The steamship SUEVIA was built for the Hamburg-America Line by Caird &
Co, Greenock (yard #180), and waslaunched on 1 June 1874. 3,609 tons; 109,8 x
12,5 meters (length x breadth); straight stem, 1 funnel, 2 masts; iron
construction, screw propulsion, double-expansion engines, service speed 13
knots; accommodation for 100 passengers in 1st class, 70 in 2nd class, 600 in
steerage; crew of 115.
21 October 1874, maiden voyage, Hamburg - Havre - New York. 1884, new boilers by Reiherstiegwerft. 13 April 1889, in dense fog off the Nantucket lightship, collided with the American pilot schooner COMMODORE BATEMAN, which sank with the loss of 2 lives. 11 April 1894-10 April 1895, 6 roundtrip voyages, Naples-New York. 27 October 1894, last voyage, Hamburg New York. 1896, sold to Schiaffino, Nyer & Siges, Algiers; renamed QUATRE AMIS. 1898, stranded in the River Scheldt; refloated and towed to Marseilles, where she was scrapped.
Sources: Arnold Kludas and Herbert Bischoff, Die Schiffe der Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Bd. 1: 1847-1906 (Herford: Koehler, 1979), p. 30 (photograph); Noel Reginald Pixell Bonsor, North Atlantic Seaway; An Illustrated History of the Passenger Services Linking the Old World with the New (2nd ed.; Jersey, Channel Islands: Brookside Publications), vol. 1 (1975), p. 391.