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SS Grosser Kurfürst

Built by Schichau Shipyard, Danzig, Germany, 1900. 13,182 gross tons; 581 (bp) feet long; 62 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw. Service speed 15 knots. 788 passengers (299 first class, 317 second class, 172 third class).Two masts, two funnels, Steam tubines installed in 1924.

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1900 and named Grosser Kurfürst. Bremerhaven-New York and Bremerhaven-Australia service. Laid up at New York 1914-1917. Seized by United States Navy, American flag, in 1917 and renamed Aeolus. Transferred to the US Shipping Board in 1919. Chartered by Los Angeles Steamship Company, in 1922 and renamed City of Los Angeles. Los Angeles-Honolulu service. Laid-up 1933-37; scrapped in Japan in 1937.

Page 57 of the passenger list for the Grosser Kurfürst sailing from Bremen April 30, 1904, arriving New York April 30, 1907. Passengers 15 and 16 on this list are Wilhelmina (Minnie) Boekhoff, and her younger brother Geerd (George).