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Ellis Island Ship List - I

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Built by Bremer Vulkan Shipbuilders, Hamburg, Germany, 1913. 52,117 gross tons; 919 (bp) feet long; 98 feet wide. Steam turbine engines, quadruple screw.  Service speed 23 knots.  4,594 passengers (908 first class, 972 second class, 2,714 third class).Three funnels and two masts, four propellors.

Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1913 and named Imperator. Hamburg-New York service. Intended to be the Europa. Largest ship afloat 1913-14. Laid up in 1914. Given as reparations to US Government, in 1919. Ceded to Britain in 1920; resumed sailing but under British flag. Sold to Cunard Line, British flag, in 1921 and renamed Berengaria. Refitted. Transferred to Cunard White Star Line, British flag, in 1934. Withdrawn 1938; scrapping began in 1939. Final remains broken in 1946.


Built by Blohm & Voss Shipbuilders, Hamburg, Germany, 1894. 4,755 gross tons; 383 (bp) feet long; 46 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 13 knots.  1,540 passengers (174 first class, 1,366 third class).

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1894 and named Wittekind. Bremerhaven-New York service. Interned at Boston 1914-17. Seized by US Government, in 1917 and renamed USS Iroquois. Refitted as transport USS Iroquois. Renamed Freedom in 1919. Scrapped in 1924.


Built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Limited, Newcastle, England, 1900. 13,799 gross tons; 600 (bp) feet long; 64 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 15 knots.  1,960 passengers (160 first class, 200 second class, 1,600 third class).One funnel and four masts.

Built for Cunard Line, British flag, in 1900 and named Ivernia. Liverpool-New York service. Later Liverpool-Boston and Trieste-New York services. Torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine in 1917.