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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
11,182 gross 1905 at Glasgow by Alexander Stephen & Sons Swedish America Line 517ft x 60ft x 38ft 
 YearRemarks
 1904 Dec. 22, launched as the Virginian for the Allan LineAtlantic Journey ID 3529
 1905 Apr. 6, maiden voyage Liverpool - St JohnAtlantic Journey ID 3538
 1914 Chartered by Canadian Pacific LineAtlantic Journey ID 3530
 1914 Merchant auxiliary cruiserAtlantic Journey ID 3539
 1917 Taken over by Canadian Pacific LineAtlantic Journey ID 3540
 1920 Gothenburg - New York   
 1920 Acquired by Swedish America Line, renamed "Drottningholm"Atlantic Journey ID 3531
 1920 New tonnage: 11,182 grossAtlantic Journey ID 3532
 1921 Gothenburg - New York   
 1922 Single-reduction geared turbines by De Laval, Stockholm. Accommodation: 532-cabin and 854-3rd classAtlantic Journey ID 3533
 1922 Gothenburg - New York   
 1923 Gothenburg - New York   
 1924 Gothenburg - New York   
 1925 Gothenburg - New York   
 1940 Served as mercy ship 1940-45Atlantic Journey ID 3534
 1945 ReconditionedAtlantic Journey ID 3535
 1951 Acquired by Home Line, renamed "Homeland", new tonnage: 10,043 grossAtlantic Journey ID 3536
 1955 Scrapped at TriesteAtlantic Journey ID 3537
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
Drottningholm, Swedish America Line steamship
The S/S Drottningholm [old postcard]
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S/S Drottningholm
S/S Drottningholm [old postcard]
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The S/S Drottningholm, (ex Virginian) was built in 1905 by A. Stephen & Sons in Glasgow for the Allan Line. She was 11,182 tons gross, 6,546 under deck and 6,832 net. The poop was 70 feet long, bridge deck 210 feet and the house on deck was 1,269 tons. The forecastle 113 feet long. She was constructed in steel and had 3 decks. She was fitted for oil fuel and equipped with electric light, refrigerating machinery, submarine signalling device and wireless. Propulsion: single reduction geared steam turbines, and she had triple screws. The engine was built by A/B DeLavals Angturbin in Stockholm. Call sign: KCMH. Official registration #: 6277. Port of registry: Gothenburg. [Lloyd's registry of shipping, subm. Gilbert Provost]

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