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1999.175.553
Mystic Seaport Num: 1999.175.553
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President Lincoln

Steamship Line: Hamburg-American Line Built: Harland & Wolff, Belfast, Ireland Year Built: 1907
Routes: Hamburg-NY
Passengers:1st class: 200; 2nd class: 150; 3rd class: 3,000
History:Launched as SCOTIAN for Furness, Withy, but purchased by Hamburg-American before completion and renamed PRESIDENT LINCOLN. Seized by US in 1917, converted to transport. Torpedoed and sunk May 31, 1918, while bound from France to NY; 26 lives lost.
Machinery:Twin-screw, 14.5 knots
Masts and funnels:6 masts, 1 funnel