|RMS Arabic (III)|
|SS Arabic (III) -- Official White Star Line Card|
|Built: 1908, A.G. Weser, Bremen.
Yard No: 164
Funnels: 2 Masts: 2
Tonnage: 16,786 GRT
Dimensions: 186.7 x 21.3 m / 613 x 69.8 ft
Engines: Quadruple Expansion by builders
Twin Screw; 16,000 IHP; 17.5, max 19 kn.
Hull: Steel, 3 decks.
Passengers: 266-1st Class, 246-2nd Class, 2,700-3rd Class.
|Originally launched on November 7, 1908 as the Berlin for Norddeutscher Lloyd on the New York to Mediterranean service, she was completed April 25, 1909 and made her maiden voyage May 1, 1909. She served the New York service from Genoa and Bremerhaven. On September 18, 1914 she became an auxiliary cruiser with the German Navy as a minelayer. In October, the Berlin laid a minefield between Northern Ireland and Scotland, and on October 26th the British battleship Audacious ran into one of these mines and sank. On November 17, 1914 Berlin had to enter Trondheim, Norway due to the shortage of coal and was interned. On December 13, 1919 she was handed over to the Shipping Controller and became a troop transport under P & O management. In November 1920 she was sold to the White Star Line, Liverpool and refitted at Portsmouth Dockyard. She was re-named Arabic in 1921, and made her first White Star Line voyage on September 7th from Southampton to New York. Afterwards, she sailed on the Mediterranean to New York service until 1924 when she was moved to the Hamburg to New York service. Her passenger accommodation was changed in 1924 to 500-Cabin Class and 1,200-3rd Class. On October 29, 1926 Arabic made her first voyage under charter to Red Star Line, Antwerp. This charter lasted until 1930 when she reverted back to White Star Line and her passenger accommodation was again changed to 177-Cabin Class, 319-Tourist Class and 823-3rd Class. In December 1931 the Arabic was sold for breaking-up at Genoa.|
|SS Arabic (II) -- Pub. F Bruckmann, Germany|
|SS Arabic (II) -- Abstract of Log Card -- Hamburg to New York -- March 15 thru 23, 1926.|
|SS Arabic (II) -- Breakfast Menu -- July 15, 1926 -- English & German -- Front & Inside Views.|
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