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Deutsche-Amerikanische-Petroleum Gesellschaft

Image of ss Deutschland (Deutsche-Amerikanische-Petroleum Gesellschaft)

Length: 339.1 ft.
Breadth: 43.7 ft.
Draft (or Depth): 29.6 ft.
Tonnage: 3,710 tons gross.
Engines: Triple expansion, 3 cyl. (1) 23.75" (1) 40.2" (1) 65.2" x 49.2" stroke
Speed: 10.5 knots
Builder: Vulcan, Stettiner Maschienbau Gesellschaft, Stettin.
Maiden Voyage:
Disposition: 1922-23: Scrapped: Baltimore, MD..

Port of Registry: Hamburg, Germany
Flag of Registry: German
Funnel color: Black; red-yellow-red vertical stripes below black top, red block letter R on yellow (middle) stripe
Company flag: Black-yellow-red horizontal stripes of equal width; red block letter R on yellow (middle) stripe
Signal Letters: R J V S
Wireless call letters: D F U
Details: Steel hull, 1 funnel, 3 masts, single screw, electric light, wireless


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

Among the wireless messages transmitted by Baltic to Titanic 14 April 1912 at 1:42 p.m., ". . . Last night we spoke with German oiltank steamer Deutschland, Stettin to Philadelphia, not under control, short of coal 40°42' N., 55°11' W. Wishes to be reported to New York and other ships." (Deutschland was picked up 14 April by Asian and towed to Halifax; arrived 18 April.)



Owned and operated by Deutsche-Amerikanische Petroleum Gesellschaft.

August 3, 1914

At outbreak of war, put into Rotterdam.

Transferred to Standard Oil Company (New Jersey), renamed Communipaw.

October 31, 1922

Arrived at Baltimore, Maryland, U. S. A.; scrapped. (1922-23)


Courtesy: John P. Eaton. Used with permission.
Image Courtesy: Old Ship Photo Galleries (http://www.photoship.co.uk) Used with permission