen-New York service. Laid up in 1935. Scrapped in 1936.


Fredrich der Grosse

No information available.


Friesland

Built by J. & G. Thomson Limited, Glasgow, Scotland, 1889. 6,409 gross tons; 450 (bp) feet long; 51 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Service speed 13 knots.  928 passengers (226 first class, 102 second class, 600 third class). One funnel, four masts rigged for sail, steel hull.

Built for Red Star Line, British flag, in 1889 and named Friesland. Antwerp-New York service. Transferred to American Line, American flag, in 1903. Sold to Italian owners, in 1911 and renamed La Plata. Scrapped in 1912.


Furnessia

Built by Barrow Shipbuilding Company, Barrow-in-Furness, England, 1880. 5,495 gross tons; 445 (bp) feet long; 44 feet wide. Compound engine, single screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  1,359 passengers (242 first class, 136 second class, 981 third class). Two funnels and two masts, iron construction.

Built for Anchor Line, British flag, in 1880 and named Furnessia. Glasgow-New York service. Scrapped in England in 1911.


Furst Bismarck

Built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1890. 8,438 gross tons; 504 (bp) feet long; 57 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 17 knots.  1,292 passengers (420 first class, 172 second class, 700 third class). Three funnels and two masts.

Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1890 and named Furst Bismarck. Hamburg-New York service. Laid down as the VENETIA. Sold to Russian Government, in 1904 and renamed Don. Auxiliary cruiser service. Transferred to Russian Volunteer Fleet, in 1906 and renamed Moskwa. Libau-New York service. Sold in 1912 and renamed Gaea. Austro-Hungarian Navy service. Seized by Cosulich Line, Italian flag, in 1918 and renamed San Giusto. Trieste-New York service. Scrapped in Italy in 1924.


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