SS Pittsburgh

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Pennland (Bernstein).jpg
Pennland, 1935
History
United Kingdom
Name:
  • Pittsburgh (1922-25)
  • Pennland (1925-41)
Operator:
Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast
Yard number: 457
Laid down: 1913
Launched: November 17, 1920
Maiden voyage: June 6, 1922
Fate: Bombed April 25, 1941 and sank.
Notes: [1]
General characteristics
Type: Ocean liner
Tonnage: 16,322 tons
Length: 601 feet (183 m)
Beam: 67.8 feet (20.7 m)
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)

SS Pittsburgh was a transatlantic ocean liner. It was built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast for the American Line. Initial construction began in 1913, but was delayed by World War I. The ship was completed in 1920, and made its first voyage in 1922 for the White Star Line. In 1925, as Pennland, it commenced operations for the Red Star Line. The ship was refitted as a troopship for the Allies in World War II. The ship was bombed April 25, 1941 in the Gulf of Athens and sank.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "SS Pittsburgh". titanic-titanic.com. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 

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