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Postcard: SS Patrica 1905

Postcard of SS Patricia on which Leon Witkowicz travel from Hamburg to New York in 1902.

The SS Patricia was built in 1899 by AG Vulcan for the Hamburg America Line. I was relatively small at 560 ft long, 62 ft wide and 13,000 gross tons, accommadating accommodation 62 1st-, 184 2nd-, an 2,143 3rd-class passengers. After only a few voyages, it caught fire on 15 Nov 1900 and floundered. It was rebuilt in 1900 to 13,424 tons capacity and again in 1910 to14,466 tons and 408 2nd and 2,143 3rd-class passengers. It’s last passenger voyage Hamburg-New York was 27 November 1913, last voyage, Hamburg-New York. In 1914 it was chartered by the German government as a transport to Tsingtao (German China). Near then end of WW1 (1919) she surrendered to the US who used her as a Naval Transport until 1920 she was transferred to Great Britain where she was operated by Ellerman Lines until 1921 when she was scrapped.

This link gives General Information provided to passengers of Norddeutscher-Lloyd steamship lines 1888-1889.


Date1905
File namePostcard SS Patricia.jpg
File Size1.7m
Dimensions3202 x 1040
Linked toWITKOWICZ, Leon (IMMIGRATION)

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