FREDRICH WILHELM - Sailed from Bremen, Germany Nov 9 1912 - Arrived New York Nov 18, 1912


606 MARON, Michael      26 Sep 1860 Poland                 17 Dec 1943 Vernon,B.C.

607 CROISSANT, Karolina  2 Feb 1861 Rohrback,Russia        21 May 1940 Mannville,Alb.

627 MARON, Elizabeth    19 Aug 1895 Friedrichsfeld, Russia  7 Mar 1915

 12 MARON, Amelia       27 Feb 1897 Friedrichsfeld, Russia  5 Aug 1987 Vermilion,Alb.

629 MARON, Gustav        1 Jul 1900 Friedrichsfeld, Russia 26 Dec 1990 Vermilion,Alb

630 MARON, Lydia         1 Jul 1900 Friedrichsfeld, Russia

631 MARON, Rienhold     18 Aug 1902 Friedrichsfeld, Russia  4 Oct 1917

632 MARON, Anna         14 Sep 1904 Friedrichsfeld, Russia  6 Dec 2003 Edmonton,Alb.


620 MARON, John Johann   7 Jun 1884 Rohrback, Russia        7 Jul 1965

680 FRICHEL, Christina  25 Jul 1885                         6 Jun 1947

686 MARON, Leo          16 Jan 1907                        11 Nov 1975

695 MARON, Della        17 Sep 1910                        12 Jan 1984

696 MARON, Amelia                                          20 Apr 2003 Edmonton, Alb.

Final Destination given as Red Deer, Alberta



Built by J.C. Tecklenborg, Geestemunde, Germany, 1908. 17,082 gross tons; 613 (bp) feet long; 68 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 17 knots.  2,519 passengers (425 first class, 338 second class, 1,756 third class).

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1908 and named Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm. Bremerhaven-New York service. Laid up during World War I. Given as reparations to Canadian Pacific Steamships, British flag, in 1921 and renamed Empress of China. Renamed Empress of India in 1921. Liverpool-Quebec City service. Renamed Montlaurier in 1922. Renamed Monteith in 1925. Renamed Montnairn in 1925. Scrapped in Italy in 1930.

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Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm / Empress of China (III) / Empress of India (II) / Montlaurier / Monteith / Montnairn

When she was laid down at J.C. Tecklenborg of Geestemunde, this Norddeutscher Lloyd ship's name was to be Washington; by the time she was launched in October 1907, however, she had been renamed Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm. Her maiden voyage began on 6 June 1908, and was from Bremen to New York, with stops at Southampton and Cherbourg. She made her last NDL voyage on that route in June 1914, and was in the midst of a cruise to Norway when World War I began in August. She went aground trying to return to Germany, and subsequently was interned at Odda, Norway. Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm attempted to escape from her internment in 1916, but again went aground and was then laid up at Kiel. At the war's end, she was ceded to Great Britain as a war reparation, and was initially charted to the U.S. government for troop repatriation service. In 1920, she was placed under Canadian Pacific management and made her first Liverpool-Québec trip on 14 July 1920, still under her NDL name. After three such trips and one from Bombay to Canada, the ship was purchased by Canadian Pacific and renamed Empress of China III. That name, though was already being registered as the new name of Hapag's Tirpitz, so she became Empress of India II. She returned to service in August 1921 under this name but on charter to Cunard, for whom she made two Southampton-New York sailings. She finally made her first regular Canadian Pacific sailing on 23 June 1922, making three trips to Canada (two from Liverpool and one from Southampton) before being refitted for cabin class service at the end of the 1922 season. She returned to service in 1923 with yet another name, Montlaurier, and remained on Canadian Pacific's Liverpool-Canada service until 1925. She then required repairs after steering gear damage stranded her at Cobh and caught fire while those repairs were being made. During these repairs she was renamed twice. She never sailed as Monteith, but returned to service in July 1925 as Montnairn. In 1927, her eastern berth was moved to the continent and she commenced service from Antwerp. Her final sailing, in July 1928, was from Hamburg to Québec; on her return, Montnairn was laid up at Southampton. She made a total of 62 North Atlantic roundtrips for Canadian Pacific. Montnairn was scrapped at Genoa in 1929. Sources: Bonsor's North Atlantic Seaway; Haws' Merchant Fleets; Kludas' Great Passenger Ships of the World.

Source: The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. American Family  Immigration History Center

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