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4,967 gross 1886 at Glasgow by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Eng. Co. Ltd. Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, Germany 439.6ft x 48.1ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1886  Bremen     New York  Sept. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Bremen     New York  Oct. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Bremen     New York  Mar. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Bremen     New York  May 20 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Bremen     New York  Mar. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Bremen     New York  Apr. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Bremen     New York  May 18 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Bremen     New York  June 05 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Bremen     New York  July 20 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Bremen     New York  Aug. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Bremen     New York  Feb. 23 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Bremen     New York  Mar. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Bremen     New York  Apr. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Bremen     New York  May 17 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Bremen     New York  June 14 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Bremen     New York  July 12 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Bremen     New York  Aug. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Bremen     New York  Sept. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Bremen     New York  Oct. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Bremen     New York  Nov. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Bremen     New York  Dec. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Bremen     New York  Jan. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Bremen     New York  Feb. 23 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Bremen     New York  Mar. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Bremen     New York  Apr. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Bremen     New York  May 18 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Bremen     New York  June 13 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Bremen     New York  July 11 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Bremen     New York  Aug. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Bremen     New York  Sept. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Bremen     New York  Oct. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Bremen     New York  Nov. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Bremen     New York  Dec. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Bremen     New York  Jan. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Bremen     New York  Feb. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Bremen     New York  Mar. 23 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Bremen     New York  Apr. 23 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Bremen     New York  June 17 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Bremen     New York  Aug. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Bremen     New York  Sept. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Bremen     New York  Oct. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Bremen     New York  Mar. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Bremen     New York  May 03 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Bremen     New York  May 31 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Bremen     New York  Aug. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Bremen     New York  Oct. 25 Transatlantc ID
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
The Saale - at New York
Saale - at New York
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Saale, Norddeutscher Lloyd steamship
Saale, Norddeutscher Lloyd steamship
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The Saale was a sister ship to the Trave and the Aller, all built in 1886. She was built by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, (John Elder & Co. Govan, Glasgow). She was built to l accommodate 224 first class, 94 second class, and 850 third class (steerage) passengers in addition to officers and crew to the number of 170. The upper and main decks were of teak, and all deck houses were of steel and teak. The saloon was 50 feet long and 46 feet broad, and the interior fittings and ornaments were the work of the best decorators and artists of Germany. The woodwork was of oak, the hangings of red silk velvet, and the floor was covered with soft carpets, while the walls were hung with masterpieces of Munich artists. The ladies' cabin was furnished in blue plush and velvet, and the two smoking rooms in oak, with Japanese stamped leather. The second class dining room was on the main deck aft, and the steerage passengers were accommodated on the lower deck. All the modern improvements in the use of steam for navigation were adopted on the Saale, which carried 33 independent steam engines, with 65 cylinders. Her main engines were the largest triple expansion engines that had yet been constructed. The high pressure cylinder was 44 inches, the intermediate pressure, 70 inches, and the low pressure 108 inches in diameter, each was adapted for a stroke of 6 feet. All compartment bulkheads were closed with water-tight steel and iron doors, which were opened and closed from the deck, and an indicator under the eyes of the officer of the deck showed whether the doors were open or shut. In case of fire hose could be attached to pumps at 26 places on and below deck, and steam could be turned on in all parts of the ship.


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