SS König Albert
Photochrom image of the promenade deck
|Name:||SS König Albert|
|Builder:||Stettiner Vulcan, Stettin, Germany|
|Launched:||24 June 1899|
|Maiden voyage:||4 October 1899|
|Fate:||Seized by Italian Government May 25, 1915|
|Fate:||Broken up Italy 1929|
|Tonnage:||10,484 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||521 ft (158.8 m)|
|Beam:||60.2 ft (18.3 m)|
|Speed:||15.5 knots (28.7 km/h)|
The SS König Albert was a German Barbarossa class ocean liner owned by the Norddeutscher Lloyd Line. Interned in Italy at the outbreak of World War I, she was seized by the Italian Government in 1915 and converted to a hospital ship. Sold into merchant service in 1920, she was used as a transport for the Italian Navy, before being scrapped in 1926.
SS König Albert
The SS König Albert was built by Stettiner Vulcan of Stettin, Germany for the Norddeutscher Lloyd Line of Bremen, and launched in 1899. She sailed on her maiden voyage from Hamburg, via the Suez Canal to the Far East. She completed eight round voyages on this service and was then transferred on 3 March 1903 to the Bremen - Cherbourg - New York route for a single voyage. On 16 April 1903 she went to the Genoa - Naples - New York run and stayed mainly on this service until commencing her last voyage on 11 June 1914.
On the outbreak of World War I, SS König Albert, like many of her sister ships, was interned in a neutral country to avoid capture by the Royal Navy. When Italy joined the war in May, 1915, the ship was seized by the Italian Government.
In 1920, the ship was chartered to Navigazione Generale Italiana of Genoa and on June 15, 1920 commenced her first voyage Genoa - Naples - New York. She completed 6 round trip voyages on this route, the last one commencing April 13, 1921.
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