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52,226 gross 1912 at Hamburg by AG Vulcan Cunard Line 882.9ft x 98.3ft 
 1912 May 23, launched as the Imperator for HAPAGAtlantic Journey ID 1550
 1913 June 11, maiden voyage Hamburg-Southampton-Cherbourg-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1551
 1913 Funnels shortened by 3 metersAtlantic Journey ID 1552
 1914 Laid up at HamburgAtlantic Journey ID 1553
 1919 Surrendered to USA, became US transport shipAtlantic Journey ID 1554
 1920 Chartered by the Cunard Line for 9 voyages 1920-1921Atlantic Journey ID 1557
 1921 Purchased by Cunard, renamed Berengaria. Southampton - Cherbourg - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1558
 1922 Converted to oil fuel by Armstrong Whitworth, Walker-on-TyneAtlantic Journey ID 1555
 1938 Mar. 3, damaged by fire at New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1556
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


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