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Image of ss Minnewaska (Atlantic Transport Line)

Length: 600 ft.
Breadth: 65.5 ft.
Draft (or Depth): 39 ft.
Tonnage: 14,317 (gross)
Engines: Quadruple expansion engines by builder with cylinders of 30", 43", 63", and 89" diameter, stroke 60"; 1,222 n.h.p.
Speed: 16 knots
Builder: Harland & Wolff, Belfast, Ireland (Yard No. 397)
Launched: November 12, 1908
Maiden Voyage: May 1, 1909
Disposition: 1918 - Sold to shipbreakers.

Port of Registry: London, England
Flag of Registry: British
Funnel color: Red; black top
Company flag: Three horizontal stripes; red, white, blue; two rows of six stars in each stripe; white stars on red and blue stripes, blue stars on white.
Signal Letters: H N T B
Wireless call letters: M M W
Details: Official number 124674; 4 masts; 4 decks and shelter deck; fitted with electric light, submarine signaling device and refrigerating machinery; water ballast


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

Minnewaska was one of the ships that assisted Carpathia with sending out survivors names following the Titanic disaster.


November 12, 1908

Launched by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, Ireland (Yard No. 397).

May 1, 1909

Maiden voyage:

May 1909 and January 1915

The Minnewaska (III) made approximately 66 round trip voyages to New York before being requisitioned for World War I.

November 29, 1916

Struck a floating mine in Suda Bay, Crete, with 1,600 troops on board. Successfully beached, the vessel was beyond repair.


Sold to Italian shipbreakers for scrap and broken up on site.


Courtesy: John P. Eaton. Used with permission.
Image Courtesy: Jeff Newman and greatships.net