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11,621 gross 1901 at Glasgow by John Brown & Co. Ltd. Red Star Line 429.9ft x 59.2ft 
 1901 Nov. 26, launched for American LineAtlantic Journey ID 7082
 1902 Mar. 8, maiden voyage as charter for Dominion LineAtlantic Journey ID 7083
 1903 April, first voyage for American Line, Liverpool - PhiladelphiaAtlantic Journey ID 7084
 1904 Mar. 30, damaged in collision with the Clan Grant off Tuskar RockAtlantic Journey ID 7085
 1907 Nov. 16, chartered for one voyage Antwerp - New York for Red Star LineAtlantic Journey ID 7086
 1914 Sold to British Admiralty, converted to a dummy battlecruiser - renmed TigerAtlantic Journey ID 7087
 1915 May 30, torpedoed and sunk by German submarine in the Aegan SeaAtlantic Journey ID 7088
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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