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PS Stadt Luzern 
Built in 1887 by Escher Wyss at Zurich

Undertook trials on June 20th 1887
On May 2nd 1893, Stadt Luzern carried German Kaiser Wilhelm II from Fluelen to Luzern
Gave extremely limited service during World War I in 1915 and 1916
Withdrawn in 1917
Would have required substantial renovation in order to return to service
Also, suffered from an extremely high level of fuel consumption
In 1925 it was decided to replace her with a new vessel (also called Stadt Luzern)

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