Bahia (ship)

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The S. S. Bahia was built in Germany in 1898 as a passenger-cargo ship of the Hamburg-South America line. During World War I, when the high seas became unsafe for German merchant ships, the S. S. Bahia found safer harbor in Uruguay, South America. In 1918, The ship was renamed as the S.S. Paysandu and transferred to United States ownership. Commissioned as the U.S.S. Paysandu(ID # 3880), she was used to transport American servicemen home from Europe. After the war, the U.S.S. Paysandu was decommissioned and turned over to the U.S. Shipping Board for return to her owner, the Government of Uruguay.


Manifest ID No. 8A1036 Ship Name BAHIA

Departure Port Hamburg

Departure Date 19 Juni 1879

Arrival Port(s) Brazil via Lisbon

Arrival Date N/A

Captain of Ship F. Kies

Nation German flag

Passenger Total 162

Staatsarchiv Hamburg

Auswanderlisten VIII A 1 Band/Vol. 036 (Direkt)

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