SS Hamburg (1926)

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Yuri Dolgoruki
Yuri Dolgoruki
Career (Germany) Weimar Republic flag
Name: SS Hamburg
Owner: Hamburg America Line
Route: HamburgNew York City
Builder: Blohm & Voss Shipbuilders, Hamburg, Germany
Launched: 1926
Career (Germany) Kriegsmarine Jack
Name: Hamburg
Commissioned: 1940
Fate: Sunk by mine, 7 March 1945
Career (USSR) Soviet ensign
Name: Yuri Dolgoruki
Acquired: by salvage, 1950
Fate: Scrapped, 1977
General characteristics
Type: Ocean liner
Tonnage: 21,132 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 635 ft (194 m)
Beam: 72 ft (22 m)
Propulsion: Steam turbines, twin screws
Speed: 15.5 knots (28.7 km/h; 17.8 mph)
Capacity: 222 first class passengers
471 second class
456 third class

SS Hamburg was a German ocean liner owned by the Hamburg America Line, built by the Blohm & Voss Shipbuilders of Hamburg, Germany and launched in 1926. She had a sister ship the New York. They were similar to the SS Albert Ballin.

She became a naval accommodation ship for the German Navy in 1940. On 7 March 1945 during the evacuation of the forces from the Eastern Front, she struck a mine and sunk. She was then salvaged by the Soviets in 1950. She was intended to become a passenger ship, the Yuri Dolgoruki she was instead finished in 1960 as a whaling mother ship, she was then scrapped in 1977.

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