Sea History 172 - Autumn 2020

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SS Prinzessin Victoria Luise, ca. 1901–1906. She was the first ship designed as what we now call a cruise ship—not intended for regularly scheduled ocean crossings, but leisurely cruises in the Mediterranean and elsewhere. The collection contains, of course, many pictures of the great ocean liners.

(below) USS Alabama, with USS Illinois in the distance, ca. 1905. Battleships and warships of many nations and many descriptions make up a large portion of the collection. A close look reveals a crewmember dangling from a boom off the starboard bow of Alabama, perhaps to board the tender just below.


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