The most luxurious and largest German liner to be built since the war was
launched at Hamburg. Herr Ebert, President of the German Republic,
officiated at the ceremony, and thanked the Hamburg -American
Steamship Company for its enterprise in reconstructing the German
merchant marine fleet.
The new ship was named the Deutschland; it is 597 ft. long; 73 ft.
broad; 22,000 tons displacement.
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