Amerika, America

Amerika, America

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Amerika, America

Amerika arriving in (or departing from) Hoboken, New Jersey.

HAPAG’s Amerika (1905), the first true luxury liner, was launched on 20 April 1905.

A German ship with a New World name, Amerika was built in Ireland (at Harland & Wolff) and featured a French interior motif. She was 669 feet long and 74.3 feet at beam. The twin-stack liner featured a pair of steam engines, twin screws and a rated speed of 18 knots. She could carry up to 2,508 passengers (386 first class, 150 second class, 222 third class, 1,750 fourth class) and a crew of 577.

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