Transport: Cruises

In 1914 the sea conscious citizens of Danzig were jubilant. At Schichau's shipyard in the mouth of the Vistula work was proceeding on two great ocean liners, biggest ever to be built in the ancient Hanseatic town. When war came with that year's early harvest one had been launched and later was slowly completed, but only the hull of the other had been riveted—and after German workers marched to war, work on it was abandoned for nearly seven years.

The completed ship the Allies took, handing her proudly over to Britain's White Star Line...

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