SS Lessing Archival Collection
Lessing (1874) H am burg-American Line
Built by Alexander Stephen & Sons, Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 3,527. Dimensions: 374' x 39'. Single-screw, 14 knots. Compound engines. Two masts and one funnel. Note: The Adler (Eagle) Line was the original owner and operator. Maiden voyage: Hamburg-New York, May 28, 1874. Sale: Acquired by Hamburg-American Line in 1875. Refits: In 1882 rebuilt with two funnels. Sale: Sold to Messageries Maritimes in 1889. Renamed: Nerthe. Fate: Scrapped at Marseilles in 1897. Running mates: Geliert, Goethe, Herder, Klopstock, Schiller and Wieland.
- Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
- Class of Passengers: Cabin and Steerage
- Date of Departure: 24 August 1881
- Route: Hamburg to New York
- Commander: Captain Voss