SS Kaiserin Maria Theresia - History and Ephemera Collection
Kaiserin Maria Theresia (1890) North German Lloyd
Built by "Vulkan", Stettin, Germany. Tonnage: 7,840. Dimensions: 528' x 51' (545' o.l.). Twin-screw, 20 knots. Triple expansion engines. Two masts and three funnels. Note: As originally built this liner had three masts and two funnels; also was of single-screw. In 1899 lengthened from 463 feet to 528 feet, which raised her tonnage to 7,840. Maiden Voyage: Made her first voyage as Kaiserin Maria Theresa, March 11, 1900. Renamed: Ural (1904) Russian. Fate: Sunk during the Russo-Japanese War at Battle of Tsushima, May 27, 1905. Ex-Spree (1899). Ship Alternate Spelling: Kaiserin Maria Theresa.
Ephemera for the SS Kaiserin Maria Theresia are available at the GG Archives, including Passenger Lists, Menus, Brochures, Event Programs, and more.
- Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd)
- Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
- Date of Departure: 30 September 1902
- Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton
- Commander: Captain P. Wettin
First Class Smoking Room on the Kaiserin Maria Theresia of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen (North German Lloyd) ca 1900. Detroit Publishing Company Photochrome. Library of Congress LC # 2002720835. GGA Image ID # 1d6fb22b7b
First Class Promenade Deck of the Kaiserin Maria Theresia of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen, ca 1900. Detroit Publishing Company Photochrome. Library of Congress LC # 2002720834. GGA Image ID # 1d71600b12
Ephemera contained in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenirs provided to the passengers of each voyage. Many of these souvenir ephemeral items have disappeared over the years.
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