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Category:Philadelphia (ship, 1889)

ShipEdit

  • Built by: J&G Thomson at Glasgow
  • Length: 160.8 m
  • Beam: 19.3 m
  • GRT: 10499 tons
  • clipper stem, three funnels, three masts, twin screw giving 20 knots. Accommodation for 540 1st, 200 2nd, 1000 3rd class passengers. After rebuilding at Belfast, her funnels were reduced to two and her tonnage increased to 10786.

HistoryEdit

  • 1889 Named: CITY OF PARIS for the Inman Line and ran on their Liverpool - Queenstown - New York service.
  • 1893 Transferred to the American flag Renamed: PARIS for the American Line and was employed on their Southampton - NY run.
  • 1898 she became the US armed cruiser USS YALE
  • 1898 Resumed NY - Southampton as the PARIS
  • 1899 Grounded off the Cornish coast, was refloated and rebuilt at Belfast as the PHILADELPHIA
  • 1901 Used in the Southampton - Cherbourg - NY service. She also called at Queenstown (Cobh).
  • 1914 Transferred to the Liverpool - NY
  • 1918 Became the US Transport USS HARRISBURG
  • 1920 Back to the NY - Plymouth - Cherbourg - Southampton run as the PHILADELPHIA
  • 1922 sold to the New York - Naples Steamship Co. and employed on the NY - Gibraltar - Naples service where she was arrested for debt
  • 1923 Scrapped in Genoa.

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