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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
12,800 gross 1897 at Hamburg by Blohm & Voss Hamburg America Line 560ft x 62ft 
 1897 Oct. 9, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 2818
 1898 Feb. 12, maiden voyage Hamburg-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2819
 1910 Rebuilt, new tonnage 13,234 gross, Accommodation: 400 2nd class, 2,200 3rd class (steerage)Atlantic Journey ID 2820
 1914 June 12, damaged by collision with the S/S New York of the American LineAtlantic Journey ID 2821
 1914 Went to Hamburg for repairsAtlantic Journey ID 2822
 1919 Surrendered to USA, became US Govt. shipAtlantic Journey ID 2823
 1920 BritishAtlantic Journey ID 2824
 1921 ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 2825
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 Pretoria, Hamburg America Line
S/S Pretoria
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A picture showing a Hamburg America Line steamship of the Pennsylvania-class (Pennsylvania, Patricia, Grafwaldersee and Pretoria)
A picture showing a Hamburg America Line steamship of the Pennsylvania-class
(Pennsylvania, Patricia, Grafwaldersee and Pretoria)

Pennsylvania class steamer embarking passengers, Hamburg America Line
Pennsylvania class steamer embarking passengers
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