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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
18,072 gross 1903 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Hamburg America Line 599ft x 68.2ft 
 1903 Feb. 19, launched as the Servian for Wilson and Furness, laid up in the Musgrave Channel, BelfastAtlantic Journey ID 2802
 1906 Purchased by HAPAG, renamed President GrantAtlantic Journey ID 2803
 1907 Sept. 14, maiden voyage Hamburg-Boulogne-Southampton-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2804
 1914 took refuge in New York, Aug. 4 interned at HobokenAtlantic Journey ID 8469
 1917 Seized by the US authorities, operated as a US Navy transport - transferred to US Army (20 voyages)Atlantic Journey ID 8470
 1920 repatriated Czech troops from Vladivostok via Suez to TriesteAtlantic Journey ID 8471
 1921 handed over to the US Shipping Board, renamed President Buchanan, laid upAtlantic Journey ID 2805
 1923 Rebuilt by Newport News Shipbuilding Co., masts reduced to 4, new tonnage: 17,910. Accommodation: 600 cabin and 600 3rd classAtlantic Journey ID 2806
 1924 Renamed Republic, U.S. Lines, sailed New York - Plymouth - Cherbourg - BremenAtlantic Journey ID 2807
 1926 converted to carry cabin, tourist and 3rd class passengersAtlantic Journey ID 8472
 1940 1940-45 used as a U.S. transport or hospital shipAtlantic Journey ID 2808
 1946 Laid upAtlantic Journey ID 2809
 1951 ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 2810
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

S/S President Grant, Hamburg America Line
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President Grant, Hamburg America Line steamship
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Details: 18 072 gross tons, length 599 feet x beam 68.2 feet, one funnel, six masts, twin screw and a speed of 14 knots. She had accommodation for 200-1st, 150-2nd, 704-3rd and 2 300-4th class passengers.
President Grant, Hamburg America Line steamship
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