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SS Auguste Victoria Collection

Auguste Victoria (1888) Hamburg-American Line.

Built by Vulcan Shipbuilding Co., Stettin, Germany. Tonnage: 7,661. Dimensions: 461' x 56'. Twin-screw, 18 1/2 knots. Three masts and three funnels. Note: In 1896 she was lengthened to 522 feet and further altered by having her original three masts replaced by two new ones, lier gross tonnage thus increased to 8,479 tons. Sold to the Russians in 1904 and renamed Kuban. Used as an auxiliary cruiser during the Russian-Japanese War. Broken up by ship- breakers in May, 1907. Sister ship: Columbia. Note: These two liners were very similar in appearance to the Fürst Bismark and Normannia.

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

Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Auguste Victoria, 1897

1897-08-26 SS Auguste Victoria Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 26 August 1897
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton
  • Commander: Captain C. Kaempff






Pleasure cruising has been another important branch of the Company's business ever since, in the early [eighteen] nineties, the "Augusta Victoria” of the Hamburg- American Line sailed on the world’s first pleasure cruise.

SS New York Passenger List -- 11 May 1939


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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.