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SS American Shipper Collection

American Shipper (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-Tours. Renamed: Ville de Mons. Torpedoed and sunk in September 1940. Sister Ships: American Banker, American Farmer, American Importer, American Merchant, American Trader and American Traveler.

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

1929-05-17 Passenger Manifest for the SS American Shipper

1929-05-17 SS American Shipper Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Merchant Lines
  • Class of Passengers: One
  • Date of Departure: 17 May 1929
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain not stated
  • Other: Maiden Voyage
Dinner Menu, SS American Shipper, American Merchant Lines, 24 May 1929

1929-05-24 SS American Shipper Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare from the SS American Shipper of the American Merchant Lines featured Broiled Fillet of Salmon, Shrimp Patties, Fricasse of Chicken with Noodles, Compote of Cherries with Rice, Prime Ribs of Beef, Saddle of Lamb, and Green Apple Pie à la Mode for dessert.

Front Cover, SS American Shipper Dinner Menu - 26 May 1929

1929-05-26 SS American Shipper Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 26 May 1929 featured Chicken Liver Patties, Financiere, Roast Prime Ribs of Beef, and Ice Cream with French Pastries for dessert. Included List of Executive Officers and Autographs from Seven Dinner Guests.


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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.