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SS Vaterland (1940)

SS Vaterland
History
Owner: Hamburg-Amerika Line
Launched: 1940
Fate: Destroyed 1943, Scrapped 1948
Status: Scrapped
General characteristics
Tonnage: 41,000 tons
Length: 824 ft (251 m)

The second Vaterland built for the Hamburg-Amerika Line, this 824-foot (251 m), 41,000 ton liner's construction was postponed due to World War II. She was finally launched in 1940, but she was laid up due to workforce and material shortage during the war. Before fitting out could commence, She was destroyed by Allied bombers in 1943. Her wreckage was scrapped in 1948.