SS Columbus Archival Collection

 

The SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd.

The SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd. Go Tourist Class - Hamburg American Line and North German Lloyd Brochure, 10 February 1936. GGA Image ID # 125de2165b

 

 

Columbus (1922) North German Lloyd

Built by F. Schichau, Danzig, Germany. Tonnage: 32,354. Dimensions: 749' x 83' (775' o.l.). Propulsion: Twin-screw, 19 1/2 knots. Triple expansion engines. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and two funnels. Modifications: Steam turbines installed in 1929. Speed increased to 23 knots. Shorter funnels of greater diameter replaced the original ones. Maiden voyage: Bremen-New York in November 1923. Note: Her original name was Hindenburg, which identified her between 1914 to 1918. Fate: Scuttled and set on fire by her German crew off Cape May, New Jersey, December 19, 1939, so as to avoid capture by the British. Similar in appearance to the White Star liner Homeric.

 

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Front Cover of a Third Class Passenger List for the SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd, Departing Thursday, 8 April 1926 from Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

1926-04-08 SS Columbus Passenger List

Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd)

Class of Passengers: Third Class

Date of Departure: 8 April 1926

Route: Bremen for New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain N. Johnsen

 

Front Cover of a Third Class Passenger List from the SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd, Departing 16 January 1927 from Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

1927-01-16 SS Columbus Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: Third Class

Date of Departure: 16 January 1927

Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain N. Johnsen

 

Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List from the SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd, Departing 29 May 1927 from Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

1927-05-29 SS Columbus Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 29 May 1927

Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain N. Johnsen

Note: 46 Senior Officers and Staff Listed.

 

Front Cover of a Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passenger List from the SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd, Departing 9 June 1928 from New York to Bremen via Plymouth and Cherbourg

1928-06-09 SS Columbus Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class

Date of Departure: 9 June 1928

Route: New York to Bremen via Plymouth and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain N. Johnsen

 

Front Cover of a First and Second Class Passenger List from the SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd, Departing 28 July 1928 from Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

1928-07-28 SS Columbus Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: First and Second Class

Date of Departure: 28 July 1928

Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain N. Johnsen

Note: 48 Senior Officers and Staff are Listed.

 

Front Cover of a Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passenger List from the SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd, Departing 22 September 1928 from Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

1928-09-22 SS Columbus Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class

Date of Departure: 22 September 1928

Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain N. Johnsen

 

Front Cover of a Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passenger List for the SS Columbus of North German Lloyd, Departing Saturday, 20 October 1928 from Bremen to New York

1928-10-20 SS Columbus Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class

Date of Departure: 20 October 1928

Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain N. Johnsen

 

Front Cover of a Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passenger List from the SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd, Departing 15 November 1928 from Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

1928-11-15 SS Columbus Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class

Date of Departure: 15 November 1928

Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain A. Ahrens

 

Front Cover of a Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passenger List from the SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd, Departing 13 April 1929 from Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

1929-04-13 SS Columbus Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class

Date of Departure: 13 April 1929

Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain A. Ahrens

 

Front Cover of a Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passenger List from the SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd, Departing 3 July 1929 from New York to Bremen via Plymouth and Cherbourg

1929-07-03 SS Columbus Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class

Date of Departure: 3 July 1929

Route: New York to Bremen via Plymouth and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain N. Johnsen

 

Front Cover of a Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passenger List from the SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd, Departing 29 September 1930 from Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

1930-09-29 SS Columbus Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class

Date of Departure: 29 September 1930

Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain A. Ahrens

 

Front Cover of a Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passenger List from the SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd, Departing 12 September 1936 from Bremen to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh

1936-09-12 SS Columbus Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class

Date of Departure: 12 September 1936

Route: Bremen to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh

Commander: Captain W. Dähne

 

Front Cover, Tourist Class Passenger List from the SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd, Departing 21 May 1938 from New York to Bremen via Cobh, Plymouth and Cherbourg.

1938-05-21 SS Columbus Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: Tourist Class

Date of Departure: 21 May 1938

Route: New York to Bremen via Cobh, Plymouth and Cherbourg

Commander: Captain C. W. Hagemann

 

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Front Cover, SS Columbus, Lloyd Express, 1925.

