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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
12,830 gross 1898 at Hamburg by Blohm & Voss Hamburg America Line 561.2ft x 62.2ft 
 1898 Dec. 10, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 2503
 1899 Apr. 2, maiden voyage Hamburg-Boulogne-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2504
 1910 Rebuilt to accommodate 408 passengers 2nd class, and 2,310 passengers steerage, new tonnage: 13,193 grossAtlantic Journey ID 2505
 1910 Oct. 28, first voyage Hamburg-PhiladelphiaAtlantic Journey ID 2506
 1919 Surrendered to USA, used as transport shipAtlantic Journey ID 2507
 1920 Went to British ownershipAtlantic Journey ID 2508
 1922 Scrapped at HamburgAtlantic Journey ID 2509
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

A picture showing a Hamburg America Line steamship of the Pennsylvania-class (Pennsylvania, Patricia, Grafwaldersee and Pretoria)
A picture showing a Hamburg America Line steamship of the Pennsylvania-class
(Pennsylvania, Patricia, Graf Waldersee and Pretoria)

S/S Grafwaldersee
S/S Graf Waldersee
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Pennsylvania class steamer embarking passengers, Hamburg America Line
Pennsylvania class steamer embarking passengers
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