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SS American Banker 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 are available at the GG Archives, including Passenger Lists, Menus, Brochures, Event Programs, and more.

SS American Banker Dinner Bill of Fare 25 June 1932

1932-06-25 SS American Banker Farewell Dinner Menu

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.

Cover - American Merchant Lines New York to London - The Economical Way to Europe. Published November 1932

1932-11 American Merchant Lines to Europe

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.


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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.