Destination: The Americas

The Ships & Data
Archivist: John Schlesinger

  Ship Data: Information regarding the ships your Donauschwaben ancestors journeyed on immigrating to the Americas, may be provided by request.  

Contact: John Schlesinger

sample below:  

The steamship SLAVONIA was built by Sir J Laing & Sons, Sunderland (ship #600) (engines by Wallsend Slipway Co Ltd) and launched on 15 November 1902 as the YAMUNA for the British India Line. 10,606 tons; 155.44 x 18.13 meters/510 x 59.5 feet (length x breadth); 1 funnel, 2 masts; twin-screw propulsion (triple-expansion engines), service speed 13 knots; accommodation for 40 passengers in 1st class and 800 in steerage. June 1903, completed (8,831 tons). 1904, purchased by the Cunard Line; renamed SLAVONIA; refitted for the North Atlantic service (10,606 tons; accommodation for 71 passengers in 1st class, 74 passengers in 2nd class, and 1,954 in steerage). 17 March 1904, first voyage, Sunderland-Trieste (departed 29 March)-Fiume-Palermo-New York. 5 May 1909, last voyage, Trieste-Fiume-Palermo-New York. 11 June 1909, wrecked at Flores, in the Azores, without loss of life; the passengers were taken off by the steamships PRINZESS IRENE (Norddeutscher Lloyd) and BATAVIA (Hamburg-America Line) [Noel Reginald Pixell Bonsor, North Atlantic Seaway; An Illustrated History of the Passenger Services Linking the Old World with the New (2nd ed.; Jersey, Channel Islands: Brookside Publications), vol. 1 (1975), p. 156; Arnold Kludas, Die grossen Passagierschiffe der Welt; Eine Dokumentation, Bd. 1: 1858-1912 (2nd ed.; Oldenburg/Hamburg: Gerhard Stalling, c1972), pp. 98-99 (2 photographs)]. Also pictured in Michael J. Anuta, Ships of Our Ancestors (Menominee, MI: Ships of Our Ancestors, 1983), p. 310, from the Alex Shaw Collection, Steamship Historical Society of America, Langsdale Library, University of Baltimore, 1420 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201 - [Posted] 






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