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S. S. KAISER WILHELM II

Marija Radovan and her two boys arrived at Ellis Island in New York aboard the Kaiser Wilhelm II, shown below:

Kaiser Wilhelm II

Built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1889, the Kaiser Wilhelm II grossed 6,668 tons, measuring 449 feet long and 51 feet wide. She was powered by a steam triple expansion engine with single screw and traveled at a speed of 16 knots. Her passenger capacity was 1,200 passengers (120 first class, 80 second class, 1,000 third class) among whom in 1905 were numbered our Radovan ancestors. (See Manifest)

Built for North German Lloyd under the German flag in 1889, she saw service from Bremerhaven to New York (the route traveled by Marija and her sons). She also steamed to the Mediterranean. The ship was renamed the Hohenzollern in 1900. Stranded off Sardinia on May 10, 1908, she was later refloated and scrapped in Italy in 1908.

PHOTO CREDIT: Arnold Kludas Collection
SOURCE: Ellis Island Website (www.ellisislandrecords.org)


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