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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 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1888  Dec. 1, launched as "Augusta Victoria"Atlantic Journey ID 2191
 1889  May 10, maiden voyage Hamburg-Southampton-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2192
 1889  Hamburg  May 10  New York  May 18 Via SouthamptonTransatlantc ID
 1889  Southampton  June 14  New York  June 20 ?? Arrive date Capt. Albers, arrived at 15:00 afternoonTransatlantc ID
 1889  Southampton  July 12  New York  July 19 Arrived at 13:00 afternoonTransatlantc ID
 1889       New York  Sept. 13 Crossing the Ocean in 6 daysTransatlantc ID
 1889       New York  Oct. 11 Capt. Albers arrived at 23:00 evening after crossing the Ocean in only 5 days and 17 hoursTransatlantc ID
 1890  Hamburg     New York  Apr. 25 Arrived at 06:00 evening after a journey of only 7 days 9 hours from HamburgTransatlantc ID
 1890  Hamburg     New York  June 20 7,5 days crossing the OceanTransatlantc ID
 1890  Hamburg     New York  Oct. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1891       New York  July 18 Arrived at 07:00 morning after a journey of 6 days 2hours crossing the OceanTransatlantc ID
 1891  Hamburg  Oct. 30  New York  Nov. 07 Passengers leaving Bergen on feeder ship 1891-10-23 (Route 1. Norwegian West-coast - Hamburg) - Crossing the Ocean in 6 days, 15 hours and 30 min. from EnglandTransatlantc ID
 1892       New York  June 04 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Hamburg  July 22  New York  July 30 Captain Barends Arrived N.Y 05:00 morning after having used 6 days 5 hours and 55 min. from QueenstownTransatlantc ID
 1892  Hamburg  Aug. 19  New York  Aug. 27 Captain Barends Arrived in N.Y after a journey of 6 days 14 hours and 10 min. from QueenstownTransatlantc ID
 1893       New York  May 12 Transatlantc ID
 1893       New York  June 09 Arrived at 21:15 evening after crossing the Ocean in 6 days, 20 hours and 20 min.Transatlantc ID
 1893       New York  July 07 Transatlantc ID
 1893       New York  July 28 Via QueenstownTransatlantc ID
 1893       New York  Sept. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Hamburg     New York  Apr. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Hamburg     New York  May 25 Captain Kaempff, arrived in New York in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1894  Hamburg     New York  June 22 Captain KaemffTransatlantc ID
 1894       New York  Aug. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1896  1896-1897 rebuilt by Harland & Wolff, new length 520.8 feet, new tonnage 8,479 grossAtlantic Journey ID 2193
 1896  Two masts, and name corrected to Auguste VictoriaAtlantic Journey ID 2194
 1897  June 3, first voyage Hamburg-Southampton-New York as "Auguste Victoria"Atlantic Journey ID 2195
 1904  Sold to Russia, renamed "Kuban"Atlantic Journey ID 2196
 1907  Scrapped at StettinAtlantic Journey ID 2197
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

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.


Auguste Victoria, Hamburg America Line steamship
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