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JOURNEY TO AMERICA
Patrick DORGAN left from Cobh (Queenstown), Cork, Ireland on 22 October 1896 and arrived in the US at Ellis Island, New York, on 28 October 1896 aboard the White Star Line Ship "Teutonic".
(Ellis Island Records, Line 411, Page 0852, Page 0403).
Here is a description of that ship:
The Teutonic was a 9,984 gross ton ship, built in 1889 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast for the White Star Line.
Her details were - length 565.8ft x beam 57.8ft, two funnels, three masts, twin screw and a speed of 19 knots.
There was passenger accommodation for 300-1st, 190-2nd and 1,000-3rd class.
Launched on 19th Jan.1889, she sailed from Liverpool for Spithead on 1st Aug. to take part in the Naval Review, and was the first Armed Merchant Cruiser.
On 7th Aug.1889 she commenced her maiden voyage from Liverpool to Queenstown (Cobh) and New York.
In Aug.1891 she made a record passage of 5 days 16 hrs 31mins between Queenstown and Sandy Hook, and commenced her last Liverpool - Queenstown - New York voyage on 15th May 1907.
On 12th Jun.1907 she started Southampton - Cherbourg - New York sailings and commenced her last voyage on this service on 19th Apr.1911.
The Teutonic transferred to the Liverpool - Quebec - Montreal service on 13th May 1911 with accommodation for 550-2nd and 1,000-3rd class passengers.
On 20th Sep.1914 she was requisitioned as an Armed Merchant Cruiser and served with the 10th Cruiser Squadron.
On 16th Aug.1915 she was purchased by the British Admiralty and became a troopship in 1918.
The Teutonic laid up at Cowes, Isle of Wight in 1921 and was scrapped later the same year at Emden. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.759]