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Kaiserin Auguste Victoria (ID 3963)



Navy call sign (Early 1919):
George - Jig - Boy - Vice


Call sign (1919):
Nan - Item - Vice - Jig

Transport:

  • Built in 1905 as Europa by Vulcan, Stettin, Germany
  • Launched 29 August 1905 as Kaiserin Auguste Victoria
  • During World War I she was laid up at Hamburg, Germany and, after the fighting ended, she was allocated to Great Britain and then chartered for use by the U.S. Navy
  • Commissioned USS Kaiserin Auguste Victoria (ID 3963), 15 February 1919 at Pauillac, France
  • Decommissioned 23 December 1919 at New York, struck from the Navy Register and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1920 to the Cunard Steamship Co., Ltd. of Liverpool, England
  • Sold in 1921 to the Canadian Pacific Steamship Line of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and renamed RMS Empress of Scotland
  • Sold for scrap in December 1930 she burned and sank and was finally broken up in October 1931 at Blyth, England.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 22,000 t.
  • Length 677' 6"
  • Beam 77' 4"
  • Draft 28'
  • Speed 17.5 kts.
  • Propulsion: Two 905hp quadruple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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    SS Kaiserin Auguste Victoria
    Kaiserin Auguste Victoria 88k
    Namesake:

    Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein VA (Auguste Viktoria Friederike Luise Feodora Jenny; 22 October 1858 11 April 1921) was the last German empress and queen of Prussia by marriage to Wilhelm II, German Emperor

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 26 September 2020
    Kaiserin Auguste Victoria 249k Undated post card Tommy Trampp
    Kaiserin Auguste Victoria 79k
    Kaiserin Auguste Victoria 104k
    Kaiserin Auguste Victoria 115k Undated post cards showing interior views
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    Kaiserin Auguste Victoria 103k
    Kaiserin Auguste Victoria 98k
    Kaiserin Auguste Victoria 205k Post card dated U.S. German Sea Post Office 4 July 1912
    Kaiserin Auguste Victoria 93k In port in 1919, probably at New York City.
    U.S. Navy photo NH 52207
    Naval Historical Center
    USS Kaiserin Auguste Victoria (ID 3963)
    Kaiserin Auguste Victoria 140k Halftone reproduction of what may have been a postal card
    U.S. Navy photo NH 52206
    Naval Historical Center
    RMS Empress of Scotland
    Kaiserin Auguste Victoria 35k .
    Kaiserin Auguste Victoria 190k Undated post card Tommy Trampp
    Kaiserin Auguste Victoria 181k Post card postmarked 19 July 1927, Manchester, England

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