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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
54,282 gross 1913 at Hamburg by Blohm & Voss Hamburg America Line 907.6ft x 100.3ft 
 1913 Apr. 3, launched for HAPAGAtlantic Journey ID 3036
 1917 April, seized by USA at new York, became US Govt. ship "Leviathan"Atlantic Journey ID 3037
 1920 Rebuilt 1920-1923, new tonnage: 59,956 gross, accommodation: 750 1st class, 535 2nd class, 2,000 3rd classAtlantic Journey ID 3038
 1920 Purchased by US LinesAtlantic Journey ID 3039
 1938 ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 3040
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Hamburg America Line steamship Vaterland
S/S Vaterland [old postcard]
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Steerage passengers on deck of the Hamburg America Line steamship Vaterland
Steerage passengers on deck of the Hamburg America Line steamship Vaterland
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