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American Line: New York

(American Line)
ex-City of New York, Inman Line

As Titanic left Southampton 10 April 1912, the suction and wave action of her propellers and huge bulk tore New York loose from her mooring in tandem with Oceanic at Berth 38.  The tug Vulcan quickly tied up to New York and along with the Hercules, kept her in check until Titanic had passed.

Signal letters:  K  L  P  B    Wireless call letters  K  S  N
Steel hull, 3 funnels (later 2)  three masts, twin screws
4 decks, 2 steel, wood sheathed, one part steel, wood sheathed, promenade deck, steel, wood sheathed
Electric lights, refrigeration machinery, submarine signal, wireless
Port of Registry:  New York
Flag of Registry:  American
Funnel:  Black with white band below black top
Company flag:  White with large blue eagle at the center
Tonnages:  gross/ 10,798   underdeck /8,557   net /4,643
Dimensions:  length/ 517 ft.   width/ 64.6 ft.   depth/ 22 ft.

1888   Built by James and GeorgeThompson, Glasgow, Yard No. 240 for Inman Line

Engines constructed by William Cramp & Sons Ship Engine Building Co.
Philadelphia. Pa.  2 triple expansion  8 cyl. (2) 42” (2) 66” (4) 77” x 60” stroke
1,978 NHP  19 knots  Accommodation First: 540  Second: 200 Third: 1,000

1888 15 Mar.    Launched as City of New York, largest ship in commission in the world and first twin screw liner on the North Atlantic.

1888 1 Aug      Maiden Voyage for Inman Liverpool to New York

1893   8 Feb    Last voyage for the Inman Line Liverpool – New York as Inman was absorbed as American Line

1893 22 Feb   Acquired by American Line and renamed New York

1893 25 Feb   First voyage Southampton-New York

1898 May        Renamed Harvard by the U.S. Government and used as an armed merchant cruiser during the Spanish—American War

1899  1  Jan     Reverted to American Line as New York

1901-1903 Extensive refit at Cramp, Philadelphia, two new funnels, triple expansion engines

1903 4 Apr First voyage following refit

1913 First Class became Second (700)  Third Class (1,000)

1918 Requisitioned by U.S. Government as troop carrier Plattsburg

1920 Three masts reduced to two resumed name New York on the westbound route Southampton-Cherbourg-N.Y, eastbound Southampton-Plymouth-N.Y.

1921 14 Sept.  First voyage for Polish Navigation Co, N.Y.-Antwerp-Danzig

1921 Nov.  Seized for debt and sold

1922 Under ownership of Irish-American Line as New York

1922 Ownership of United Transatlantic Line as New York

1922 10 Jun Taken over by American Black Sea Line as New York N.Y.-Constantinople-where sold at auction by order of U.S.  Government

1923 Scrapped at Genoa

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