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CARONIA
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April 29, 1912
Martin Schleiss, 17

Built by John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland, 1905. 19,524 gross tons; 678 (bp) feet long; 72 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 18 knots.  1,550 passengers (300 first class, 350 second class, 900 third class). Built for Cunard Line, British flag, in 1905 and named Caronia. Liverpool-New York service. armed merchant cruiser, then troopship during World War I. Scrapped in 1933.

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March 26, 1909
Maria Willig, 16
Stefan Willig, 13
 
August 8, 1920
Rose Schnitzler, 36
Pauline Schnitzler, 16
Rose Schnitzler, 14
George Schnitzler, 9

ARGENTINA
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Built by Russell & Company, Port Glasgow, Scotland, 1907. 5,526 gross tons; 390 (bp) feet long; 48 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 15 knots.  1,450 passengers (45 first class, 175 second class, 1,230 third class). Built for Austro-Americana Line, Austrian flag, in 1907 and named Argentina. Trieste-South America and Trieste-New York Service service. Used as a hospital ship in 1918. Sold to Cosulich Line, Italian flag, in 1919. Mediterranean-New York service. Sold to Florio Line, Italian flag, in 1926. Sold to Tirrenia Line, Italian flag, in 1932. Scrapped in 1960.

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ROTTERDAM
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Feb. 25, 1902
Anton Willig, 38

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1897. 8,173 gross tons; 469 (bp) feet long; 53 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 15 knots.  2,350 passengers (200 first class, 150 second class, 2,000 third class). Built for Holland - America Line, Dutch flag, in 1897 and named Rotterdam. Rotterdam-New York service. Sold to Scandinavian American Line, in 1906 and renamed C.F. Tietgen. Copenhagen-New York service. Transferred to Russian American Line, in 1913 and renamed Dwinsk. Libau-New York and later Archangel-New York service. Transferred to Cunard Line, British flag, in 1917. Transferred to the British Government. Torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine off Bermuda in 1918.

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March 16, 1907
George Schnitzler, 24

CARPATHIA
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Built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Limited, Newcastle, England, 1903. 13,603 gross tons; 558 (bp) feet long; 64 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  1,704 passengers (204 first class, 1,500 third class). Built for Cunard Line, British flag, in 1903 and named Carpathia. Liverpool-New York and Trieste-New York service. Rescued 705 survivors on April 15, 1912 from the sunken TITANIC. Torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine off the English coast in 1918.

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HANNOVER
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Feb. 3, 1907
Peter Hahn, 21

The Hannover was built by Wigham Richardson & Co, Walker-on-Tyne in 1899 for North German Lloyd of Bremen. She was a 7,305 gross ton ship, length 429.9ft x beam 54ft, one funnel, two masts, twin screw and a speed of 13 knots. There was capacity for 120-2nd and 1,850-3rd class passengers. Launched on 22nd August 1899, she sailed from Bremen on her maiden voyage to Baltimore on 2nd December 1899. She was laid up at Bremen due to the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914, and in 1919 was surrendered to Britain. In 1922 she was resold to North German Lloyd and refitted to carry cabin and 3rd class passengers.  In 1932 she was scrapped at Bremen.

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April 24, 1907
Apolonia Schnitzler, 19
 
 
July 15, 1910
Apolonia Schnitzler, 22
Rosina Schnitzler, infant
PANNONIA
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The Pannonia was 9,851 gross tons, length 486.5ft x beam 59.3ft, one funnel, four masts, twin screw and a speed of 13 knots. Accommodation for 40-1st and 800-3rd class passengers. Built by John Brown & Co, Glasgow and purchased by Cunard SS Co while building, this ship was launched in March 1903. On 28th May 1904 she left Trieste on her maiden voyage to Fiume, Palermo and New York. Her last sailing was in 1914, when she was chartered to Anchor Line. She was scrapped in 1922.

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ULTONIA
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Sept. 23, 1906
Stephan Seigfried, 24

Built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Limited, Newcastle, England, 1898. 10,402 gross tons; 513 (bp) feet long; 57 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 13 knots.  840 passengers (40 first class, 800 third class). Built for Cunard Line, British flag, in 1898 and named Ultonia. Liverpool-Boston and later, Trieste-New York service. Torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine off the Irish coast on June 27, 1917.

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May 12, 1903
Clara Willig, 34
ZEELAND
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Built by John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland, 1901. 11,905 gross tons; 580 (bp) feet long; 60 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 15 knots.  1,162 passengers (342 first class, 194 second class, 626 third class). Built for International Navigation Company, British flag, in 1915 and renamed Northland. Chartered by Red Star Line, British flag, in 1920 and renamed Zeeland. Antwerp-New York service. Sold to Atlantic Transport Line, British flag, in 1927 and renamed Minnesota. London-New York service. Scrapped in Scotland in 1930.