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SS Amerika - History, Accommodations, & Ephemera Collection

Amerika (1905) Hamburg-American Line.

Built by Harland & Wollt, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 22,225. Dimensions: 668' x 74'. Twin-screw, 18 knots. Four masts and two funnels. Renamed: (a) America, (b) Edmund B. Alexander. Note: interned at Boston during World War I and in 1917 converted into an American troopship. After the War she was sold to the United States Lines and used on the Atlantic Ferry again as a passenger liner, under the name America. Sold to the United States Government in 1932 and was laid up in the James River as a reserve transport. During World War II, she was put back into government service and assigned the name Edmund B. Alexander.

All Digitized Ephemera for the SS Amerika available at the GG Archives. Common items of ephemera in our maritime collection include passenger lists, brochures, event and entertainment programs, and other memorabilia produced for a voyage or ship.

Passenger Manifest, SS Amerika, Hamburg America Line, August 1907

1907-08-08 SS Amerika Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 8 August 1907
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain H. Knuth
Steerage Prepaid Passage Contract, German Immigrant Family, 20 November 1907

1907-11-20 Prepaid Steerage Contract - German Immigrant Family

Steerage Prepaid Passage Contract issued by the Hamburg America Line on 20 November 1907 for passage from Hamburg, Germany to New York on the SS Amerika, and a Train from New York to Ellsworth, Minnesota for a German Immigrant Family.

Passenger Manifest, SS Amerika, Hamburg America Line, November 1908, Hamburg to New York

1908-11-12 SS Amerika Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 12 November 1908
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain H. Knuth

 

Ephemera contained in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenirs provided to the passengers of each voyage. Many of these souvenir ephemeral items have disappeared over the years.

Our selection varies considerably by ship, and likely contains only a sampling of what was originally produced and printed by the steamship lines.

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