Built by A/G Vulcan Shipyard, Stettin, Germany, 1899. 10,484 gross tons; 521 (bp) feet long; 60 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw. Service speed 15.5 knots. 2,175 passengers (257 first class, 119 second class, 1,799 third class).Two funnels and two masts.
Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1899 and named Konig Albert. Bremerhaven-Yokohama and after 1903 Bremerhaven-New York service. Mediterranean-New York service after 1905. Interned in Italy 1914. Seized by Italian Government, Italian flag, in 1915 and renamed Ferdinando Palasciano. Transferred to Navigazione Generale Italiana Line, Italian flag, in 1920. Genoa-New York service. Renamed Italia (1899) in 1923. Refitted as a transport for the Italian Navy. Laid up in 1925; scrapped in Italy in 1926.