Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.
Referenced by Edward Wilding in his testimony regarding lifeboat capacity on various steamers.
October 8, 1903
Launched by Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Ireland, (Yard No. 353). The ship was originally to be named Scotian for the Wilsons & Furness-Leyland Line, a joint service of Wilson & Furness and Frederick Leyland's Leyland Line. The Wilsons & Furness-Leyland Line as well as Frederick Leyland's Leyland line were both purchased by IMM in 1901 and the vessel, as well as a sister, the Servian, were cancelled. The incomplete ships were laid up until both were purchased and finished for the Hamburg-America Line (HAPAG) in 1907.
May 14, 1907
Delivered to Hamburg-America line. Named President Lincoln.
Seized by U. S. Government and transferred to the Navy for use as a troop transport.
July 25, 1917
Commissioned as USS President Lincoln.
May 31, 1918
Torpedoed three times and sunk by German submarine U-90, 600 miles off the French coast. Sank within 20 minutes. Twenty-six lost their lives.