SS American Banker Archival Collection
American Banker (1920) American Merchant Lines.
Built by American International Shipbuilding Corn., Hog Island, Penn. Tonnage: 7,430. Dimensions: 436' x 58'. Single-screw, 15 knots. Two masts and one funnel. Ex-Cantigny. Renamed: (a) Ville d' Anvers, (b) City of Athens. Sister ships: American Farmer, American Importer, American Merchant, American Shipper, American Trader and American Traveler. Note: There were 12 ships built, but some were taken over by the United States government and are not included in this group.
Ephemera for the SS American Banker available may include Passenger Lists, Menus, Brochures, Sailing Schedules, Route Maps, Photographs, and more.
Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from Saturday, 25 June 1932 on board the SS American Banker of the American Merchant Lines featured Boiled Halibut with Sauce Hollandaise, Filet Steak with Mushrooms, and Peach Melba for dessert.
These are some of the attractions of an American Merchant Lines crossing. . . every day of it memorably pleasant from the minute you go on board in New York until you sail up the famous Thames right into the City of London.
Sailing Schedule, London-New York and New York-Plymouth-London, from 9 October 1936 to 27 August 1937. Ships Included the American Banker, American Farmer, American Merchant, and American Trader. SS Manhattan Passenger List, 21 October 1921. GGA Image ID # 1ea7ddd84f
Sailing Schedule, London-New York and New York-Plymouth-London, from 10 June 1938 to 2 January 1929. Ships Included the American Banker, American Farmer, American Merchant, and American Trader. SS Manhattan Passenger List, 29 June 1938. GGA Image ID # 1eaa38ac54