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PS America

PS America was a paddle wheel steamship of the White Star Line, built in 1891. Together, with her sister ship PS Ireland, she tendered the various White Star Liners which stopped to embark passengers at Queenstown, Ireland (now Cobh). She is best known for her assistance of the RMS Titanic, who was making her final call of port at Queenstown on her maiden voyage. America embarked 123 passengers onto Titanic (three First-Class, seven Second-Class and one hundred-thirteen Third-Class). The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg, with three-fourths of her maiden voyage completed.

Following the Titanic disaster, America and Ireland's White Star Line flags were raised half-mast on April 19.

America's exact fate is unknown. Because fellow Titanic tender SS Nomadic is the last White Star Line ship, America was presumably broken up or sunk. Since tenders are rarely used in conditions severe enough to sink them, she was presumably broken up.

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