SS Vaterland model
|Port of registry:||Hamburg|
|Route:||Hamburg America Line's North Atlantic route|
|Builder:||Blohm & Voss shipyard|
|Laid down:||Between 1936-1937|
|Fate:||Destroyed 1943, Scrapped 1948|
|Length:||824 ft (251 m)|
|Installed power:||Turbo electric engines|
|Capacity:||354 1st class, 435 tourist class, 533 3rd class|
The Vaterland was ordered by the Hamburg-Amerika Line as the first of three planned liners for North Atlantic service. She had a length of 824-foot (251 m) and measured 41,000 gross tons She was launched in 1940, but she was laid up incomplete at Kuhwerder Hamburg. She was heavily damaged by Allied bombers on 25 July 1943. In 1948 it was decided that she was too damaged to be completed and her wreck was scrapped.
- Haws, Duncan. Merchant fleets in profile Vol 4. Patrick Stephens. p. 171. ISBN 0850593972.
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