The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
The Leviathan

U.S. Transport Ship, the Leviathan – This ship, originally named Vaterland, was the second of three ships built by a German passenger line company.  In 1917, she was seized by the United States and renamed.  At the time, the Leviathan was the largest ship afloat in the world (920 feet long) and could carry more than 14,000 troops.