The Cruise of the Kronprinz Wilhelm

By: Niezychowski, Alfred

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Signed by author with inscription: To the son of my friend Frank Melt-- with best wishes, Sincerely yours Alfred Niezychowski, April 30th, 1934. No jacket, a few faint spots on boards. 1931 Hard Cover. xiv, 304 pp. Memoirs of a German Naval Reserve officer, illustrated with black-and-white photographs. SS Kronprinz Wilhelm was a German passenger liner built for the Norddeutscher Lloyd, a former shipping company now part of Hapag-Lloyd, by the AG Vulcan shipyard in Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland), in 1901. She took her name from Crown Prince Wilhelm, son of the German Emperor Wilhelm II, and was a sister ship of SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse. She had a varied career, starting off as a world-record-holding passenger liner, then becoming an auxiliary warship from 1914–1915 for the Imperial German Navy, sailing as a commerce raider for a year, and then interned in the United States when she ran out of supplies. When the U.S. entered World War I, she was seized and served as a United States Navy troop transport until she was decommissioned and turned over to the United States Shipping Board, where she remained in service until she was scrapped in 1923.

Title: The Cruise of the Kronprinz Wilhelm

Author: Niezychowski, Alfred

Categories: Boats & Watercraft, Signed, Military, Military,

Edition: Early Reprint

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1931

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2279788

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY MEMOIRS AUTOBIOGRAPHY GERMAN NAVAL RESERVE OFFICER ALFRED NIEZYCHOWSKI MILITARY HISTORY TRANSPORTATION BOATS WATERCRAFT SS KRONPRINZ WILHELM,