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Preussen

The worlds only five masted full-rigged ship. Built 1902 by J. C, Tecklenborg in Geestemunde for F. Laeisz in Hamburg. Lost through collision in 1910.

From the Bain collection in the US LIbrary of Congress who says there is no restriction upon publishing. A 35 megabyte copy may be downloaded from t

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Quite awesome. I wonder if "Ap '08" in the top right corner, plus the provenance of the photograph suggest this was taken in New York, where she was docked between the 13th and May the 27th, before continuing to Yokohama on her sole cir***naviagation.

James
 

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I'm not well aquainted with New York. I believed that just about all pictures in the Bain collection were from New York, and I got burned from that presumption here some time ago. But mostly are indeed from New York, an Ap 08 seems likely to be April 1908, and that was the only time she ever visited the place. I note that, as you mention, she arrived April 13 and went along Pier 3 alongside Bush Stores for unloading her ballast, then after 4 days was shifted to Constable Hook in Bayonne on the other side of Upper Bay for the loading of petroleum, wax, fat and bamboo poles (carrying bamboo from New York to Yokahama seems strange, could 2499 stacks (buendeln) be dunnage for the boxes of petroleum etc.?), and left on May 27 after 44 days (Hamecher: Koenigin der See, pp 256-8). Now all we have to do, is ask someone who is well aquainted with New York whether what's observable of the location she's pictured in would fit any of the two places mentioned. Regards, Stein
 

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A great picture Stein.
It realy shows just how big some of those ships were at that time, just imagine being on her when she is under full sail!
And just look at those awesome anchors!

Mike-Blyth
 

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