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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
17,324 gross 1908 at Bremen by AG Weser Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, Germany 590.2ft x 69.7ft 
 1908 Nov. 11, launched as the S/S Berlin for NDLAtlantic Journey ID 3435
 1909 May 1, maiden voyage Bremen-Southampton-Cherbourg-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 3436
 1914 August, served as a minelayerAtlantic Journey ID 3437
 1914 Nov. 17, interned at Hommelvik near Trondheim, NorwayAtlantic Journey ID 3438
 1919 Surrendered to Britain, trooping duties to India under P & O managementAtlantic Journey ID 3439
 1920 Purchased by White Star, refitted and renamed Arabic. New tonnage: 16,786 grossAtlantic Journey ID 3440
 1926 Chartered by Red Star LineAtlantic Journey ID 3441
 1927 Repainted in Red Star colorsAtlantic Journey ID 3442
 1930 Returned to White StarAtlantic Journey ID 3443
 1931 Scrapped at GenoaAtlantic Journey ID 3444
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

S/S Berlin (2), NDL
S/S Berlin (2), Norddeutscher Lloyd
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Berlin (2) - vor Algier, Norddeutscher Lloyd steamship
Berlin (2) - vor Algier, Norddeutscher Lloyd steamship
Doppelschrauben Salondampfer Berlin vor Algier". "Line: Genua - Neapel - Palermo - New York."
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S/S Berlin (2) at Hommelvik during WW1
S/S Berlin (2) interned at Hommelvik during WW1
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Arabic (3), White Star Line steamship
As the Arabic (3) for the White Star Line
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Arabic, Red Star Line steamship
As the Arabic for the Red Star Line
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Arabic - Red Star Line steamship
Arabic - Red Star Line service
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The Berlin (2) was built in 1908 by A. G. Weser in Bremen for the Norddeutscher Lloyd. 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. She was transferred to the White Star Line in 1920 and was refitted in Portsmouth Dockyard. On September 1921 she was renamed Arabic (3) and made her first voyage for the White Star Line from Southampton to New York. She was also used by the Red Star Line. Broken up at Genoa in 1931.


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