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Ellis Island Ship List - R


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Reliance

Built by J.C. Tecklenborg, Geestemunde, Germany, 1920. 19,582 gross tons; 615 (bp) feet long; 71 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, triple screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  1,010 passengers (290 first class, 320 second class, 400 third class). Three funnels and two masts.

Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1914 and named Johann Heinrich Burchard. Remained incomplete through World War I. Sold to Royal Holland Lloyd, in 1916 and renamed Limburgia. Amsterdam-East Coast of South America service. Completed in 1920. Sold to United American Lines, in 1922 and renamed Reliance. Hamburg-New York service. Caught fire and burned at Hamburg 8/7/1938. Wreckage scrapped in 1941.


Republic

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1903. 15,378 gross tons; 585 (bp) feet long; 67 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  2,200 passengers (200 first class, 2,000 second class, ).

Built for White Star and Dominion Lines, in 1903 and named Republic. Mediterranean-New York service. Collided with Italian steamer FLORIDA off Nantucket Lightship 1/23/1909. All but four were saved. The ship itself later sank in 1909.


Resolute

Built by A. G. Weser Shipbuilders, Bremen, Germany, 1920. 20,200 gross tons; 616 (bp) feet long; 72 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, triple screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  1,945 passengers (335 first class, 284 second class, 1,326 third class). Three funnels and two masts.

Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1914 and named William Oswald. Remained incomplete due to World War I. Sold to Royal Holland Lloyd, in 1916 and renamed Brabantia. Amsterdam-East Coast of South America service. Was not completed until 1920. Sold to United American Lines, in 1922 and renamed Resolute. Hamburg-New York service. Sold to Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1926. Cruising only after 1928. Sold to Italian Government, Italian flag, in 1935 and renamed Lombardia. Passenger and troopship service. Hit by Allied bombers at Naples in 1943, burned out and sank. Wreckage raised and scrapped at La Spezia in 1946.


Rhynland

Built by Vickers, Sons & Maxim Limited, Barrow-in-Furness, England, 1879. 3,689 gross tons; 402 (bp) feet long; 40 feet wide. Compound engine, single screw.  Service speed 12.5 knots.  1,150 passengers (150 first class, 1,000 third class).

Built for Red Star Line, British flag, in 1879 and named Rhynland. Antwerp-New York service. Chartered by Italian owners, in 1906 and renamed Rhyna. Scrapped in Italy in 1906.


Rijndam

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1901. 12,527 gross tons; 575 (bp) feet long; 62 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 15 knots.  2,282 passengers (286 first class, 196 second class, 1,800 third class). One funnel and two masts.

Built for Holland - America Line, Dutch flag, in 1901 and named Rijndam. Rotterdam-New York service. Laid up in 1917 due to World War I. Chartered by United States Navy, American flag, in 1918. Used as a troopship. Rotterdam-New York service 1919-28. Scrapped in Holland in 1929.


Roland

Built by Armstrong, Mitchell & Company, Walker-on-Tyne, England, 1893. 3,063 gross tons; 345 (bp) feet long; 43 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 12 knots.  828 passengers (28 first class, 800 third class).

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1893 and named Roland. Various services including Bremerhaven-New York service. Sold to Turkish owners, in 1911 and renamed Bahriahmer. Sunk by Russian warships in the Black Sea on October 7, 1914.


Rotterdam

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1908. 24,149 gross tons; 667 (bp) feet long; 77 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 17 knots.  3,575 passengers (520 first class, 555 second class, 2,500 third class). Two masts and two funnels.

Built for Holland - America Line, Dutch flag, in 1908 and named Rotterdam. Rotterdam-New York service. Laid up for most of World War I. Broken up in Holland in 1940.


Roussillon

Built by A. G. Weser Shipbuilders, Bremen, Germany, 1906. 8,800 gross tons; 462 (bp) feet long; 57 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  1,773 passengers (100 first class, 1,673 third class).

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1906 and named Goeben. Bremerhaven-Far East service. Laid up 1914-19.. Given as reparations to French Line, French flag, in 1919 and renamed Rousillon. France-New York service. Laid up 1930. Scrapped in 1931.


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