SS Columbus - Norddeutscher Lloyd Express - 1925

A Liner for the Discriminating Traveler. The SS Columbus has speed, spaciousness, and a queenly service with a transatlantic reputation worldwide. She takes you to Europe in six days de luxe, carries her capacity without showing it, and has the last word in comfort, cuisine, and convenience. A profusely illustrated brochure with interior photographs taken in the First Class section.

 

Front Cover, Lloyd Express First Class, Form 292, August 1930.

Lloyd Express First Class - 1930

The Gaiety and Exhilaration of Effortless Speed on the Bremen and Europa, the Fastest Liners Afloat. The Beauty of the Swift Columbus. All Contribute to the Tremendous Distinction That Lloyd Express Enjoys That You May Share in Your Well-Chosen Passage to England, France, and Germany.

 

Front Cover for a Joint Line Brochure from Hamburg America Line and North German Lloyd Entitled Go Tourist Class.

HAPAG-North German Lloyd - Go Tourist Class - 1936

26-Page Brochure "Go Tourist Class" is a joint production of HAPAG-NDL. Profusely Illustrated with interior photographs of Tourist Class accommodations and ships of both lines that carried passengers of that class. A superb brochure produced for American tourist of the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Featured Ships: Bremen, Europa, Columbus, Berlin, New York, Hamburg, Deutschland, Hansa, and St. Louis.

 

Front Cover of 1937 Brochure from the Hamburg-American and North German Lloyd on their Transatlantic Ships.

HAPAG-NDL Ships in the Transatlantic Service - 1937

14-page small format brochure produced jointly by HAPAG-LLOYD welcomes you to Germany in 1937 on their transatlantic ships Bremen, Europa, Columbus, New York, Hamburg, Hansa, Deutschland, St. Louis, and Berlin. Brief information along with a photograph of each ship is included in this booklet.

 

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Abstract of Log / Souvenir Log, SS Columbus, New York to Bremen, 18 May 1926, Commanded by Captain N. Johnsen.

Abstract of Log / Souvenir Log, SS Columbus, New York to Bremen, 18 May 1926, Commanded by Captain N. Johnsen. Passage in 6 Days, 18 Hours, and 42 Minutes. 3,087 Nautical Miles at an Average Speed of 18,97 Knots. GGA Image ID # 1e67069b1d

 

Track Chart of the Worldwide Connections of Norddeutscher Lloyd.

Track Chart of the Worldwide Connections of Norddeutscher Lloyd. SS Columbus Passenger List, 29 May 1927. GGA Image ID # 15e2ca55bc

 

Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Map of Their Global Ports of Call, 1928.

Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Map of Their Global Ports of Call, 1928. GGA Image ID # 15e5cf157e

 

Global Track Chart on the Back Cover, North German Lloyd SS Columbus First and Second Class Passenger List - 28 July 1928.

Global Track Chart on the Back Cover, North German Lloyd SS Columbus First and Second Class Passenger List - 28 July 1928. GGA Image ID # 15e5cf1f31

 

Atlantic Ocean Track Chart and Memorandum of Log (Unused). SS Columbus Passenger List, 29 September 1930.

Atlantic Ocean Track Chart and Memorandum of Log (Unused). SS Columbus Passenger List, 29 September 1930. GGA Image ID # 1e66c277e0

 

Track Chart on the Back Cover, North German Lloyd SS Columbus Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passenger List - 12 September 1936.

Track Chart on the Back Cover, North German Lloyd SS Columbus Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passenger List - 12 September 1936. GGA Image ID # 16330e6682

 

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Sailing Schedule, Bremen-New York, from 8 April 1926 to 21 August 1926.

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-New York, from 8 April 1926 to 21 August 1926. Ships Included the Berlin, Bremen, Columbus, Lützow, München, Sierra Ventanna, Stuttgart, and Yorck. SS Columbus Passenger List, 8 April 1926. GGA Image ID # 20e6aaba2c

 

Sailing Schedule, New York-Bremen, from 3 April 1926 to 18 August 1926.

