S.S. BELGENLAND (1914)
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The Belgenland was one of Red Star Line's more well known
ships and sailed on their Antwerp to New York transatlantic service and
carried many migrants from Belgium to the USA during the Interwar
Harland & Wolff in Belfast in 1914, she started her life as Belgic
for White Star Line. However she was soon requisitioned by the British
Government as a troopship during the First World War. She remained in
this role until 1921.
In 1922 she was handed to Belgium's Red Star Line and sent to Belfast for conversion into a luxury oceanliner. She became Red Star’s largest and most luxurious ship. On the 4th April 1923 she sailed on her maiden voyage from Antwerp bound for New York. She remained on route for a decade, and occasionally spent time on extensive world and winter cruises.
she was sold by Red Star Line and continued in service with various
owners until 1936 when she was sent to be scrapped in Boness in
(1922 - 1935)
~ The Pride of Red Star
Her Regular Service Route: Belgium to the United States of America (USA)
Antwerp to New York (via
Southampton) transatlantic service
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