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This rare photograph of Maryland (II) evidently shows her steaming in ballast (Kinghorn)

S.S. Maryland (II)

Sisters: Mississippi (III), Missouri (III)
Builder: Harland & Wolff, Govan, yard number 4481
Launched April 9, 1913; delivered November 1, 1913; scrapped 1933
Hull: length 370'; beam 50' 2"; 4,731 tons; 5 holds; 396,155 cubic feet cargo capacity; 10 winches
Power: single screw; quadruple expansion engine by builder, cylinders of 24 ½", 35", 50", and 73" diameter, stroke 54"; 392 n.h.p.; 4 single-ended boilers; bunker capacity 904 tons; coal consumption 40 tons per day; 10 knots
Registered in Belfast; official number 132044


This ship was built for the Atlantic Transport Line as a cattle and cargo carrier. The UBoat.net website lists her among the victims of U 52 and records her as having been torpedoed and sunk on December 16, 1916. But either U 52 mistakenly recorded a kill or her victim has been misidentified for this Maryland survived the Great War.

In her later years Maryland (II) sailed from Boston to London and she is recorded landing passengers from Boston in London on December 11, 1928. She was ultimately sold to P & W McLellan in 1933 for breaking at Bo'ness on the Firth of Forth.

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

A rare photograph of Maryland (Kinghorn)
This rare photograph of Maryland (II) evidently shows her steaming in ballast (Kinghorn)

For more information ...

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

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