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Maasdam

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1871. 3,984 gross tons; 420 (bp) feet long; 40 feet wide. Compound engine, single screw.  Service speed 15 knots.  1,166 passengers (166 first class, 1,000 third class). One funnel, four masts, iron hull, refitted 1889 and 1899.

Built for White Star and Dominion Lines, in 1871 and named Republic. Liverpool-New York service. Sold to Holland - America Line, Dutch flag, in 1889 and renamed Maasdam. Rotterdam-New York service. Sold to La Veloce Line, in 1902 and renamed Vittoria. Italy-New York service. Renamed Citta Di Napoli in 1902. Also Italy-New York service. Used as accommodation ship for earthquake victims at Messina 1908-09. Scrapped in 1910.


Main

Built by Blohm & Voss Shipbuilders, Hamburg, Germany, 1900. 10,067 gross tons; 520 (bp) feet long; 58 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 14.5 knots.  3,451 passengers (369 first class, 217 second class, 2,865 third class). One funnel and four masts.

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1900 and named Main. Bremerhaven-New York service. Laid up at Antwerp 1914-18 owing to World War I. Sunk in NY at dock fire in 1900, but refloated. Scrapped in 1925.


Majestic

Built by Blohm & Voss Shipbuilders, Hamburg, Germany, 1922. 56,551 gross tons; 950 (bp) feet long; 100 feet wide. Steam turbine engines, triple screw.  Service speed 23.5 knots.  2,145 passengers (750 first class, 545 second class, 850 third class). Three funnels and two masts.

Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1914 and named Bismarck. Laid up, 1914-19. Work continued in Britain until 1919. Sold to White Star and Dominion Lines, in 1921 and renamed Majestic. Southampton-New York service. Transferred to British Admiralty, British flag, in 1936 and renamed HMS Caledonia. Refitted as cadetsí training ship service. Burned and sank while berthed at Rosyth, Scotland on September 29, 1939. Scrapped in 1943.


Majestic (1890)

Built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, Ireland, 1890. 9,965 gross tons; 582 (bp) feet long; 58 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 20 knots.  1,490 passengers (300 first class, 190 second class, 1,000 third class). Two funnels and three masts, 1903 masts reduced to two.

Built for White Star Line, British flag, in 1890 and named Majestic (1890). Liverpool and Queenstown to New York service. Sister Ship of Teutonic,. Scrapped at Morecambe in 1914.


Manchuria

Built by New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey, USA, 1903. 13,639 gross tons; 616 (bp) feet long; 65 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  1,718 passengers (350 first class, 68 second class, 1,300 third class). One funnel and four masts.

Built for Atlantic Transport Line, British flag, in 1903 and named Minnekedha. New York-London service. Intended for Atlantic Transport Line, but completed for Pacific Mail. Renamed Manchuria in 1903. San Francisco-Far East service. Transferred to Dollar Line, American flag, in 1928 and renamed President Johnson. Around-the-world service. Transferred to Portuguese Government, in 1947 and renamed Santa Cruz. Lisbon-South America service. Scrapped in Italy in 1952.


Maraval

Built by William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton, Scotland, 1903. 5,144 gross tons; 396 (bp) feet long; 50 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Service speed 11.5 knots.  Passenger Cargo vessel, yard hull 684.

Built for British owners, British flag, in 1903 and named Irrawaddy. British & Burmese S.N. Co., British flag. Sold in 1914 and renamed Maraval. Grenada and Trinidad to New York 1903 to 1924 service. Trinidad Shipping & Trading Co., British flag. Scrapped in 1933.


Marowijne

Built by Workman, Clark & Co., Belfast, Ireland, 1908. 3,192 gross tons; 339 (bp) feet long; 42 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Service speed 13 knots.

Built for Unifruitco Steamship Company, British flag, in 1908 and named Marowijne. Refrigerated cargo, KNSM Line then Untd Fruit Central American service. Two masts, one funnel, lost in Gulf of Mexico hurricane during July of 1915.


Matura

Built by Wm. Denny & Bros., Ltd., Dumbarton, Scotland, 1901. 4,550 gross tons; 376 (bp) feet long; 48 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Service speed 12 knots.  Two masts and one funnel.

Built for British owners, British flag, in 1901 and named Amarapoora. Prentice, Service & Henderson, Glasgow. Sold to Quebec Steamship Company, Canadian flag, in 1914 and renamed Matura. New York-Grenada-Trinidad-via Trinidad Shipping & Trading Co. service. Scrapped in 1929.


Mauretania

Built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Limited, Newcastle, England, 1907. 31,928 gross tons; 790 (bp) feet long; 88 feet wide. Steam turbine engines, quadruple screw.  Service speed 25 knots.  2,335 passengers (560 first class, 475 second class, 1,300 third class).

Built for Cunard Line, British flag, in 1907 and named Mauretania. Liverpool-New York service. Wartime service, 1914-18. Used primarily as a cruise ship, 1930-34. Broken up in Scotland in 1935.


