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SS Patricia
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As German troop transport in Tsingtau, 1914

Immigrants on board

Immigrants boarding from a Holland-America Line tender

Capt. Leithauser

  • Source for photograph 1: Otto J. Seiler, _Ostasienfahrt; Linienschiffahrt der Hapag-Lloyd AG im Wandel der Zeiten_ (Herford: E. S. Mittler & Sohn, 1099), p. 46.
  • Source for photographs 2-4: William H. Miller, Jr., _The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs; 193 Views, 1897-1927_ (New York: Dover Publications, 1984), pp. 40-41.

    (taken from http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/amalfi/13/shipp.htm)

    SS Patricia, built by A. G. Vulcan, of Stettin, for the Hamburg American Line, and launched on 20 February 1899. 13,023 tons; 560.3 long x 62.3 feet broad; 1 funnel, 4 masts; twin screw propulsion, service speed 14 knots; accommodation for 162 1st-, 184 2nd-, an 2,143 3rd-class passengers. 7 May 1899, maiden voyage, Hamburg-New York. 1900, tonnage increased to 13,424. 1910, tonnage increased to 14,466; accommodation for 408 2nd- and 2,143 3rd-class passengers. 27 November 1913, last voyage, Hamburg-New York. 12 January 1914, chartered by the German government as a transport to Tsingtao. March 1919, surrendered to the U.S.A. 1920, "Patricia" (British). 1921 scrapped [Noel Reginald Pixell Bonsor, North Atlantic Seaway; An Illustrated History of the Passenger Services Linking the Old World with the New (enlarged and revised ed.; New York: Arco Publishing Co., 1975), vol. 1, p. 405]. Pictured in Michael J. Anuta, Ships of Our Ancestors (Menominee, MI: Ships of Our Ancestors, 1983; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., [1993]), p. 249, courtesy of Mystic Seaport Museum, 50 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT. For further information on the Patricia, including photographs, see Arnold Kludas and Herbert Bischoff,_Die Schiffe der Hamburg-Amerika-Linie (3 vols.; Herford: Koehler, 1979-1981). [Posted to the Emigration-Ships Mailing List by Michael Palmer - 3 July 1997]

    The "Patricia" was built by A.G.Vulcan, Stettin in 1899 for the Hamburg America Line. Her details were - 13,023 gross tons, length 560.3ft x beam 62.3ft, one funnel, four masts, twin screw and a speed of 14 knots. There was accommodation for 162-1st, 184-2nd and 2,143-3rd class passengers. Launched on 20/2/1899, she commenced her maiden voyage from Hamburg to New York on 7/5/1899. In 1900 she was rebuilt to 13,424 tons and on Jan.2, 1910 she ran down and sank the lightship "Elbe V". In 1910 she was again rebuilt to carry 408-2nd and 2,143-3rd class passengers, her tonnage becoming 14,466 tons. On 27/11/1913 she commenced her last voyage from Hamburg to New York, and on 12/1/1914 was chartered to the German Government who used her as a transport to Tsingtao (German China). In march 1919 she surrendered to the USA who used her as a Naval Transport and in 1920 she went to Great Britain and was operated by Ellerman Lines until 1921 when she was scrapped. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.1,p.405] [Merchant Fleets in Profile by Duncan Haws, vol.4, Hamburg America Line] [Posted to the ShipsList by Ted Finch - 8 November 1997]