Family History Research

Maritime Monday – The ship Berlin

on September 20, 2010

My great great grandfather, Jan Zajicek arrived in this country via the port of Baltimore on the ship Berlin.

The Ships List website reports the following information on the ship.

This was the 2,333 gross ton ship BERLIN built in 1867 by Caird & Co, Greenock for North German Lloyd. Her details were – length 285ft x beam 39ft, clipper stem, one funnel, two masts (rigged for sail), iron construction, single screw and a speed of 10 knots. There was passenger accommodation for 84-1st and 600-3rd class. Launched on 1st Oct.1867, she made her maiden voyage in Apr.1868 from Bremen to Southampton and Baltimore. Her first Bremen – South America voyage started in 1879. In 1882 her engines were compounded and she made her last voyage for the company in March 1894 between Bremen and South America. In 1894 she was sold to M.Bruzzo, Italy and was scrapped the following year. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.546] [South Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor]

I was hoping to find a photo of this ship but have been unable. The book, Ships of our Ancestors,by Michael J. Anuta does not have a photograph. It has photos of two other ships with the name of Berlin.

To view information on Joseph Kokoska and Majdalena Priban’s ship Frisia check out my Chicago Family History Blog post.

One response to “Maritime Monday – The ship Berlin

  1. Todd Materazzi Photography says:

    This is a truly amazing artifact where most I see like this are from NYC.

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