SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie Archival Collection

 

Express Steamer SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie and the New York Skyscrapers.

Express Steamer SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie and the New York Skyscrapers. Norddeutscher Lloyd History and Organization, 1908. GGA Image ID # 1ddc811c60

 

 

Kronprinzessin Cecilie (1906) North German Lloyd

Built by "Vulkan", Stettin, Germany. Tonnage: 19,503. Dimensions: 685' x 74' (706' o.l.). Twin-screw, 23 1/2 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Three masts and four funnels. From keel to top of funnels was 131 feet high. Maiden voyage: Bremen-Southampton-New York, August 6, 1907. She never won the Atlantic speed record for those phenomenal liners the Lusitania and the Mauretania were put in service and won the Blue Ribbon before the German steamship had any opportunity to try and annex it. WW1 Service: Vessel was seized by the United States in 1917. Torpedoed while being employed as the American troopship Mount Vernon, September 5, 1918. Managed to make port, but the lives of 36 were lost when it became necessary to close the water tight bulkheads of the engine room. Post War Service: Laid up after the war. Fate: Scrapped in 1940. Running mates: Kaiser Wilhelm II (identical), Kronprinz Wilhelm and Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse.

 

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Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, Twin-Screw Express Mail Steamers, from 26 March 1907 to 10 December 1907.

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, Twin-Screw Express Mail Steamers, from 26 March 1907 to 10 December 1907. Ships Included the Kronprinz Wilhelm, Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Kronprinzessin Cecilie. SS Chemnitz Passenger List, 6 April 1907. GGA Image ID # 1f762f3062

 

Proposed Sailings, Europe-New York, from 21 January 1908 to 23 June 1908 and Mediterranean Sailings from 23 January to 10 October 1908.

Proposed Sailings, Europe-New York, from 21 January 1908 to 23 June 1908, and Mediterranean Sailings from 23 January to 10 October 1908. Ships Included the Barbarossa, Bremen, Buelow, Friedrich der Gross, Grosser Kurfürst, Kaiser Wilhelm der Gross, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Knoenig Albert, Koenigin Luise, Kronprinz Wilhelm, Kronprinzessin Cecilie, Luetzow, Main, Necktar, Prinzess Irene, Rhein, Roon, and Scharnhorst. North German Lloyd Bulletin, February 1908. GGA Image ID # 1dde6667a4. Click to View Larger Image.

Attention is drawn to the fact that the steamers of the company running between GENOA and NEW YORK, which almost without exception touch at NAPLES, afford an opportunity of making the voyage from Genoa to Naples and vice versa. The steamers also touch at GIBRALTAR on the outward and homeward trips. Some weeks before starting, it can be determined whether there are berths vacant for the voyage to Naples or Gibraltar. The North German Lloyd is. However, in no way responsible if any of the steamers in question: do not start or if the departure is postponed. Potential passengers must likewise apply for passage on these steamers to Messrs. LEUPOLD FRATELLI, GENOA, 10 Piazza San Siro.

 

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Bremen, Genoa-Naples-Gibraltar-New York, and New York-Gibraltar-Naples-Genoa, from 9 December 1908 to 23 July 1909.

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Bremen, Genoa-Naples-Gibraltar-New York, and New York-Gibraltar-Naples-Genoa, from 9 December 1908 to 23 July 1909. Ships Included the Barbarossa, Berlin, Brandenburg, Chemnitz, Friedrich der Grosse, Gneisenau, Grosser Kurfurst, Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Koenig Albert, Koenigin Luise, Kronprinzessin Cicilie, Main, Neckar, Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm, Prinzess Irene, Rhein, Yorck, and Zieten. North German Lloyd Bulletin, January 1909. GGA Image ID # 1f519dd3c6. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Sailing Schedules, (A) Twin-Screw Mail Steamers, Bremen-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York and New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Bremen, from 14 March 1911 to 14 August 1911.

