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Title Postcard: Length of "Imperator" [Cunard Line] 919 Feet, Height of Woolworth Building 750 Feet. No date, circa 1919-1920; unposted.
Object Name Postcard
Catalog Number 2006.034.0730
Collection Robert Foster Collection
Credit Courtesy of Robert Foster
Description Postcard: Length of "Imperator" [Cunard Line] 919 Feet, Height of Woolworth Building 750 Feet. No date, circa 1919-1920; unposted. Divided back.

Issued by the Cunard Line (with their logo on the back.)

Originally the Hamburg-American Line ocean liner, S.S. Imperator, that operated from Hoboken docks from 1912 to 1914 when it was laid up due to World War I. In 1919 Imperator was sold to the Cunard Line and became the R.M.S. Imperator. She sailed for Cunard under this name for the first time on December 11, 1919. She continued under that name for just over a year. In early 1921, she was given the new name R.M.S. Berengaria, named after the wife of King Richard I of England. Withdrawn from service in 1938.
Date 1919-1920
Year Range from 1919.0
Year Range to 1920.0
Search Terms Hamburg-American Line
Hamburg-America Line
S.S. Imperator
R.M.S. Berengaria
R.M.S. Imperator
Cunard Line
Caption front
Imagefile 051\20060340730.TIF
Classification Business & Commerce
Transportation
Ships
Buildings
War