Oil/canvas, 71 x 127 cm, lo. le. sign. Fred Pansing. - The Kaiser Wilhelm II., launched in 1902, was the second ship of this name of the Norddeutscher Lloyd shipping company. It was one of the most magnificent and fastest ship of its time. In 1904 it won the Blue Riband for crossing the atlantic with the record highest speed. - German-american marine painter, after working as a sailor for some years he established as a marine a. portrait painter in Hoboken a. designed numerous bills mainly for leading american a. english shipping companies.