Sailing Schedules, (A) Twin-Screw Mail Steamers, Bremen-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York and New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Bremen, from 14 March 1911 to 14 August 1911, (B) Barbarossa Class Twin-Screw Mail Steamers and Mail Steamers, Bremen-Boulogne-sur-Mer-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York and New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Bremen, from 11 March 1911 to 31 July 1911. Ships Included Barbarossa, Bremen, George Washington, Grosser Kurfürst, Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Königin Luise, Kronprinz Wilhelm, Kronprinzessin Cecilie, Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm, Rhein, and Roon. Ocean Gazette, Kaiser Wilhelm II Edition, 9 April 1911. GGA Image ID # 1ebbaab891

 

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-New York, from 6 January 1912 to 10 September 1912.

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-New York, from 6 January 1912 to 10 September 1912. Ships Included the Barbarossa, Berlin, Bremen, Breslau, Chemnitz, Friedrich der Grosse, George Washington, Grosser Kurfürst, Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, Kaiser Wilhelm II, König Albert, Königin Luise, Kronprinz Wilhelm, Kronprinzessin Cicilie, Main, Neckar, Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm, Prinzess Irene, and Rhein. SS Berlin First and Second Cabin Passenger List, 20 January 1912. GGA Image ID # 20d7a7de48. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Boulogne-Southampton-New York and New York-Plymouth, Cherbourg-Bremen, from 11 October 1913 to 7 February 1914.

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Boulogne-Southampton-New York and New York-Plymouth, Cherbourg-Bremen, from 11 October 1913 to 7 February 1914. Ships Included the Barbarossa, Bremen, Friedrich der Grosse, George Washington, Grosser Kurfürst, Hannover, Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, Kaiser Wilhelm II, König Albert, Kronprinz Wilhelm, Kronprinzessin Cecilie, Main, Neckar, Prinz Friedrick Wilhelm, Rhein, and Scharnhorst. SS Grosser Kurfürst Passenger List, 8 November 1913. GGA Image ID # 1f66b98b01. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Boulogne-Southampton-New York and New York-Plymouth, Cherbourg-Bremen, from 18 January 1914 to 8 June 1914.

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Boulogne-Southampton-New York and New York-Plymouth, Cherbourg-Bremen, from 18 January 1914 to 8 June 1914. Ships Included the Barbarossa, Bremen, George Washington, Gneisenau, Grosser Kurfürst, Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Kronprinz Wilhelm, Kronprinzessin Cecilie, König Albert, Prinz Friedrick Wilhelm, and Seydlitz. SS Grosser Kurfürst Passenger List, 8 Novmeber 1913. GGA Image ID # 1f67b544a2

 

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Boulogne-Southampton-New York and New York-Plymouth, Cherbourg-Bremen, from 19 May 1914 to 29 September 1914.

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Boulogne-Southampton-New York and New York-Plymouth, Cherbourg-Bremen, from 19 May 1914 to 29 September 1914. Ships Included the Barbarossa, Berlin, Bremen, Friedrich der Grosse, George Washington, Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Königin Luise, Kronprinz Wilhelm, Kronprinzessin Cecilie, and Prinz Friederich Wilhelm. SS Grosser Kurfürst Passenger List, 8 Novmeber 1913. GGA Image ID # 1f67d45296

 

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North German Lloyd Express Steamship SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie in New York Harbor.

North German Lloyd Express Steamship SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie in New York Harbor. Harper's Weekly, 10 April 1909. GGA Image ID # 1e98074132

 

Immigrants on the SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie Experience a Touch of Winter.

Immigrants on the SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie Experience a Touch of Winter. Munsey's Magazine, June 1914. GGA Image ID # 1e9855d2c4

 

Captain Charles Polack, Commander of the SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie, 1914.

Captain Charles Polack, Commander of the SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie, 1914. Bain News Service, Library of Congress LCN 2014695647. GGA Image ID # 1e9876a5b6

 

Express Steamer SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie and the Skyscrapers of New York.

Express Steamer SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie and the Skyscrapers of New York. Norddeutscher Lloyd History and Organization, 1908. GGA Image ID # 1e98acb8a7

 

SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie and White Star Line SS Olympic at Cherbourg.

SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie and White Star Line SS Olympic at Cherbourg. North German Lloyd Bulletin, August 1911. GGA Image ID # 1e9962dc47

 

SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie During Her Maiden Voyage, 6 August 1907.

SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie During Her Maiden Voyage, 6 August 1907. GGA Image ID # 1e99f499e8

 

First Class Library on the SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie.

First Class Library on the SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie. GGA Image ID # 1e9a5014d0

 

SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie Near the Harbor.

SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie Near the Harbor. GGA Image ID # 1e9a712029

 

Express Steamer SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie at Bar Harbor, Maine c1914.

Express Steamer SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie at Bar Harbor, Maine c1914. Norddeutscher Lloyd Jahrbuch, 1914-1915. GGA Image ID # 1f7e9f468e

 

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Hold Plan of Kronprinzessin Cecilie of the Norddeutscher Lloyd.

Hold Plan of Kronprinzessin Cecilie of the Norddeutscher Lloyd. The Unsinkable Titanic, 1912. GGA Image ID # 1e974e07b4. Click to View Larger Image.

 

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Front Cover and Spine, Famous Ocean Liners: The Story of Passenger Shipping from the Turn of the Century to the Present Day by William H. Miller, 1987.

Famous Ocean Liners - 1987

Here is the story of twentieth-century passenger shipping, from the first of the superliners — the German Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse — to Cunard's Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary, right up to Queen Elizabeth 2.

 

Front Cover, The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs, 193 Views, 1897-1927.

The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs - 1983

Sumptuous volume recalls the glorious early years of elegant transatlantic travel. Over 190 historic photographs depict exterior and interior views of 101 great ocean liners, including the Virginian, Imperator, Vaterland, Bismarck, Lusitania, Mauretania, Balmoral Castle, Titanic, Olympic, Aquitania and dozens more. Full captions.

 

Front Cover, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 1: 1858-1912 by Arnold Kludas, Translated from the German by Charles Hodges, 1975.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1858-1912

This initial volume deals with Ships from 1858-1912, from the first passenger ship of over 10,000 GRT to be placed in service (the Great Eastern) to those unforgettable sister ships, the Olympic and Titanic — the first of more than 40,000 GRT.

 

Front Cover, Leviathan: "The World's Greatest Ship" Volume 1

Leviathan: "The World's Greatest Ship" Volume 1

The first volume takes us from the construction of the VATERLAND to the end of World War One when the VATERLAND, now the U.S.S Leviathan, was used as a troop transport and packed with fabulous photographs and reproductions of newspaper articles.

 

Front Cover,  Leviathan: "The World's Greatest Ship" Volume 2

Leviathan: "The World's Greatest Ship" Volume 2

Volume 2 picks up the LEVIATHAN saga during her monumental conversion from a troop ship to a luxury liner and carries the ship’s tempestuous life up through her first round trip as a U.S. express liner. The book finishes with the SS Leviathan's triumphant return to the Atlantic.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Majesty at Sea: The Four-Stackers by John J. Shaum, Jr. and William H. Flayhart III, 1981.

Majesty at Sea: The Four Stackers

The opulent and luxurious four-funnel passenger liners, of which only fourteen have ever been built, are unsurpassed in maritime history. Built between 1897 and 1921, these great vessels vied with each other in their standards of comfort, spaciousness, and speed, and great was the rivalry between their owners.

 

Front Cover, Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, 1857-1970, Volume 1. Cordillera Publishing Company (1994).

Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1857-1970, Volume One, History -- Fleet -- Ship Mails

"The first volume of Edwwin Drechsel's definitive and valuable work on the Norddeutscher Lloyd is informative in the true sense of the word, It goes into valuable details, such as naming ships and captains of new services, and their exploits. It has some remarkable pictures never seen elsewhere. Even a few of them are worth the price fo the book"

 

Front Cover, Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, 1857-1970, Volume 2.

Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1857-1970, Volume Two, History -- Fleet -- Ship Mails

The second volume begins with the years after World War One, The Great War, and the recovery after the war, starting from scratch to rebuild their steamship line. Although Norddeutscher Lloyd would again win the Blue Riband of the North Atlantic in 1929, the depression of the 1930s affected NDL as yet another crisis in ship ownership and management to which commercial shipping interests had always been prone. The ranks of transatlantic passenger carriers thinned out as large and small concerns went out of business.

 

Front Cover and Spine, North Atlantic Passenger Liners since 1900 by Nicholas T. Cairis, 1972.

North Atlantic Passenger Liners Since 1900

Material about the most prominent steamship companies on the Atlantic Ferry today and those that have been there for some time. Some Lines have diverse services to other oceans, seas, and continents.

 

Front Cover, Ocean Liner Collectibles with Price Guide by Myra Yellin Outwater, Photographs by Eric Boe Outwater, 1998.

Ocean Liner Collectibles

This book recreates the ambiance of the ocean linereraby showing the actual objects used on board. Each piece of ocean-liner memorabilia is like an aladdin's lamp, releasing wondrous memories of that grand style of travel.

 

Front Cover, Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-Going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970 by John Adams, 1993.

Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-Going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970

A history of the steam-powered passenger ship that details its story from the SS Savannah of 1819 to the SS Hamburg of 1969. It contains historical details of all civilian vessels built in the intervening years, with numerous illustrations and previously unpublished material.

 

Front Cover, Passenger Liners Of The World Since 1893 By Nicholas T. Cairis, Revised Edition With Over 200 pictures, 1979.

Passenger Liners of the World Since 1893

The author here takes a nostalgic look back to the heyday of the passenger ship, providing a brief history of 211 ships of over 10,000 tons, together with specifications and technical details of each.

 

Front Cover, Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994 by William H Miller, Jr., 417 Photographs, 1995.

Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994

One of the most comprehensive pictorial references on ocean liners ever published, this superb chronicle by noted maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr., depicts and describes virtually every passenger ship of over 15,000 tons built between 1860 and the late 1900s.

 

Front Cover, Picture History of American Passenger Ships by William H. Miller, Jr., 2001.

Picture History of American Passenger Ships - 2001

Loving tribute to luxury liners documents more than 100 ships, including the Leviathan, the America, the Independence, the President Polk, and the United States. Detailed captions provide tonnage, speed, size, and passenger load information.

 

Front Cover, Sway of the Grand Saloon: A Social History of the North Atlantic by John Malcolm Brinnin, 1971. Barnes & Nobel Hardcover Copy.

Sway of the Grand Saloon: A Social History of the North Atlantic

History of the ocean liners of the North Atlantic crossings. A comprehensive history of Trans-Atlantic passenger ships covering 1818 - 1968, with 55 b/w illustrations, photos, and drawings.

 

Front Cover and Spine, The Blue Riband of the Atlantic by Tom Hughes, 1973.

The Blue Riband of the Atlantic

The blue riband of the Atlantic was the symbolic prize awarded to the luxury liner that made the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. This book begins with a description of the origins of ocean steamship travel and then discusses the development and careers of the most famous ships involved.

 

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Front Cover, Ocean Gazette, Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, On Board the SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie, Atlantic Ocean, Wednesday, 29 July 1914.

Front Cover, Ocean Gazette, Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, On Board the SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie, Atlantic Ocean, Wednesday, 29 July 1914. GGA Image ID # 1e987366da

 

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Summer Voyages to the Land of the Midnight Sun, 1911.

Summer Voyages to the Land of the Midnight Sun, 1911, By the Luxurious Twin-Screw Steamers Kronprinzessin Cecilie, Cincinnati, Blücher, and Meteor. Eight Delightful Cruises to Norway, Spitzbergen, North Cape, Iceland, Orkney, and Faroe Islands, England, Ireland, Scotland, and to the Seaside Resorts of Europe. Duration 13 to 24 Days, Cost $62.50 And * Upward, Including All Expenses Aboard. SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List, 24 May 1911. GGA Image ID # 1f0774c2d4

 

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