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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
16,786 gross 1908 at Bremen, Germany by AG Weser White Star Line 590.2ft x 69.7ft x 38.9ft 
 1908 Nov. 11, launched as the S/S Berlin for NDLAtlantic Journey ID 3647
 1909 May 1, maiden voyage Bremen-Southampton-Cherbourg-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 3648
 1914 August, served as a minelayerAtlantic Journey ID 3649
 1914 Nov. 17, interned at Hommelvik near Trondheim, NorwayAtlantic Journey ID 3650
 1919 Surrendered to Britain, trooping duties to India under P & O managementAtlantic Journey ID 3651
 1920 Purchased by White Star, refitted and renamed "Arabic". New tonnage: 16,786 grossAtlantic Journey ID 3652
 1926 Chartered by Red Star LineAtlantic Journey ID 3653
 1927 Repainted in Red Star colorsAtlantic Journey ID 3654
 1930 Returned to White StarAtlantic Journey ID 3655
 1931 Scrapped at GenoaAtlantic Journey ID 3656
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

The third ship by this name operated by the White Star was built in 1908 by A. G. Weser in Bremen as the S/S Berlin (2) for the Norddeutscher Lloyd. It was transferred to the White Star Line in 1920 and was refitted in Portsmouth Dockyard. On September 1921 she was renamed Arabic and made her first voyage for the White Star Line from Southampton to New York. She had a tonnage of 16,786 tons gross, 12,307 under deck and 9,657 net. Poop 70 feet long, bridge deck 359 feet and forecastle 40 feet. She had two funnels, two masts, 3 steel decks and steel shade deck sheathed in teak, 4th steel deck in holds and 9 cemented bulkheads. She was fitted with electric light, refrigerating machinery, submarine signaling device and wireless. There was a cellular double bottom 517 feet long, 2,886 tons and aft peak tank 73 tons. She had twin screws and quadruple expansion engines with 8 cylinders of 33 13/16, 48 7/16, 69 3/4 and 110 15/16 inches diameter each pair, stroke 63 inches. It was operating at 220 p.s.i. delivering 2,127 nominal horsepower. There were 6 double ended and 1 single ended boilers, 51 corrugated furnaces, grate surface 948 sq. ft., heating surface 38,104 sq. ft.. Broken up at Genoa in 1931. Call sign: KDHN. Official registration # 144346

Arabic (3), White Star Line steamship
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