SS Scharnhorst (1904)

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Name: Scharnhorst
Owner: Norddeutscher Lloyd
Route: Bremen - New York
Ordered: 1902
Builder: Tecklenborg Shipping Yard
Laid down: 1902
Launched: 1904
Fate: 1919 seized by France, 1920 transferred to French Line and renamed La Bourdonnais.
General characteristics
Class and type: General class
Tonnage: 8,022 tons
Displacement: 13,500 tons
Length: 137m
Beam: 17m
Draught: 12m
Propulsion: 2 Quadruple expansion engines, 5,000 shp
Speed: 14 knots
Capacity: 90 first class
70 second class
2,000 steerage
Crew: 150

The SS Scharnhorst was a German passenger liner launched in 1904. The ship was laid down at the Tecklenborg Shipping Yard in Geestemünde, Germany, for the Norddeutscher Lloyd shipping company.

Scharnhorst belonged to a class of steamers known as the General class. Her sisterships included the steamships Zeiten, Seydlitz, Gneisenau, and Roon.

On 19 December, 1908, Scharnhorst arrived in New York harbor, after having been delayed by inclement weather. Two passengers died on the ship, one killed by a wave that washed him into the railing. Both passengers were buried the next day.[1]