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SS American Merchant Collection

American Merchant (1920) American Merchant Lines.

Built by American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, Penn. Tonnage: 7,430. Dimensions: 436' x 58'. Single-screw, 15 knots. Two masts and one funnel. Ex-Aisne. Renamed: Ville de Namur. Torpedoed and sunk in June 1940. Sister Ships: American Banker, American Farmer, American Importer, American Shipper, American Trader and American Traveler.

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

1928-08-23 Passenger Manifest for the SS American Merchant

1928-08-23 SS American Merchant Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Merchant Lines
  • Class of Passengers: One
  • Date of Departure: 23 August 1928
  • Route: New York to London
  • Commander: Captain not stated
Cover - American Merchant Lines New York to London - The Economical Way to Europe. Published November 1932

American Merchant Lines to Europe - 1932

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.