Megantic

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1909. 14,878 gross tons; 565 (bp) feet long; 67 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 17 knots.  1,660 passengers (230 first class, 430 second class, 1,000 third class).

Built for Dominion Line, British flag, in 1909 and named Albany. Intended to be for the Dominion Line but completed for White Star line. Transferred to White Star and Dominion Lines, in 1909 and renamed Megantic. Liverpool-Montreal and Liverpool-New York service. Scrapped in 1933.


Mercury

Built by Blohm & Voss Shipbuilders, Hamburg, Germany, 1897. 10,769 gross tons; 548 (bp) feet long; 60 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 14.5 knots.  2,392 passengers (230 first class, 227 second class, 1,935 third class). Two funnels and two masts.

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1897 and named Barbarossa. Bremerhaven-Australia and Bremerhaven-New York service. Interned at New York 1914-17. Seized by United States Navy, American flag, in 1917 and renamed USS Mercury. Troop transport service. Scrapped in 1924.


Merida

Built by William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilders, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1906. 6,207 gross tons; 400 (bp) feet long; 50 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 17 knots.  Yard hull 332.

Built for New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Co., in 1906 and Merida. New York-Cuba via Ward Line. service. Collision with Admiral Farragut in 1911.


Metapan

Built by Workman, Clark & Co., Belfast, Ireland, 1909. 5,011 gross tons; 379 (bp) feet long; 50 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Service speed 15 knots.  100 passengers (100 first class, ).Passenger-refrigerated cargo vessel.

Built for Unifruitco Steamship Company, British flag, in 1909 and named Metapan. Jamaica, Colombia to New York service. Operated under different Line names and flags. Torpedoed, sunk in Medit.-Black Sea area on October 1, 1943.


Mexicano

No information available.


Mexico

Built by William Cramp and Sons, Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, 1906. 6,207 gross tons; 400 (bp) feet long; 50 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 17 knots.  261 passengers (189 first class, 48 second class, 24 third class). Two masts and two funnels, later re-altered to single funnel.

Built for New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Co., in 1906 and named Mexico. Havana, Cuba to New York service. Broken up for scrap in Belgium in 1956.


Michigan

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1891. 3,722 gross tons; 370 (bp) feet long; 44 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Service speed 13.5 knots.  

Built for Atlantic Transport Line, British flag, in 1891 and renamed Michigan. London-New York and London-Baltimore service. Transferred to US Government, in 1898 and renamed USS Kipatrick. Sold to Booras Line, American flag, in 1923 and renamed Washington. New York-Mediterranean service. Sold to T. C. Phelps, American flag, in 1923 and renamed Great Canton. Scrapped in Italy in 1924.


Minneapolis

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1900. 13,448 gross tons; 616 (bp) feet long; 65 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  250 passengers (250 first class, ).

Built for Atlantic Transport Line, British flag, in 1900 and named Minneapolis. London-New York service. Became a British troopship in 1915. Torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine off Malta on February 23, 1916.


Minnehaha

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1918. 17,221 gross tons; 646 (bp) feet long; 66 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, triple screw.  Service speed 15 knots.  2,150 passengers (2,150 third class).

Built for Atlantic Transport Line, British flag, in 1900 and named Minnehaha. London-New York service. Stranded on the Scilly Isles, 1910. Repaired for British troopship. Torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine off the English coast on August 17, 1917.


Minnekahda

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1918. 17,221 gross tons; 646 (bp) feet long; 66 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, triple screw.  Service speed 15 knots.  2,150 passengers (2,150 third class). One funnel and one mast, rebuilt 1920 for 2150 third class.

Built for Atlantic Transport Line, British flag, in 1914 and named Minnekahda. London-New York service. construction halted owed to WWI. Rebuilt as passenger ship in 1920. Scrapped in Scotland in 1936.


Minnetonka

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1902. 13,440 gross tons; 616 (bp) feet long; 65 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  250 passengers (250 first class, ).

Built for Atlantic Transport Line, British flag, in 1902 and named Minnetonka. London-New York service. Became a British troopship in 1915. Torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine off Malta on January 30, 1930.


Minnewaska

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1909. 14,317 gross tons; 616 (bp) feet long; 65 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  340 passengers (340 first class, ).

Built for Atlantic Transport Line, British flag, in 1909 and named Minnewaska. London-New York service. British transport in 1915. Damaged at Crete by a mine 11/29/1916. Beached but declared a complete loss and later scrapped in 1916.


Miskianza

No information available.


Mobile

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1893. 5,780 gross tons; 445 (bp) feet long; 49 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 13.5 knots.  80 passengers (80 first class, ).

Built for Atlantic Transport Line, British flag, in 1893 and named Mobile. London-New York service. Sold to US Government, in 1898 and renamed USS Sherman. Army transport service. Sold to Los Angeles Steamship Company, in 1923 and renamed Calawaii. Scrapped in Japan in 1933.


