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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
18,084 gross 1903 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Hamburg America Line 598.8ft x 68.2ft 
 YearRemarks
 1903 Oct 8, launched as the "Scotian" for Wilson's & Furness-LeylandAtlantic Journey ID 2811
 1903 Laid upAtlantic Journey ID 2812
 1906 Purchased by HAPAG, renamed "President Lincoln"Atlantic Journey ID 2813
 1907 June 1, maiden voyage Hamburg-Boulogne-Plymouth-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2814
 1917 Seized by USA at New York, became a transport shipAtlantic Journey ID 2816
 1917 Seized by USA, became a transport shipAtlantic Journey ID 2815
 1918 May 31, torpedoed and sunk by German sub. U-90 in the North Atlantic, 26 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 2817
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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Bad Seas Tossed Liner
New York Times, March 25, 1911
The President Lincoln Had a Tempestuous Voyage. Buffeted by seas the Hamburg American liner President Lincoln arrived yesterday from Hamburg a day late. Bad weather was almost continual during all of her twelve daysí trip. When the liner tried to stop at Cherbourg to take on passengers and mail, it was so rough that the tender could not get alongside and the vessel had to keep on her way. When longitude 28 degrees was reached she ran into the worst storm of the voyage. A hurricane kicked up such a sea that the vessel was raked by mighty waves. A hurricane kicked up such a sea that the vessel was raked by mighty waves. The ship was slowed down and oil was poured on the waters. Between decks a collection of animals made a great and continual din as the storm pounded the vessel. There was a wombat, a scappilala, hyenas, eight antelope, two llamas, five deer, a giant wart hog, a gnu and seven horses aboard. Besides, there were 2,000 canaries from the Hartz mountains. When the President Lincoln was running through a wild sea, Schlerme Levin, a Russian lad of eighteen, traveling alone in steerage, committed suicide by jumping overboard. He had attracted some attention because of his persistent talk that he was pursued by Cossacks and Russian secret police. Max Jablensky, a second cabin passenger, attempted suicide by cutting his throat. As soon as he cut himself he became remorseful and shouted for help. The shipís doctor pulled him around and he will have to explain to the Immigration authorities why he attempted suicide before they will let him join his relatives in this city.

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