(aka Canada,Hercules, Philippines,Drachtenstein)
OnTuesday, April 9, while traveling westbound Hamburg-Southampton-Baltimore,received a wireless message from the Caledonia warning of ice at thesame location that, accounting for drift, was likely the field ice subsequentlyencountered by Titanic.
Port of Registry: Hamburg
Flagof Registry: German
Companyflag: blue and white, diagonally quartered, yellow shield on black anchor,black block letters on shield H A P A G
Steelhull, 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. (2each) 21.33, 31.67, 46, 66 x 48stroke
Accommodation:1898 : Second class- 300, Third Class- 2,400, /1906 Steerage only
1898 Builtand engined by Blohm and Voss, Hamburg, Yard No. 12
18985 Feb. Launched
1898 10 April Maiden Voyage Hamburg-New York and return
1899 1 Feb. Severely damaged bystorm in eastern Atlantic, numerous rescue attempts failed. Vessel given up as lost, after three weeksshe limped into Ponta Delgada, Azores and later returned to Azores.
1906 Refitted. Tonnage listed as 11, 494, accommodationsreconfigured to steerage and third class only.
1913 April- Sold to Unione Austriaca of Trieste and renamed Canada. First Voyage Trieste-Quebec City-Montreal andreturn.
1914 4 Aug. Interned at Baltimore by U.S. government atwars outbreak.
1917 6 April Formally seized by U.S. government and refittedas an Army transport called Hercules.
1918 Transferred to U.S. ShippingBoard and renamed Philippines.
1919 Laid up.
1924 Left for New York to bescrapped.
1930 Sold to Bernstein Line andrenamed Drachtenstein.
1934 Out ofregister, scrapped in Germany.