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1914 Built by Harland and Wolff as The Belgenland - 700ft. long by 78 ft. beam, with a displacement of about 33,000 tons; capacity for 660 first class passengers, 350 second class, and over 2000 third class passengers[1]. She was intended to be the world's largest liner, initially named Cevic.

<odified and served as a freighter and World War I troopship for the White Star Line under the name SS Belgic. She remained in her troopship guise until April 1921

March 1922 she was towed to Belfast, where work on her reconstruction began in earnest. She was given to the Red Star Line and renamed Belgenland. She was the second Red Star ship to be given this name. She was given a superstructure four decks in height and a third funnnel. Her tonnage was increased to over 27,000 gross tons, making her Red Star’s largest and most luxurious ship.

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  1. The Engineer 1915/01/08