Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.
April 14, 1912
Eastbound, New York to Hamburg. At 11:20 a.m., transmitted an ice advisory to the U. S. Hydrographic Office (M X G), warning of ice at 41.27N., 50.08W. - 12.5 miles from where the Titanic later sank. This message was heard by Titanic and was transmitted by her to land stations at 1:45 p.m. On April 15th Amerika reported ice at 41.30N., 50.0W.
April 20, 1905
October 11, 1905
Maiden voyage, Hamburg - Dover - New York.
October 6, 1914
First voyage, Hamburg - Boulogne - Southampton - New York.
Seized by U. S. Government, renamed America.
Nine trooping voyages U. S. to France.
January 1, 1920
New York - Vladivostok via Panama (arrived April 20); embarked 6,500 troops for Trieste.
June 22, 1921
U. S. Mail Line acquisition. New York - Bremen. First Class 225; Second Class 425; Third Class 1,500.
August 27, 1921
Taken over by U. S. Lines; first voyage New York - Bremen - Danzig.
March 11, 1926
Newport News, VA., serious fire; extensively rebuilt; tonnage 21,329. Cabin Class 835; Tourist Third Cabin 516.
New York - Plymouth - Cherbourg - Bremen.
August 25, 1931
Last voyage Hamburg - Southampton - Cherbourg - New York; handed back to U. S. Government; laid up in Chesapeake Bay.
Commissioned as U. S. transport Edmund B. Alexander, extensively refitted; converted to oil; two funnels reduced to one.
As transport, struck mine off Bremerhaven; towed to port.
Laid up, first at Baltimore, then near New York in Hudson River.
Sold to Bethlehem Steel Company, towed from Hudson River to Baltimore, scrapped.