Stamps and Postal History of the German Marshall Islands
Cap tally of a crew member of the SMY Hohenzollern
SMY Hohenzollern, the German Emperor's personal yacht, was launched on 27 June 1892 at the Vulcan Werft, Stettin, Germany. It replaced a previous Hohenzollern (1867) which had become too old. The Hohenzollern became the symbol of the German Kaiser's ambitions to built a wold-class navy.
|SMY Hohenzollern as depicted on the standard colonial Issue Stamps.|
|Given that SMY Hohenzollern was the German Emperor's Yacht, it isnot surprising that it appeared on a range of historic photographs, postcards, and paintings.|
SMY Hohenzollern on a Historic Postcard. (Detail).
|Launched:||27 June 1892|
|Shipyard:||Vulcan (Stettin )|
|Length overall:||116 m (XXX feet)|
|Breadth:||14 m (XXX feet)|
|Draught:||5.9m (XXX feet)|
|Engine:||Triple expansion steam engine|
|Armament:||3 rapid fire cannons 105mm; |
12 rapid fire canons 50mm
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