000813: SS Scandia
The SS Scandia was built in 1889 by A. G. Vulcan of Stettin, Germany for the Hamburg Amerikanische Packetfahrt Actien Gesellschaft (HAPAG), or Hamburg-American Parcel Joint-Stock Company. The company was known as the Hamburg America Line after 1893. The Scandia was 371 feet long by 44 feet wide and weighed 4,243 gross tons. She had one funnel and two masts, a single screw engine and a speed of about 14 knots. There was room for 30 first class passengers and 1,400 third class passengers.
Designed as the Scandinavia, she was launched on August 24, 1889 as the Scandia. Her maiden voyage was from Hamburg to New York and Philadelphia on November 5, 1889. Her last Hamburg to New York voyage was on September 27, 1896. In 1898 she became the US Army transport Warren. She later caught fire and foundered alongside a pier at Shanghai on March 19, 1924 and was scrapped in 1925.
1 - North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P. Bonsor, Volume 1, page 396.
2 - R.B. Haworth, Miramar Ship Index (http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz/ : viewed 28 November 2008), Description of the SS Dresden.
Source: Michael J. Anuta, Ships of Our Ancestors (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1993), Page 302, Courtesy The Peabody Museum of Salem.
Citation: Mike Voisin, iSeeAncestors (http://iSeeAncestors.com/tree/groups/public/media/si-00007-i547-06.html : revised October 29, 2013), Gallery.
Revised: October 29, 2013
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