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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
7,661 gross 1881 at Stettin by AG Vulcan Hamburg America Line 462.7ft x 55.7ft 
 YearRemarks
 1888 Dec. 1, launched as Augusta VictoriaAtlantic Journey ID 2184
 1889 May 10, maiden voyage Hamburg-Southampton-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2185
 1896 1896-1897 rebuilt by Harland & Wolff, new length 520.8 feet, new tonnage 8,479 grossAtlantic Journey ID 2186
 1896 Two masts, and name corrected to "Auguste Victoria"Atlantic Journey ID 2187
 1897 June 3, first voyage Hamburg-Southampton-New York as "Auguste Victoria"Atlantic Journey ID 2188
 1902 July 7; in Trondheim harbor with 355 tourists on cruise the Norwegian vest-coast to NordkapAtlantic Journey ID 4870
 1904 Sold to Russia, renamed "Kuban"Atlantic Journey ID 2189
 1907 Scrapped at StettinAtlantic Journey ID 2190
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges

Augusta Victoria, Hamburg America Line steamship
Augusta Victoria, Hamburg America Line steamship
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Auguste Victoria, Hamburg America Line steamship
Auguste Victoria, Hamburg America Line steamship
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Originally laid down as the "Normannia", (ship #183) but launched on 1 December 1888 as the Augusta Victoria, after Auguste Victoria, wife of the Emperor Wilhelm II. (The error in the first name was not discovered until after the launching, and was officially changed in 1897). The Augusta Victoria was the first German express steamer, and the type-ship of the "Augusta-Victoria Class".She was a steel construction with three funnels and three masts. She had triple-expansion engines (13,500 psi), twin screws and a speed of 18-19 knots. There was accommodation for 400-1st, 120-2nd and 580-3rd class passengers and she had crew of 245 persons.

She started a winter service from Genoa to New York on March 15th 1894 and commenced her last voyage from Hamburg to Southampton and New York on October 22nd 1896. In 1896-7 she was lengthened to 520.8ft by Harland & Wolff, her tonnage increased to 8,479 tons and her mainmast removed. At the same time she was given the correct name of "Auguste Victoria". On June 3rd 1897 she resumed the Hamburg - Southampton - New York service and on April 8th 1903 commenced her last voyage from Naples to Genoa and New York. She sailed from Hamburg on her final voyage to Southampton and New York on January 16th 1904 and was sold to Russia in May of that year. Renamed "Kuban" and used as a Russian auxiliary cruiser and troopship in the Russo-Japanese War, she was eventually scrapped at Stettin in 1907.




Hamburg America Line steamship Augusta Victoria, longitudinal sctional view and plans of the upper deck and main deck.
Hamburg America Line steamship Augusta Victoria, longitudinal sctional view and plans of the upper deck and main deck.
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