SS Roon Archival Collection
Roon (1903) North German Lloyd
Built by J. C. Tecklenborg, Geestemünde, Germany. Tonnage: 8,022. Dimensions: 453' x 55'. Propulsion: Twin-screw, 14.34 knots. Triple expansion engines. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and one funnel. Passengers: 100 first, 100 second, 1,700 third. Services: (a) Far East, (b) Australian, (c) trans-Atlantic. Post War Service: Surrendered to British Shipping Controller after First World War. Renamed: Constantinoupolis (1920) Greek. Fate: Sold for scrap in May 1923 and dismantled in Germany. Sister ships: Gneisenau and Scharnhorst.
Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, Barbarossa-Class Twin-Screw Mail Steamer and Mail Steamer, from 28 March 1907 to 14 November 1907. Ships Included the Barbarossa, Brandenburg, Bremen, Breslau, Chemnitz, Frankfurt, Friedrich der Grosse, Grosser Kurfürst, Main, Prinzess Alice, Rhein, Roon, Trave, and Würzburg. SS Chemnitz Passenger List, 6 April 1907. GGA Image ID # 1f764bc518. The Steamers of the Barbarossa Class Go from Bremen via Southampton or Cherbourg; From New York via Plymouth and Cherbourg—the Mail Steamers Run To and from New York Direct. All Steamers Bound for New York Carry Cabin and Steerage Passengers.
Sailing Schedule, Breman-Hamburg-Rotterdam-Antwerp-Southampton-Gibraltar-Genoa, from 28 March 1907 to 8 January 1908. Ships Included the Bülow, Gneisenau, Goeben, Kleist, Preussen, Prinz Eitel Friedrich, Prinz Heinrich, Prinz Ludwig, Prinz Regent Luitpold, Prinzess Alice, Roon, Scharnhorst, Seydlitz, Yorck, and Zieten. SS Chemnitz Passenger List, 6 April 1907. GGA Image ID # 1f76a639e5