Imperial Yacht Hohenzollern I (Willy Stöwer, ca. 1888)
|Name:||S.M.Y. Hohenzollern I|
|Builder:||Norddeutsche Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, Kiel|
|Fate:||Scrapped in 1923|
|General characteristics SMY Hohenzollern I|
|Length:||88 m (288 ft 9 in)|
|Beam:||17.7 m (58 ft 1 in)|
|Draft:||4.8 m (15 ft 9 in)|
|Propulsion:||Triple-expansion steam engine|
SMY Hohenzollern I
The first Hohenzollern was built 1876–1878 by Norddeutsche Schiffbau-Gesellschaft in Kiel. Her interiors were designed by architect Heinrich Moldenschardt. In 1892 she was renamed Kaiseradler (Imperial eagle) and scrapped in 1912.
SMY Hohenzollern II
Hohenzollern II was launched on 27 June 1892, the build completed the same year by AG Vulcan Stettin. She was 120 metres (390 ft) long, had a beam of 14 metres (46 ft) and drew 5.6 metres (18 ft), with 9,588 indicated horsepower (7,150 kW).
She was used as the Imperial Yacht and aviso from 1893 to July 1914. From 1894 to 1914, with the exception of 1906, Emperor Wilhelm II used her on his annual prolonged Nordlandfahrt trips to Norway. In total he spent over four years on board.
At the end of July 1914 Hohenzollern II was put out of service in Kiel, the last captain being Kapitän zur See Johannes V. Karpf. The ship became property of the Weimar Republic in 1918. Struck on 27 February 1920, she was scrapped in 1923 in Wilhelmshaven.
SMY Hohenzollern III
The imperial yacht was the subject of the Yacht issue produced for postal use in German colonies.
- SMY Hohenzollern in the Yacht Issue
Hohenzollern II is depicted on the Yacht issue.
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