Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The last days of Germany's great pre World War One fleet in Virgina 1938

These were the last remainders of the one proud fleet of great ships that were part of the passenger fleet of Germany. All of these ships at the time this photo was taken were at least 30 years old. They had seem service in WWI and by the time of WW2, they were very old and quite useless. But there are two old four stackers here. They were both scraped in 1941, but the two smaller vessels lived longer and took part in the second world conflict. Here they rest in this picture as they had for nearly 20 years between the wars.