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Which German ocean liner, in 1913 the largest passenger ship in the world by gross tonnage, was renamed after the wife of Richard the Lionheart in 1921?

Question #148323. Asked by pehinhota.
Last updated Mar 02 2021.
Originally posted Mar 02 2021 4:04 PM.

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The SS Imperator, an ocean liner owned by the Hamburg America Line. When she was completed in 1913, she was the largest passenger ship in the world. After World War I, the ship was seized by the United States as part of the war reparations. Initially used for tranporting troops, she was soon handed over to the Cunard Line and renamed as RMS Berengaria in 1919.

Her namesake was Berengaria of Navarre, spouse of Richard I (aka Lionheart) of England.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Imperator

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berengaria_of_Navarre

Response last updated by wellenbrecher on Mar 02 2021.
Mar 02 2021, 4:26 PM
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