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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
22,225 gross 1905 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Hamburg America Line 669ft x 74.3ft 
 1905 Apr. 20, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 2103
 1905 Oct. 11, maiden voyage Hamburg-Dover-Cherbourg-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2104
 1907 Rebuilt, new tonnage: 22,621 grossAtlantic Journey ID 2105
 1912 Oct. 4, collided with and sank British submarine B-2 off Dover, 15 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 2106
 1917 Seized by USA, became U.S. Army transport "America"Atlantic Journey ID 2107
 1918 TroopingAtlantic Journey ID 2108
 1918 July 14, collided with and sank the "Instructor", 16 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 2109
 1918 Oct. 15, foundered at Hoboken pier, 6 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 2110
 1918 Raised in NovemberAtlantic Journey ID 2111
 1920 Apr. 20, sailed with 6,500 troops from Vladivostok to Trieste via SuezAtlantic Journey ID 2112
 1921 Rebuilt, accommodation: 225 1st class, 425 2nd class, 1,500 3rd class, converted to oil fuel at BostonAtlantic Journey ID 2113
 1921 Chartered by U.S. LinesAtlantic Journey ID 2114
 1923 Rebuilt, accommodation: 629 cabin, 1,056 3rd class, new tonnage: 21,114 grossAtlantic Journey ID 2115
 1926 Mar. 11, damaged by fire at Newport NewsAtlantic Journey ID 2116
 1926 Rebuilt, 835 cabin, 516 tourist 3rd class cabin, new tonnage: 21,329 grossAtlantic Journey ID 2117
 1931 Laid up in Chesapeake BayAtlantic Journey ID 2118
 1940 Renamed "Edmund B. Alexander"Atlantic Journey ID 2119
 1942 1942-43 rebuilt at Baltimore, one funnelAtlantic Journey ID 2120
 1943 Became a troopshipAtlantic Journey ID 2121
 1949 Laid up at BaltimoreAtlantic Journey ID 2122
 1958 Scrapped at BaltimoreAtlantic Journey ID 2123
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges

Amerika, Hamburg America Line steamship
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Amerika,sectional view
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Amerika, Hamburg America Line steamship
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Amerika departing Hamburg, Hamburg America Line
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Amerika departing Hamburg, Hamburg America Line
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