Vaterland In Mid Atlantic - SS Vaterland

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Sailing as the Vaterland for under a year before the beginning of WWI the Hapag Liner was to see many years service after the war as the United States lines S.S Leviathan. She was built at the Blohm & Voss yard in Hamburg as the second of the three Imperator class. At the time of her completion the largest vessel afloat she was superceeded as such by her sister Bismarck, later the Cunard liner Majestic.  With the coming of war in 1914, Vaterland was to be found in the Hapag terminal at Hoboten, NJ, where she was laid up until American intervention in 1917. Converted for war duties she became a troopship before entering service as Leviathan in

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