SS Brandenburg

The SS Brandenburg was built in 1902 for the North German Lloyd Lines of Bremen by Vulkan in Vegesack. It was a 7,532 gross ton ship with double masts and a speed of approximately 13 knots. It had a capacity for 60 - 1st or 2nd class passengers and 1,660- 3rd class passengers. Steerage passengers were packed in tightly so every inch of space was producing a cash flow just like cargo lower decks below. She sailed on her maiden voyage to New York on March 22, 1902. Photo Credit: flickr