Transport: Profitless End

Pride of Germany in the spring of 1914, the Hamburg-American liner Vaterland, was the biggest ship afloat when she steamed out of Cuxhaven on her maiden trip to New York. She was nearly 1,000 ft. long, carried 2,646 passengers, drew 48,942 tons. On her third trip to New York the War broke and her owners tied her up at Hoboken for safekeeping.

In 1917 the U. S. seized the huge craft as enemy property, renamed her Leviathan, rebuilt her as a troop transport. In ten trips she carried 95,000 A. E. F. troops to France,...

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