Germany in 1912: Images 296 to 300

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hamburg - this rocker arm is one of the processes employed for the instant unloading of coal

The main anchor of the Imperator, by its enormous size, gives an idea of the mass that the boat itself represents. It is indeed 285 metres in length and 30 metres in width. Four turbines give it 62,000 horsepower, and a speed of 22.5 knots. On this floating city they have established a restaurant, a grill room, a tea garden, a superb ballroom, and even a swimming pool.

The anchor chain of the Imperator, where each ring seems to almost reach the height of a man, is the largest that has ever been made.

The landing of goods from the Imperator is done quickly thanks to the simultaneous use of many cranes.

The coal supply of a transatlantic. -- There are thousands of tons that must be buried in the hold, since the machines devour more than a thousand of them a day.


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