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SS Imperator, Hamburg American Line

SS Imperator, Hamburg American Line Boats, Ships
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Stock #: 266445
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: The American Art Publishing Co
Postmark: 1917 Jul-19
PM City: New York
PM State: NY
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The SS Imperator is the largest vessel afloat. Launched May 23, 1912, at Hamburg, Germany and christened "Imperator" by his Majesty Emperor William the Second. The bronze eagle with the imperial crown was designed by Professor Bruno Kruse of Berlin, Germany. Length 920 feet, breadth 98 feet, 57,000 tons displacements, speed 22 1/2 knots an hour. There are 15 deck. Gymnassiums swimming pool, winter garden, grill room, restaurant, private dining rooms, etc. Maiden trip June 11, 1913 from Hamburg. Capacity 4200 passengers, 1180 crew