Moltke

Built by Blohm & Voss Shipbuilders, Hamburg, Germany, 1902. 12,335 gross tons; 550 (bp) feet long; 60 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  2,102 passengers (333 first class, 169 second class, 1,600 third class). Two funnels and two masts.

Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1902 and named Moltke. Hamburg-New York and Genoa-New York service. Seized by Italian Government, Italian flag, in 1915 and renamed Pesaro. Transferred to Lloyd Sabaudo, Italian flag, in 1919. Italy-New York and Italy-South America service. Scrapped in Italy in 1925.


Mongolia

Built by New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey, USA, 1903. 13,639 gross tons; 616 (bp) feet long; 65 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  1,818 passengers (350 first class, 68 second class, 1,400 third class).

Built for Atlantic Transport Line, British flag, in 1903 and named Minnelora. New York-London service. Completed for Pacific Mail Line, American flag. Renamed Mongolia in 1903. San Francisco-Far East service. Transferred to Dollar Line, American flag, in 1929 and renamed President Fillmore. Around-the-world service. Laid up 1931-40. Sold in 1940 and renamed Panamanian. Arnold Bernstein, Panamanian flag service. Scrapped at Hong Kong during January of 1946.


Monterey

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.  

Built for New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Co., and . New York-Vera Cruz-Progreso-Havana via Ward Line service. during January of NaN.


Morro Castle

Built by W. Cramp & Sons Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1900. 6,004 gross tons; 400 (bp) feet long; 50 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 18 knots.  208 passengers (104 first class, 60 second class, 44 third class). Two masts and two funnels Crew 124.

Built for New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Co., in 1900 and named Morro Castle. New York-Cuba via Ward Line service. Scrapped as not listed on register in 1929.


Mount Carroll

Built by Merchant Shipbuilding Corporation, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, 1921. 7,469 gross tons; 440 (bp) feet long; 57 feet wide. Steam turbine engine, single screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  1,050 passengers (1,050 third class).

Built for United American Lines, in 1921 and named Mount Carroll. Hamburg-New York service. Sold to Matson Line, American flag, in 1925 and renamed Socrates. Sold in 1955 and renamed Southern Albatross. Liberian flag owners service. Sold to British owners, British flag, in 1955 and renamed Portaritissa. Scrapped in Japan in 1959.


Mount Clay

Built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1904. 8,865 gross tons; 488 (bp) feet long; 55 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 15 knots.  1,306 passengers (6 first class, 1,300 third class).

Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1904 and renamed Prinz Eitel Friedrich. Hamburg-New York service. Laid-up 1916-17. Seized by US Government, in 1917 and renamed USS De Kalb. Troop transport service. ID SP 1628. Transferred to United American Lines, in 1920 and renamed MOUNT CLAY. Hamburg-New York service. Laid up 1925-34. Scrapped in 1934.


Mount Clinton

Built by Merchant Shipbuilding Corporation, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, 1921. 7,510 gross tons; 440 (bp) feet long; 57 feet wide. Steam turbine engine, single screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  1,050 passengers (1,050 third class).

Built for United American Lines, in 1921 and named Mount Clinton. Hamburg-New York service. Sold to Holland - America Line, Dutch flag, in 1925 and renamed Maunalei. California-Hawaii service. Sold to Italian owners, in 1946 and renamed Santa Rosa. Sold to Italian owners, in 1948 and renamed Capo Manara. Scrapped in Japan in 1954.


Munaires

Built by Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Virginia, 1918. 7,250 gross tons; 385 (bp) feet long; 53 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Service speed 10 knots.  Cargo ship.

Built for Munson Line, American flag, in 1918 and named Munaires. Cuba and Rotterdam to New York 1919 to 1921 service. Later Pleiades, Greek flag. Torpedoed and lost in 1942.


Munamar

Built by Bethlehem Steel Corp, Sparrows Point, Maryland, 1915. 3,477 gross tons; Steam triple expansion Hull 147.

Built for Munson Line, American flag, in 1915 and named Munamar. New York-Cuba-Antilla service. in NaN.


Munargo

Built by New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey, 1921. 6,336 gross tons; 413 (bp) feet long; 57 feet wide. Steam turbine engine, single screw.  Service speed 17 knots.  Two masts and one funnel.

Built for Munson Line, American flag, in 1921 and named Munargo. New York-Bahamas-Cuba service. Sold to United States Navy, American flag, in 1941. Troopship service. Know as AP-20. Transferred to U.S. authorities, in 1943 and renamed Thistle. Hospital ship service. US Army then Shipping Board. Scrapped in United States in 1957.


Munchen

Built by Vulkan Works, Stettin, Germany, 1922. 13,483 gross tons; 551 (bp) feet long; 65 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  759 passengers (171 first class, 30 second class, 558 third class).

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1930 and renamed General Von Stuben. Renamed STEUBEN in 1938. Torpedoed and sunk by a Soviet submarine in the Baltic on January 10, 1945.


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