SS Merion Archival Collection


Merion (1902) American Line

Built by John Brown & Co., Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 11,612. Dimensions: 531'x 59' (547' o.l.). Propulsion: Twin- screw, 12 knots. Triple expansion engines. Masts and Funnels: Four masts and one funnel. Maiden voyage: Liverpool-Boston, March 8, 1902, as a Dominion liner. Ownership Transfer: Served in Dominion Line for only a brief time, then transferred to American Line. War Service: Converted to dummy battleship in World War I. Fate: Torpedoed and sunk in Aegean Sea, May 30, 1915. Sister ship: Haverford.


Cover of American Line Philadelpha - Queenstown - Liverpool Brochure 1907

American Line Philadelphia - Queenstown - Liverpool Service - 1907

American Line has specially arranged to accommodate those passengers who want good food and service, moderate speed and to have the best accommodation the steamers afford at a reasonable cost. Ships Covered: Friesland, Haverford, Merion, Noordland, and Westernland.


2 July 1910 Passenger Manifest for the SS Merion

1910-07-02 SS Merion Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 2 July 1910
  • Route: Philadelphia to Queenstown and Liverpool
  • Commander: Captain J. B. Hill


Passenger Manifest Cover, August 1913 Westbound Voyage - SS Merion

1913-08-27 SS Merion Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 27 August 1913
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia
  • Commander: Captain J. Beattle Hill


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