Kaiserin Auguste Victoria .. Hamburg Amerika . Sea Post

Very Nice color portrait post card of Hamburg America Line's
ss Kaiserin Auguste Victoria (1906-1930)

Beautifil artwork by Hans Bohrdt (1857-1945)
Official issued card # 916, F.1023, circa 1910 , published by Muhlmeister & Johler, Hamburg
Used, posted at sea: U.S. German Sea P.O., on March 23, 1911
Corners are nice; two have short creases. Minor surface blemishes.
Very Good to Excellent condition.

FYI: The 24,581grt, 677.5 ft. ss Kaiserin Auguste Victoria was built by A.G.Vulkan at Stettin
for the Hamburg America Line. At the time of her launching in August 1905 she was the largest ship in the world.
She had accommodation for 472 First, 174 Second, 212 Third and 1,608 Fourth Class passengers.
Her first sailing was from Hamburg on May 10, 1906 to New York via Dover and Cherbourg . Her last voyage for the Hamburg America Line was on June 23, 1914. During the World War I, she was laid up at Hamburg and in March 1919 she surrendered to Britain and was chartered to the US Shipping Board who used her to repatriate troops from Europe . On February 14, 1920 she was chartered to Cunard for their Liverpool - NY service and on May 13, 1921 she was sold to Canadian Pacific who renamed her Empress of Scotland , her accommodations altered, and converted to oil fuel. She sailed on her
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