Tuesday, April 9, while traveling westbound Hamburg-Southampton-Baltimore,
received a wireless message from the Caledonia warning of ice at the
same location that, accounting for drift, was likely the field ice subsequently
encountered by Titanic.
Port of Registry: Hamburg
Flag of Registry: German
Company flag: blue and white, diagonally quartered, yellow shield on black anchor, black block letters on shield H A P A G
Steel hull, one funnel, twin screws, 3 decks, shelter deck
Tonnages: gross: 10, 237 net: 7,306
Dimensions: length: 501.4 ft width: 62.2 ft. depth: 42.6 ft.
Engines: triple expansion 8 cyl. (2 each) 21.33, 31.67, 46, 66 x 48 stroke
Accommodation: 1898 : Second class- 300, Third Class- 2,400, /1906 Steerage only
and engined by Blohm and Voss, Hamburg, Yard No. 12
1898 5 Feb. Launched
1898 10 April Maiden Voyage Hamburg-New York and return
1899 1 Feb. Severely damaged by storm in eastern Atlantic, numerous rescue attempts failed. Vessel given up as lost, after three weeks she limped into Ponta Delgada, Azores and later returned to Azores.
1906 Refitted. Tonnage listed as 11, 494, accommodations reconfigured to steerage and third class only.
1913 April- Sold to Unione Austriaca of Trieste and renamed Canada. First Voyage Trieste-Quebec City-Montreal and return.
1914 4 Aug. Interned at Baltimore by U.S. government at wars outbreak.
1917 6 April Formally seized by U.S. government and refitted as an Army transport called Hercules.
1918 Transferred to U.S. Shipping Board and renamed Philippines.
1919 Laid up.
1924 Left for New York to be scrapped.
1930 Sold to Bernstein Line and renamed Drachtenstein.
1934 Out of register, scrapped in Germany.
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