Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Prinzess Irene

The Prinzess Irene. Image courtesy of Old Ship Picture Galleries.

Ship Name: Prinzess Irene
Years in service: 1900-1917
Funnels: 2
Masts: 2
Aliases: Pocahontas (1917), Bremen (1922), Karlsruhe (1928)
Shipping Line: North German Lloyd
Ship Description: Built by "Vulkan", Stettin, Germany. Tonnage: 10,881. Dimensions: 523' x 60'. Twin-screw, 15 1/2 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Two masts and two funnels.
History: Maiden voyage: Bremen-Southampton-China-Japan. Mainly in the Far Eastern trade, but she did make a number of voyages to New York from Mediterranean ports, and the Hamburg-New York route. Renamed: (a) Pocahontas (1917), (b) Bremen (1922), (c) Karlsruhe (1928). Scrapped in 1932. Sister ship: Prinzess Alice.

SOURCE: Ancestry.com.


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