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Shipping: Additions to Available Tonnage—German Steamers Interned at New York

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A W F TH 91 GBRMAN VESSELS INTERED IN UNITED STATES PORTS: A GROUPT GBRMA LIIMES IM mW yORK HARBOUR.


-‘4f . “PRESUMABLY THE SHIPS WILL BE SEIZED AT OnCE BY THE UNITED STATES GOVEIqwENT.T”: A GENERAL VIEKW OF TI DOCIS AT G IoIn, NW JET, WITH GERMAN LIEN INTERNE THERE SINC THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR.


Since the beginning of the war, nearly a hundred German liners and mercdant ships have been lying interned m the various American ports, both on the Atlantic and Pacific oasts, to which they happened to be neaest when the war began. The “Times” recantly gave ” particulars based on the latest information received at Loyd’s, and the details in the Register book, of 98 German vesats which, while German submarines have been sinking shipping of all nationalities, have sheltered in the harbors of the United States. They represent over 6oooo tons grm , and sone or later will again be available to form part of the world’s supply of serviceable tonnage that has been so wantonly depleted. Presumably the ships wil be seied at once by the


United Steas Gaerment, , aport from damsCe tlht may haLve been prposdy done, the ships must ha staerd from their idlenes of the past 32 moths, and some little time may elapse jbee the will a S be sen.icale again. New TYrk Harbour, owing to the corroding action of the watr there, is not a place in which a owners would choose to lay up shipping for lengthy gpri … The reoed includes may esses which epresented before the wer the finest ressels of the Grman narcantile marineo. Hamburg-Amerika and Norddeoutchr lii predominate. The Sis y the ‘VYlanlid,’ d 54, toes, h ilt b r the Hamburg-Amerikh Company in 9l4. Nest comes the ‘George Washington,’ of 25,5oo ton, of the Nocddeutschr Lloyd.”



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