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American Line

Image of ss Philadelphia (American Line)

Length: 560 ft.
Breadth: 63 ft.
Draft (or Depth):
Tonnage: 10,508 (gross)
Engines: Triple expansion reciprocating steam engines, 18,000 h.p
Speed: 20 knots
Builder: J & G Thomson of Clydebank, Scotland, Yard No. (241)
Launched: October 20, 1888
Maiden Voyage: April 3, 1889
Disposition: 1923 - Scrapped at Genoa, Italy.

Port of Registry: New York, U.S.A.
Flag of Registry: U. S.
Funnel color: Black; white band below black top
Company flag: White with large blue eagle at center
Signal Letters:
Wireless call letters: M P H
Details: passengers; 1740, crew: 362


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

Mentioned during Edward Wilding's testimony before the Wreck Commissioner.


October 20, 1888

Launched by J & G Thomson of Clydebank, Scotland as the ss City of New York for the Inman Line at a cost of $1,850,000

April 3, 1889

Maiden voyage.


American Line's purchase of the Inman Line; vessel renamed Paris.


Renamed Yale (U. S. Transport).


Renamed Philadelphia.


Renamed Harrisburg (U. S. Transport)


Sold to New York - Naples Steamship Company.


Scrapped at Genoa, Italy.


Image Courtesy: Jeff Newman and www.greatships.net.