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SS. Prinzessin Victoria Luise

In 1886, Albert Ballin joined HAPAG (Hamburg-Amerikanische-Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft) as manager of its passage department. Thirteen years later, in 1899, he became managing director. It was during this term that he realized his company’s largest and flagship vessel, Augusta Victoria, lay largely unused during the winter season. Due to inclement weather, travelers largely stayed away from the North Atlantic route. It was then that Ballin, despite criticism from his fellow directors at HAPAG and other steamship companies, planned to send Augusta Victoria on a 58-day “pleasure voyage” from Cuxhaven, Germany to the Mediterranean and Orient. This extended cruise would include well-planned excursions ashore to ports-of-call along the route and Ballin would be a passenger himself. The voyage was a success, and similar ones were planned.

Despite their increasing success, these early cruises, called "excursions", were difficult to plan with existing ships. Constructed as ocean liners, they did not meet the requirements of the pleasure-seeking market. They offered few amenities aboard. This became apparent during long stretches at sea. Furthermore, their construction as multi-class vessels also proved a hindrance as such vessels provided restricted access to deck space. Whatever deck space there was, was mostly sheltered, and designed to accommodate the rigors of the North Atlantic instead of the seas of more southern climes. Ballin believed that only a vessel specifically designed for cruising would be appropriate. Furthermore, such a vessel could spend the entire year doing so.

A few months after Ballin became managing director, he commissioned – in 1900 – Blohm & Voss to construct such a ship, to be named after Kaiser Wilhelm II's daughter. The ship was launched on 29 June 1900 and christened Prinzessin Victoria Luise.

Source: Wikipedia

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29th June 1900 Launch: 19th December 1900
H.A.P.A.G. (Hamburg-Amerika-Linie)


2x quadruple-Expansion-Steam engines

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  • Mokelcoin
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 14, 2018, 9:17 pm
HI. I'm a Chinese editor.
I think your map are really beautiful!The people of China will love this when they see it.So can I reposted your map to a Chinese Minecraft forum(www.mcbbs.net/portal.php )?!
I hope to get your transportation perssoin.I will certainly mark your name,description and the orginal post on the website.
But some foreign websites like MediaFire and YouTube was unluckly blocked.So I have to create a Chinese download link for the people who can't visit the websites.I am not good at English,I hopne you can understand it.)..............
  • KaligarPrime
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Architect
  • July 13, 2018, 6:46 am
Well done, totally impressed with this.
  • Iverfil
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 12, 2018, 10:58 pm
Her hull is like the yacht, but this is well. What is about the status of this ship? I mean, was it sunk or scrapped?
  • Anzu1912
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Architect
  • July 13, 2018, 12:56 am
She sunk and scrapped :/
  • _Patcraft
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Architect
  • July 12, 2018, 10:28 pm
Schön. :)
  • Anzu1912
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Architect
  • July 13, 2018, 12:56 am
Danke ^^
Mir gefällt der Konversations-Salon😂
  • Anzu1912
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Architect
  • July 12, 2018, 2:48 pm
Danke dir x3

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