Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.
Referred to at various points during the inquiries.
April 9, 1895
Launched by W. Cramp & Sons of Philadelphia for the American Line.
October 9, 1895
Maiden voyage: New York - Southampton
Chartered as an armed cruiser during the Spanish-American War.
Struck a submerged object, destroying her starboard propeller. With the resultant loss in friction of the prop blades and the water the starboard engine raced until it too broke up. The vessel required significant repairs before it could return to service.
April 25, 1908
Collided with HMS Gladiator in heavy fog off the Isle of Wight. Both vessels were seriously damaged but St. Paul managed to stay afloat. Gladiator wasn't as lucky and sank shortly after the collision, resulting in the loss of 29 of her crew.
Commissioned as a troop transport; renamed Knoxville. Before conversion could be completed the vessel capsized at her beth in New York.
January 9, 1920
Severely damaged by fire during a refit for return to commercial service. Vessel never sailed again.
October 19, 1923
Arrived at Wilhelmshaven for scrapping.