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3,104 gross 1873 at Philadelphia by W. Cramp & Sons American Line 343ft x 43ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1873  launchedAtlantic Journey ID 6985
 1874  Jan 23, maiden voyage Philadelphia - Queenstown - LiverpoolAtlantic Journey ID 6986
 1875  Liverpool     Philadelphia  May 30 Transatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool     Philadelphia  July 10 Transatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Aug. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Oct. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Nov. 09 Transatlantc ID
 1876  Liverpool  July 05  Philadelphia  July 17 Transatlantc ID
 1876  Liverpool  Aug. 16  Philadelphia  Aug. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  Sept. 26  Philadelphia  Oct. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  Mar. 27  Philadelphia  Apr. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  May 15  Philadelphia  May 25 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     Philadelphia  July 06 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Aug. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Sept. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Nov. 09 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Apr. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     Philadelphia  June 07 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     Philadelphia  May 15 Also reported arrive 1880-05-18Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     Philadelphia  June 19 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Sept. 05 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  Oct. 01  Philadelphia  Oct. 10 Arrived in the morning - Also reported arrive 1880-10-09Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Mar. 05 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Apr. 18 Also reported arrive 1881-04-17Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     Philadelphia  May 22 Arrived early morningTransatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Aug. 31  Philadelphia  Sept. 08 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Oct. 05  Philadelphia  Oct. 15 Also reported arrive 1881-10-16Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Dec. 09 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Apr. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     Philadelphia  May 14 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     Philadelphia  July 24 Arrived Philadelphia in the morning - Also reported arrive 1882-07-23Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Aug. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Oct. 09 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Dec. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Mar. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Apr. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     Philadelphia  July 09 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Aug. 25  Philadelphia  Sept. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Oct. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     Philadelphia  June 01 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     Philadelphia  July 13 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Aug. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Oct. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Mar. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool  Apr. 22  Philadelphia  May 03 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Liverpool     Philadelphia  June 15 Queenstown 1885-06-04 - Also reported arrive 1885-06-13Transatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Apr. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool     Philadelphia  June 06 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool     Philadelphia  July 19 Also reported arrive 1886-07-18Transatlantc ID
 1886  Dec. 17, first voyage as charter for Red Star Line, Philadelphia - AntwerpAtlantic Journey ID 6987
 1891  Fitted with triple expansion engines by W. Cramp & Sons, PhiladelphiaAtlantic Journey ID 6988
 1898  Sold to US Gov. and renamed SupplyAtlantic Journey ID 6989
 1928  ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 6990
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
Picture of the American Line sister ships S/S Illinois and S/S Indiana
Picture of the sister ships S/S Illinois and S/S Indiana


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