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S.S. Imperator

Auction:
2060
Lot:
255
Sold for:
$345$300

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Auction:
Sale #2060 - 2060
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
March 31, 2001 10:00AM

Description:

S.S. Imperator, a framed travel agent's chromolithographed metal sign, depicting the German liner at sea, with brass label "S.S. Imperator, Hamburg-American Line, ...First of Three Sister Ships The Largest In The World...," (surface rust), 46 x 36 in. N.B. Launched by Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1913, the Imperator was built to compete with Britain's fleet of Maurtania/Lusitania and Olympic/Titanic. Her career as a German Express Liner was cut short by World War I. After sitting out the War in a German port, she was given to Britain as reparation and became the Cunander Berengaria sailing for many years as the company's flagship. She was broken up prior to World War II. See illustration, page 44.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Kaiser Wilhelm II, Britain, Hamburg, framed travel agent , Olympic, Steamships, Titanic, Watercraft