SS Donau (1868)

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Name: SS Donau
Operator: Norddeutscher Lloyd
Route: Bremen - Baltimore
Builder: Caird & Company of Greenock, Scotland
Yard number: 147
Launched: October 17, 1868
Christened: SS Donau
Maiden voyage: January 16, 1869 Bremen-Baltimore
Homeport: Bremen
Fate: Sold in 1889 & Struck by fire in 1895
General characteristics
Type: Passenger Cargo Vessel (1868-1889) Cargo Only (1889-1895)
Tonnage: 2,869 gross tons
Length: 332 feet
Propulsion: Steam, Screw
Speed: 13 Knots

SS Donau was an Passenger and Cargo Vessel owned by Norddeutscher Lloyd. The ship was built by Caird & Company of Greenock, Scotland, in 1868 and served the Bremen-Baltimore line from January 16, 1869 until 1889 when she was sold. In 1895 she was destroyed by a fire in the North Atlantic while en route to Philadelphia. Everyone on board was rescued by the British steam ship Delaware.[1]