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From: E.Finch.< >
Subject: Re: SS Kronprinzessin Cecile
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 19:11:58 -0000
The "Kronprinzessin Cecilie" was built by A.G.Vulkan, Stettin in 1906 for
Norddeutscher Lloyd [North German Lloyd]. Her details were - 19,400 gross
tons, length 685.4ft x beam 72.2ft, four funnels (set in pairs), three
masts, twin screw and a speed of 23 knots. She had accommodation for
617-1st, 326-2nd and 798-3rd class passengers.
Launched on 1/12/1906, she sailed from Bremen on her maiden voyage to
Southampton, Cherbourg and New York on 6/8/1907. On 14/7/1914 she sailed
from Bremen on her last voyage to New York and on 28/7/1914 sailed from New
York but returned to Boston due to the imminent outbreak of war. In April
1917 she was seized by US authorities and became the US transport "Mount
Vernon". On 5/9/1918 she was torpedoed in the North Atlantic by a German
submarine, with 36 deaths, but managed to reach port. In 1919 she was laid
up and in 1920 went to the US Shipping Board. She was finally scrapped in
1940 at Baltimore.
Buxton, Norfolk, UK.
Researching:- Family names: FINCH, ING.
both in Buckinghamshire or Middlesex, England.
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