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S.S. Mobile (II)

Other names: Europe, Thoger, Guvernoren
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co. Ltd.
Launched 27/11/1890; completed April 1891; burned at sea 1915
Hull: length 435'; beam 46'; 5,302 tons; 4 masts; 1 funnel
Power: single screw; triple expansion engine by builder with cylinders of 20", 47.5", and 77.5" diameter, stroke 60"; 545 n.h.p.; 3 double-ended boilers, steam pressure 180 lbs.; 12 knots
Registered in Liverpool; official number 97855


Launched as the cattle carrier Europe for the National Line's Liverpool to New York service, this ship was transferred to the Atlantic Transport Line in 1907 and renamed. She was used by the Atlantic Transport Line occasionally before this transfer because an 1898 report in the New York Times notes that the Atlantic Transport Line steamer Europe, "which is now due from London," had on board 300 cases (20 tons) of rapid fire ammunition and "a small torpedo boat recently purchased by the Government in England."

In 1911 Mobile (II) was sold to Norwegian owners (Akties Quilimane of Larvik) for use as a whaler and renamed Thoger. In 1914 she was renamed again as Guvernoren, and on January 22, 1915, she burned at sea south of the Shetland Isles and was lost. She had four masts and one funnel.

Sources: The Atlantic Transport Line, 1881-1931; The Ships List; Passenger Ships of the World Past and Present, Eugene W. Smith, Massachusetts, 1977; Merchant Fleets in Profile 2; the Ships of the Cunard, American, Red Star, Inman, Leyland, Dominion, Atlantic Transport and White Star Lines, Duncan Haws, 1979; The New York Times, April 12, 1898


For more information ...

Kinghorn "The Atlantic Transport Line 1881 - 1931" McFarland, 2011

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