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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,143 gross 1890 at Glasgow by Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. Hamburg America Line 331ft x 41.1ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1890  Nov 13, launched for the Hansa Line as the "Pickuben"Atlantic Journey ID 2484
 1891  Apr. 15, maiden voyage Hamburg-Quebec-MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 2485
 1892  Purchased by HAPAG in March, name remained PickhubenAtlantic Journey ID 2486
 1895  Christiansand - New York   
 1895  Renamed "Georgia"Atlantic Journey ID 2487
 1895       New York  May 13 Scandia LineTransatlantc ID
 1915  Housatonic. USAtlantic Journey ID 2488
 1917  Torpedoed by German sub. U-53 south of ItalyAtlantic Journey ID 2489
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 "Georgia" was built by Barclay, Curle & Co, Glasgow for the Hansa Line of Hamburg. She was a 3,143 gross ton ship, length 100,88m x beam 12,53m (331ft x 41.1ft), straight stem, one funnel, two masts, steel construction, single screw and a speed of 11 knots. There was accommodation for 10-1st and 620-3rd class passengers. Launched on 13th November 1890 as the "Pickhuben", she sailed on her maiden voyage from Hamburg to Quebec and Montreal on 15th April 1891. In March 1892 she was purchased by the Hamburg America Line and started her first Hamburg - New York voyage on 17th April 1892. She subsequently ran mostly between Hamburg and Montreal and in 1895 was renamed "Georgia". On 24th April 1895 she commenced her first Stettin - Helsingborg - Gothenburg - Christiansand - New York voyage and on 11th November 1897 started her last voyage on this service. On 2nd April 1900 she started sailings between Genoa, Naples and New York and her last voyage commenced on 2nd March 1902. She was then transferred, on 7th May 1902 to the Odessa - Constantinope - Smyrna - Piraeus - New York service. She started her seventh and last voyage on this route on 13th March 1904. In 1917 she was seized by the US authorities at New York, renamed "Housatonic" and operated by the US Shipping Board. On 3rd February 1918 she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U.53 south of the Scilly Isles.

[North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.1,p.398]


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