Built by Blohm & Voss Shipbuilders, Hamburg, Germany, 1899. 10,058 gross tons; 520 (bp) feet long; 58 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw. Service speed 14.5 knots. 3,451 passengers (369 second class, 3,082 third class).
Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1899 and named Rhein. Bremerhaven-New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Suez Australia service. Laid up at Baltimore 1914-17 owing to World War I. Transferred to US Government, in 1917 and renamed USS Susquehanna. A troop transport. Chartered by United States Mail Lines, American flag, in 1920. Began commercial service. Transferred to United States Lines, in 1920. Laid up 1922-28. Scrapped in Japan in 1929.
Source: The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. American Family Immigration History Center