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Wonder if der Kaiser appreciated all that smoke and loud noise from the saluting - he seems to be in a hurry to get away.
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.
Is a royal yacht a ''private yacht'', or should it be considered part of the navy?
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eddyw
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Mon, 1 June 20 09:43

Royal yachts everywhere usually publicly funded but otherwise very 'private'. With eclipse of monarchical power, sea-going conspicuous consumption on this scale now the preserve of oligarchs, banksters and tycoons, equally unaccountable. Such as Sir James Dyson https://yachtharbour.com/static/uplo..._915_ee9dc.jpg
You have to sell a lot of vacuum cleaners to afford the running costs. Many of these examples of nautical extravagance are no doubt still part publicly funded by way of the offshored profits which avoid tax.
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stein
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Tue, 2 June 20 01:40

Like this one: https://fiskeribladet.no/tekfisk/nyh...artikkel=69231 This is not Kjell Inge Røkke's new yacht, and the world¨s largest vressel with that designation- no, this is a research vessel! Bars, swimming pool - the lot... all is research equipment (Mainly built in Romania!) And the owner is a true socialist, and votes Labour at every opportunity. This in spite of being richer than the Norwegian Labour prime-minister candidate. He does not sell vacuum cleaners btw., he rather vacuums the sea and sells fish, Norwegian fish, Chilean fish, farmed fish and trawled fish Here is his old yacht, eminently suitable for oceanic research, though perhaps not for fishing. You can now buy it cheaply, at half the announced price of £45 million. Well, maybe it is sold already. In that case, I am sorry.: https://www.nettavisen.no/na24/rokke...n/3294757.html

Here is a Wikipedia entry on the fellow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kjell_Inge_R%C3%B8kke
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eddyw
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Tue, 2 June 20 13:04

I see he signed up to the 'Giving Pledge' along with other billionaires-for-the-people (Gates, Buffet, Zuckerburg, Bezos etc). To Thorstein Veblen's notions of 'conspicuous consumption' and 'conspicuous leisure' we must now add , for the 21st century, 'conspicuous philanthropy'. Will the new boat be able to clean up spills from his oil platforms, I wonder.
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poseidon9
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Fri, 5 June 20 13:25

I did read the book of Veblen and do not remember there much about ships. Of course he wrote about the conspicuous consumption and the "leisure class". I guess nowadays all consumption is just good as it provides demand for new products and brings jobs.
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Fri, 5 June 20 16:56

At least one can say that those who have supplied well earning people with the opportunity to enjoy "conspicuous waste" in night clubs, on tropical beaches, at horse racing venues, and onboard cruise ships, etcetera, are the ones now most often without an income. Necessities will remain necessities, but the entertainment business can be a fickle provider, and for countries highly dependent on incoming tourists the current pandemic may be an economic disaster. So yes, some Veblen style Conspicuous Consumption would certainly improve the unemployment statistics right now.

As for the luxury yachts in 1899, when the "Theory of the Leisure Class" was published, their owners were not as many as to make their ownership a sociologically important phenomenon. However, were he interested in the most spectacular kind of conspicuous consumption, he might have noted that Cornelius Vanderbilt’s North Star was 250 feet long, that Jay Gould’s Atlanta had a crew of fifty-two, that Albert C. Burrage’s Aztec carried 270 tons of coal, and finally that J. P. Morgan’s three succeeding Corsairs overdid them all , from every astounding aspect. Veblen was a farm boy though, he might not even have seen the sea...
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