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S.S. Konig Albert
launched June 6, 1899
 



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The S.S. Konig Albert  was built for a North German, Norddeutscher Lloyd, by AG Vulcan, Stettin .   She was a 10,643 gross ton ship, length 499.3ft x beam 60.2ft, two funnels, two masts, twin screw and a speed of 15 knots.

She sailed on her maiden voyage from Hamburg, via the Suez Canal to the Far East. She completed 8 round voyages on this service and was then transferred on March 3, 1903 to the Bremen - Cherbourg - New York route for a single voyage.  On April 16, 1903 she went to the Genoa - Naples - New York run and stayed mainly on this service until commencing her last voyage on June 11, 1914.

Ship's History


June 24, 1899,  sailed on her maiden voyage from Hamburg, via the Suez Canal to the Far East.  She completed 8 round voyages on this service and was then transferred.
March 14, 1903 to the Bremen - Cherbourg - New York route for a single voyage.
April 16, 1903 she went to the Genoa - Naples - New York run and stayed mainly on this service until commencing her last voyage on June 11, 1914.
At the outbreak of the Great War, she took refuge in Italy
May 1915 she was seized by Italy, renamed "Ferdinando Palasciano" and was used as a hospital ship.
1920 she was chartered to Navigazione Generale Italiana.
June 15, 1920 commenced her first voyage Genoa - Naples - New York. She completed 6 round
      voyages on this route, the last one commencing April 13, 1921
1922  became the "Italia", and was used as a floating exhibition ship.
1926 She was scrapped in Italy  
Accomodations
  227  first class passengers
  119  second class passengers
1799  third class passengers
History submitted by:   Ted Finch  -   mariners-l@efinch90.fsnet.co.uk

Ship Portrait of the North German Lloyd Ocean Liner "Konig Albert" 1910 by:
John Henry Mohrmann (American, 1857-1916)


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