New York

Vessel name on Arrival: New York

Original Builder: Blohm & Voss of Steinwerder Yard, Hamburg, Germany

Original Yard No: 474

Official Number:

Vessel Type: passenger

GRT: 21455

Year Built: 1927

Arrival Date: 18/01/1950

Breakup Started: 19/01/1950

Date First Beached: 14/03/1950

Date Breakup Completed: 09/12/1950

Draught For’d: 10' 10"

Draught Aft: 10' 4"

Name Changes:

Other Information:

Passenger-Cargo (reefer) Liner S.S. NEW YORK for Hamburg-Amerika Linie of Hamburg

 

20-10-1926  :  Launched

12-03-1927  :  Completed

 

Tonnage  :  21,455 GRT            (Increased in 1934 to 22,337 GRT)

 

Dimensions  :  183.6 metres  x  22.1 metres  (Lengthened in 1934 to 196.8 metres)

 

Propulsion  :  Steam Turbines driving twin-screwshafts to give a speed of 15.5 knots. 

(Re-engined in 1929 giving an increased speed of 19-20 knots)

 

01-04-1927  :  Maiden voyage  :  Hamburg-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York

 

1940  :  Laid up at Kiel and used as an Accommodation Ship

 

03-04-1945  :  Kiel-Hindenburgfur bombing by enemy aircraft – capsized

 

1947  :  Vessel raised and refloated

 

02-08-1949  :  Arrived at Dalmuir, Scotland for partial breaking by Arnott Young & Company Shipbreaking

 

18-01-1950  :  Arrived Troon, Ayrshire, for final hulk breaking by West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company