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Ellis Island Ship List - K


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Kaiser Wilhelm II

Built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1889. 6,668 gross tons; 449 (bp) feet long; 51 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  1,200 passengers (120 first class, 80 second class, 1,000 third class).

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, and renamed Hohenzollern (1900). Bremerhaven-New York and Mediterranean-New York service. Renamed Hohenzollern in 1900. Stranded off Sardinia on May 10, 1908. Italy during January of 1908.


Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse

Built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1897. 14,439 gross tons; 655 (bp) feet long; 66 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 22 knots.  1,970 passengers (558 first class, 338 second class, 1,074 third class).

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1897 and named Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse. Bremerhaven-New York service. World’s large liner 1897-99; world’s fastest liner 1897-1900. Scuttled in Spanish West Africa to avoid capture by the British on August 26, 1914.


Kaiserin Auguste Victoria

Built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1906. 24,581 gross tons; 705 (bp) feet long; 77 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 17.5 knots.  2,996 passengers (652 first class, 286 second class, 2,058 third class).

Built for Hamburg-American Line, German flag, in 1906 and intended to be the Europa. Renamed Kaiserin Auguste Victoria in 1907. Hamburg-New York service. Laid up in Germany 1914-19. Given as reparations to Canadian Pacific Steamships, British flag, in 1919 and renamed Empress of Scotland. Southampton-Quebec City service. Sold for scrap, but caught fire and sank. Salvaged wreckage broke in half. Final pieces later scrapped in 1930.


Kamesit

Built by Moore Shipbuilding Co, Oakland, California, 1918. 6,204 gross tons; 400 (bp) feet long; 53 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw.  Service speed 11 knots.  Cargo vessel.

Built for U.S. Shipping Board, in 1918 and named Kamesit. Transferred to United States Navy, American flag, in 1919. Carried cargo of barley to England in 1919 service. Known as USS Kamsit, ID 3829. Returned to U.S. Shipping Board, in 1919. Antwerp, Rotterdam to New York 1920-1921 cargo service. Various charters. Scrapped in 1930.


Kensington

Built by J. & G. Thomson Limited, Glasgow, Scotland, 1894. 8,669 gross tons; 480 (bp) feet long; 57 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 15 knots.  1,029 passengers (100 first class, 929 third class). One funnel and four masts.

Built for American Line, in 1894 and named Kensington. Antwerp-New York service service. Later used by Dominion Line, also British flag. Scrapped in Italy in 1910.


Kent

Built by Bethehem Steel Co, Sparrows Point, Maryland, 1910. 6,582 gross tons; Steam triple expansion Cargo ship, two masts and one funnel.

Built for American Hawaiian Steamship Company, American flag, in 1910 and named Kentuckian. Nantes and Mexico to New York service. Chartered by United States Navy, American flag, in 1918. Cargo service to France then troops back to USA service. Known as ID 1544. Returned to American Hawaiian Steamship Company, American flag, in 1919. Merchant service. Sold to United States Navy, American flag, in 1944. Scuttled as a blockship of the Normandy invasion beachhead in 1944.


Konig Albert

Built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1899. 10,484 gross tons; 521 (bp) feet long; 60 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 15.5 knots.  2,175 passengers (257 first class, 119 second class, 1,799 third class).

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1899 and named Konig Albert. Bremerhaven-Yokohama and after 1903 Bremerhaven-New York service. Mediterranean-New York service after 1905. Interned in Italy 1914. Seized by Italian Government, Italian flag, in 1915 and renamed Ferdinando Palasciano. Transferred to Navigazione Generale Itlaliana Line, Italian flag, in 1920. Genoa-New York service. Renamed Italia in 1923. Refitted as a transport for the Italian Navy. Laid up in 1925; scrapped in Italy in 1926.


Konigin Luise

Built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1897. 10,566 gross tons; 552 (bp) feet long; 60 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 14.5 knots.  2,400 passengers (225 first class, 235 second class, 1,940 third class).

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1897 and named Konigen Luise. Bremerhaven-New York and Australia, also Mediterranean-New York service. Laid-up throughout World War I, 1914-18. Given as reparations to Orient Line, British flag, in 1919 and renamed Omar. UK-Australia and Mediterranean-New York service. Sold to Byron Steamship Company, British flag, in 1924 and renamed Edison. Piraeus-Mediterranean ports-New York service. Transferred to Greek registry in 1929. Scrapped in Italy in 1935.


Kronprinzessin Cecelie

Built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1906. 19,360 gross tons; 707 (bp) feet long; 72 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 23 knots.  1,970 passengers (558 first class, 338 second class, 1,074 third class).

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1906 and renamed Kronprinzessin Cecilie. Bremerhaven-New York service. Seized by United States Government, American flag, in 1917 and renamed Uss Mount Vernon. Laid up 1919-40. Scrapped at Baltimore in 1940.


Kronprinz Wilhelm

Built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1901. 14,908 gross tons; 664 (bp) feet long; 66 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 22 knots.  1,761 passengers (367 first class, 340 second class, 1,054 third class). Four funnels set in pairs and two masts.

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1901 and named Kronprinz Wilhelm. Bremerhaven-New York service. Refitted as an auxiliary cruiser in 1914; sank 15 ships. Interned 1915. Seized by United States Government, American flag, in 1915 and renamed USS Von Steuben. Laid up in 1919. Scrapped in 1923.


Kroonland

 

Built by William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilders, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1902. 12,760 gross tons; 600 (bp) feet long; 60 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 17 knots.  1,537 passengers (343 first class, 194 second class, 1,000 third class). Two funnels four masts. Converted in 1923 for cabin and third.

Built for Red Star Line, British flag, in 1902 and named Kroonland. Antwerp-New York service. Under Belgian flag 1908-11. Laid up in 1926; scrapped in Genoa, Italy in 1927.


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