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SS Bremen
SS Bremen
The SS Bremen (second of the name, first ship was scrapped in 1876) was built by F. Schichau of Danzig for the Norddeutscher-Lloyd line. At 525 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 10,500 GRT, the ship was very small by today's standards, with accommodations for 250 first class, 300 second class, and 1600 steerage passengers. Her maiden voyage was 5 Jun 1897 from Bremen to New York with a stopover at Southampton. On 30 Jun 1900, she was badly damaged in a dockside fire at the NDL pier in Hoboken, New Jersey. The fire was started by spontaneous combustion of a bale of cotton. After the fire she was rebuilt and lengthened to 575 ft, her tonnage increased to 11,540 GRT. She reentered service in Oct 1901. On 20 Apr 1912, while sailing from Bremen to New York City, Bremen passed through the debris field left by the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Passengers and crew reported seeing hundreds of bodies floating in the water as well as many deck chairs and pieces of wood. Since there was already a ship specially chartered by White Star line to retrieve any bodies, the Bremen did not stop. Bremen was laid up during World War I. After the war she was given to the British P&O line as part of the war reparations. Two years later she was sold to the Byron S.S. Co. and renamed Constantinople, and operated on the Piraeus-New York City route. By 1924, she was renamed King Alexander. She was scrapped in 1929.

This link gives General Information provided to passengers of Norddeutscher-Lloyd steamship lines 1888-1889.
 
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SS George Washington
SS George Washington
SS George Washington was built in 1907–1908 by AG Vulcan of Stettin, Germany for North German Lloyd. Intended for Bremen to New York passenger service, she was named after the first President of the United States as a way to make the ship more appealing to immigrants who then made up the majority of transatlantic passengers. On her maiden voyage in June 1909, sailing from Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, she was the third-largest ocean liner in the world capable of accommodating nearly 2,900 passengers, with 900 divided between first and second class and the balance as third class or steerage. First class accusations were sumptuously appointed.

She garnered some fame while voyaging to New York in 1912. On the morning of 14 April, the, crew observed a large iceberg as the ship passed south of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. After recording the ship's position, the George Washington radioed a warning to all ships in the area. The White Star steamship Titanic, some 250 nautical miles (460 km) east of George Washington's position, acknowledged receipt of the warning, Twelve hours later on 15 April, George Washington received garbled transmissions from the Titanic stating she'd struck the iceberg. Four hours later, Titanic broke apart and sank, killing roughly 1500 of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew; the most famous maritime disaster to this day.

In 1917, George Washington was coverted into a transport ship for WW I. She hauled over 40,000 troops to and from the war and in 1919 and 1920 twice carried U.S. President Woodrow Wilson to France for the Paris Peace Conference ending the war. She returned to passenger service in 1921 until, showing her age, she was retired in 1932. In 1941, the United States Maritime Commission refitted and renamed her the USS Catlin to serve in WW II, but quickly finding her coal-fired engines too slow to protect against submarine attack, she was decommissioned again a year later. George Washington was permanantly retired in 1947. She remained tied to a pier at Baltimore until a fire damaged her in 1951, and she was sold for scrap.

This link gives General Information provided to passengers of Norddeutscher-Lloyd steamship lines 1888-1889.
 
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St. Francis Hospital, Macomb, IL
St. Francis Hospital, Macomb, IL
 
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Stephen A Chmiel Tribute Video
Stephen A Chmiel Tribute Video
 
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Stephen Anthony Chmiel
Stephen Anthony Chmiel
 
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Truman and Edith Fisher ca. 1965
Truman and Edith Fisher ca. 1965
 
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Truman Fisher head shot
Truman Fisher head shot
 
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Union Army Encampment, Chattanooga, TN - ca. 1864
Union Army Encampment, Chattanooga, TN - ca. 1864
 
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View of Chickamauga battlefield from atop Lookout Mountain, TN - Feb. 1864
View of Chickamauga battlefield from atop Lookout Mountain, TN - Feb. 1864
Riley and Stuart Hoskinson would have seen something similar as they trekked across Lookout Mountain on Sept. 25 and 26, 1863 after escaping from the Confederate Army.
 
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William and Nellie Jane (Kaiser) Johnston
William and Nellie Jane (Kaiser) Johnston
 
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William Dunlop Johnston 1845-1925
William Dunlop Johnston 1845-1925
 
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William Dunlop Johnston 1845-1925
William Dunlop Johnston 1845-1925
 
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William Johnston
William Johnston
 
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William Johnston 1820-1889
William Johnston 1820-1889
 
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William Johnston 1820-1889
William Johnston 1820-1889
 
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William Nicholls Fisher - Civil War
William Nicholls Fisher - Civil War
 

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