000812: SS Dresden
The SS Dresden was built in 1889 by Bremer Vulkan Shipbuilders, in Vegesack, Germany, for Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd). It weighed 4,580 gross tons. It was 390 feet long and 46 feet wide. It had a steam triple expansion engine, with a single screw. Its service speed was 13 knots. It could hold 1,818 passengers, which included 38 first class passengers, 20 second class, and 1,760 third class, also known as steerage.
The Dresden made frequent trips between Bremen, New York and Baltimore. The ship was sold in 1903 and renamed Helius. It was eventually sold to the Turkish government in 1906 and renamed Tirimujghian, and perhaps Bezmi-I Alem. It was sunk in the Black Sea by gunfire during World War I at latitude 41.23N, longitude 31.32E on November 6, 1914.
On Albert Pohl’s voyage, there were 264 souls bound for New York and 654 for Baltimore, for a total of 918.
Source: R.B. Haworth, Miramar Ship Index (http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz/ : viewed 28 November 2008), Description of the SS Dresden.
Source: Photo of SS Dresden (built 1889), digital image, Ellis Island Foundation (http://www.ellisisland.org : downloaded 21 June 2005).
Citation: Mike Voisin, iSeeAncestors (http://iSeeAncestors.com/tree/groups/public/media/si-00007-i546-07.html : revised April 16, 2015), Gallery.
Revised: April 16, 2015
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