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PS Schiller

Schiller 1905 on Rhein.jpg

PS Schiller at the Loreley rock in a post card by Hoursch & Bechstedt of Koln-Ehrenfeld from their Rheingold series, card No 563H. Source : Gordon Stewart collection

Built in 1905 by Smit & Zoon, Kinderdijk, Netherlands
Length : 72.3 metres x 14.3 m breadth over sponsons
Engines : Compound 3 cylinder

Originally a goods and passenger ship she was rebuilt as a pure passenger steamer in 1929-1930
Lost following a bombing raid on Cologne on December 18th 1944 and scrapped in 1946

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