Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Königin Luise

The Königin Luise. Image courtesy of

Ship Name: Königin Luise
Years in service: 1896-1920
Funnels: 2
Masts: 2
Aliases: Omar (1920), Edison (1924)
Shipping Line: North German Lloyd
Ship Description: Built by "Vulkan", Stettin, Germany. Tonnage: 10,711. Dimensions: 523' x 60' (544' o.l.). Twin-screw, 15 1/2 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Two masts and two funnels.
History: Service: Interchangeable between Bremen-New York and Australian routes. Later served in Mediterranean-New York trade. Renamed: (a) Omar (1920), (b) Edison (1924). Scrapped in Italy, 1935. Sister ship: Friedrich der Grosse.

Source: Passenger Ships and Images [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Various maritime reference sources.

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