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Kaiserin Auguste Victoria

Hamburg-America Line

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Length: 677.5 ft.
Breadth: 77.3 ft.
Draft (or Depth): Draft
Tonnage: 24,581 (gross)
Engines: Engines
Speed: 17.5 knots
Builder: A.G. Vulcan of Stettin, Germany (Yard No. 264)
Launched: August 29, 1905
Maiden Voyage: May 10, 1906
Disposition: 1931 - Scrapped.

Port of Registry: Hamburg, Germany
Flag of Registry: German
Funnel color: Buff
Company flag: Blue and white, diagonally quartered, yellow shield on black anchor, black block letters on shield H A P A G
Signal Letters:
Wireless call letters: D D A
Details: Two funnels, four masts, twin propellers; capacity: 1,897 passengers


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

Mentioned during testimony at the inquries.


August 29, 1905

Launched by the German Empress, Augusta Victoria, whom the vessel was named after. She was the largest vessel in the world until the launching of Lusitania.

May 10, 1906

Maiden voyage: Hamburg - Dover - Cherbourg - New York.

March 1919

The ship was ceded to Great Britain as a war reparation and was initially chartered to the United States Shipping Board and used to repatriate American soldiers.

February 1920 - January 1921

Still bearing her original name, made Liverpool-New York roundtrips for the Cunard Line between.

May 1921

Sold to Canadian Pacific and renamed Empress of Scotland. She was also converted burn oil fuel.

October 1930

Laid up at Southend.

December 1930

Sold for scrap.

December 10, 1930

Burned and sank at her berth at the shipbreaker's. Broke in two. Both sections raised and scrapped.

October 1931

Demolition completed.


Courtesy: Mark Baber, Jeff Newman and greatships.net
Image Courtesy: Old Ship Photo Galleries (http://www.photoship.co.uk) Used with permission.