Thursday, January 28, 2010
Built in 1908, the SS Cleveland had twin-screw propellers and quadruple-expansion steam engines with a maximum speed of 16 knots. With a passenger capacity of 239 first-class, 224 second-class, 496 third-class, and 1,882 steerage, she mainly provided passage between Hamburg and New York. Service was suspended during World War I, during which Cleveland was kept at Hamburg.
On 12 January 1912 in Honolulu, Hawaii, harbor pilot Milton P. Sanders suddenly dropped dead as the Cleveland was being moved. Control of the ship was not maintained and she collided with the Colorado causing moderate damage. No one was injured.
The News-Palladium 25 Jan 1912 viewed on NewspaperArchive.com