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11,621 gross 1901 at Glasgow by John Brown & Co. Ltd. American Line 530.5ft x 59.2ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1901  Nov. 26, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 7068
 1902  Mar. 8, maiden voyage as charter for Dominion LineAtlantic Journey ID 7069
 1903  April, first voyage for American Line, Liverpool - PhiladelphiaAtlantic Journey ID 7070
 1904  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Jan. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Mar. 03 Crossing the Ocean in 7 daysTransatlantc ID
 1904  Mar. 30, damaged in collision with the Clan Grant off Tuskar RockAtlantic Journey ID 7071
 1904  Liverpool     Philadelphia  May 14 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     Philadelphia  July 24 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Oct. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Philadelphia  July 01 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Philadelphia  July 05 Transatlantc ID
 1907  Nov. 16, chartered for one voyage Antwerp - New York for Red Star LineAtlantic Journey ID 7072
 1914  Acquired by British AdmiraltyAtlantic Journey ID 966
 1914  Sold to British Admiralty, converted to a dummy battlecruiser - renmed TigerAtlantic Journey ID 7073
 1915  May 30, torpedoed and sunk by German submarine in the Aegan SeaAtlantic Journey ID 7074
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
Merion, American Line steamship
S/S Merion, American Line
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