.Picture provided by: Michael Palmer
|The S.S. Königin Luise was built for a North German, Norddeutscher Lloyd, by AG Vulcan, Stettin(order #232), and launched on 17 October 1896. 10,566 tons; 168,3 x 18,3 meters (length x breadth); 2 funnels, 2 masts;twin-screw propulsion, quadruple-expansion engines, service speed 15 knots; her accommodations serviced:|
1st class passengers
235 2nd class passengers
1,564 steerage passengers
March 1897, maiden voyage, Bremen-Falmouth
(arrived, unscheduled, 29 March, with a broken rudder, her passengers being transferred a few days later to the FRIEDRICH DER GROSSE; departed 22 April) - New York.
17 November 1897, first voyage, Bremen-Suez Canal-Australia.
1902, bridge enclosed; 10,711 tons; accommodation for 148 passengers in 1st class, 138 in 2nd class,
1,940 in steerage.
25 February 1904 - 25 May 1911, Genoa-Naples-New York.
25 October 1911, last voyage, Bremen-Australia (10 roundtrip voyages).
16 March 1912, resumed Bremen-New York service.
18 April-25 June 1914, 3 roundtrip voyages, Bremen-Philadelphia-Baltimore.
August 1914, laid up at Bremen.
10 April 1919, surrendered to British Shipping Controller at Southend, first of three German liners to be managed by the Orient Line.
4 September 1920, first voyage for the Orient Line to Australia; 11,103 tons.
8 September 1920, in Lisbon, collided with and sank the British steamship LOUGHBOROUGH.
1920, fractured a shaft, flooding the hold.
29 January 1921, purchased by the Orient Line and renamed OMAR.
July 1924, sold to the Byron Line (the London branch of the Embiricos Brothers) and renamed
16 October 1924, first voyage, Piraeus-Patras-Naples-New York.
August 1928, registered in the name of the National Greek Line (a sister concern of the Byron Line).
29 December 1932, last voyage, New York-Boston-Piraeus.
30 July 1935, arrived at Genoa for scrapping
|[Edwin Drechsel,_Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen, 1857-1970; History, Fleet, Ship Mails_, vol. 1 (Vancouver: Cordillera Pub. Co., c1994), p. 170, no. 98 (photograph); Arnold Kludas, _Die grossen Passagierschiffe der Welt; eine Dokumentation_, Bd. 1: 1858-1912 (2nd ed.; Oldenburg/Hamburg: Gerhard Stalling, c1972), pp. 20-21 (photographs); Noel Reginald Pixell Bonsor, _North Atlantic Seaway; An Illustrated History of the Passenger Services Linking the Old World with the New_ (2nd ed.; Jersey, Channel Islands: Brookside Publications), vol. 2 (1978), p. 559]. Also pictured in Michael J. Anuta, _Ships of Our Ancestors_ (Menominee, MI: Ships of Our Ancestors, 1983), p. 153 (where her name is misspelled), courtesy of: The Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970|
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