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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 16, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 9

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WORLD'S BIGGEST SHIP, THE VATERLAND WILL
"MAKE MAIDEN TRIP JEJUNE-' r
New York, N. Y., April 1! The
biggest ship in the wqrld will be
launched when the Vaterland of the
Hamburg-American lme leaves Ham
burg June 4 fdr her niafden trip
across the Atlantic. Almost 'the
length of five city blocks and 100 feet
in width, the German steamer towers
above all other ships that were ever
built.
The biggest ship fn-tfie world will
be the safest ship in the "world, it is
said.
Like her sister ship, the Imperator,
the new steamer is a ship within a
ship, as she's constructed with a com
plete inner skin carried high above
the water line. The cellular-construction
gained by having both longitu
dinal and transverse bulkheads rend
eis her proof against collision and
similar accidents, i .;.,..'- ' "
Awfully -equipped fhVdepartment is
one of flie'jmportant. innovations in
troduced oirthe Vaterland. The fire
fighters have b'eentrecruited from the
best fire departments in Germany.
Their equipment includes a chemical
fife' engine, smoke' helmets and other
apparatus. The firemen patrol the
ship day and night.
The Vaterland wiUprovide its "silk
stocking" cabin "passengers with
every luxury money can buy, but it
wilTnot forget the people in the steer
age. The insanitary, uncomfortable
dormatories have been replaced by
rooms accommodating two, four or
six persons. Private baths and a pri
vate'laundry of their own have beer
provided for the steerage travelers:.
The Vaterland will travel at the
rate of 22 1-2 knots an 'hour. It will
reach New-York June 11, ,
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