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Old 17th September 2005, 09:43
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United States - Danish flag

Built by Alex Stephen, Glasgow.
GRT 10,095, 16 knots and as an emigration ship she carried 200 First and over 1000 economy class pasengers. The vessel sailed between Scandinavia and U.S.A.
Grounded in 1908 after a collision,. but got back on track, yet another disaster few years later more problems occurred with evacuation of passengers in Norway.
Over a period of 31 years she made 462 Atlantic crossings.
Laid up in 1934 but was eventually sold to Italy where she would be used in the war against Ethiopia.
Danish communists tried to destroy the vessel.
Shortly afterwards she was broken up at Leghorn.

copyright: Hempel A/S, Copenhagen 09/03
artist: Johannes E. Moeller (Danish)
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