Sailing Schedule, New York-Bremen, from 3 April 1926 to 18 August 1926. Ships Included the Berlin, Bremen, Columbus, Lützow, München, Sierra Ventanna, Stuttgart, and Yorck. SS Columbus Passenger List, 8 April 1926. GGA Image ID # 20e6c08a39

 

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-New York, from 16 January 1927 to 28 June 1927.

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-New York, from 16 January 1927 to 28 June 1927. Ships Included the Berlin, Bremen, Columbus, Derfflinger, München, Sierra Ventanna, Stuttgart, and Yorck. SS Columbus Passenger List, 8 April 1926. GGA Image ID # 20e6c9d896

 

Sailing Schedule, New York-Bremen, from 22 January 1927 to 6 July 1927.

Sailing Schedule, New York-Bremen, from 22 January 1927 to 6 July 1927. Ships Included the Berlin, Bremen, Columbus, Derfflinger, München, Sierra Ventanna, Stuttgart, and Yorck. SS Columbus Passenger List, 8 April 1926. GGA Image ID # 20e6e5e3aa

 

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Southampton-Cherbourg-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, from 18 May 1927 to 5 September 1927.

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Southampton-Cherbourg-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, from 18 May 1927 to 5 September 1927. Ships Included the Berlin, Bremen, Columbus, Columbus, Derfflinger, Lützow, München, Sierra Ventana, Stuttgart, and Yorck. SS Bremen Passenger List, 18 May 1927. GGA Image ID # 1f867d4df3

 

Sailing Schedule, New York-Queenstown (Cobh)-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Bremen, from 12 May 1927 to 3 September 1927.

Sailing Schedule, New York-Queenstown (Cobh)-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Bremen, from 12 May 1927 to 3 September 1927. Ships Included the Berlin, Bremen, Columbus, Columbus, Derfflinger, Lützow, München, Sierra Ventana, Stuttgart, and Yorck. SS Bremen Passenger List, 18 May 1927. GGA Image ID # 1f8691611e

 

Westbound Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Southampton-Cherbourg-Queenstown-New York, from 27 August 1927 to 8 December 1927.

Westbound Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Southampton-Cherbourg-Queenstown-New York, from 27 August 1927 to 8 December 1927. Ships Included the Berlin, Bremen, Columbus, Derfflinger, Dresden, Lützow, München, Seydiltz, Sierra Ventana, Stuttgart, and Yorck. SS Stuttgart Passenger List, 27 August 1927. GGA Image ID # 1f00317ac4

 

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, New York-Queenstown-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Bremen, from 24 August 1927 to 18 December 1927.

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, New York-Queenstown-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Bremen, from 24 August 1927 to 18 December 1927. Ships Included the Berlin, Bremen, Columbus, Dresden, Lützow, München, Sierra Córdoba, Sierra Ventana, and Stuttgart. SS Stuttgart Passenger List, 27 August 1927. GGA Image ID # 1f00779288

 

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer, Southampton, Cherbourg, and Queenstown (Cobh), from 28 July 1928 to 30 December 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer, Southampton, Cherbourg, and Queenstown (Cobh), from 28 July 1928 to 30 December 1928. Ships Included the Berlin, Columbus, Dresden, Karlsruhe, Lützow, München, Seyditz, Sierra Cordoba, Stuttgart, and Yorck. SS Columbus Passenger List, 28 July 1928. GGA Image ID # 1e609f3c10

 

Sailing Schedule, New York to Bremen via Queenstown (Cobh), Plymouth, Cherbourg, Southampton, and Bologne-sur-Mer, from 27 July 1928 to 13 January 1929.

Sailing Schedule, New York to Bremen via Queenstown (Cobh), Plymouth, Cherbourg, Southampton, and Bologne-sur-Mer, from 27 July 1928 to 13 January 1929. Ships Included the Berlin, Columbus, Dresden, Karlsruhe, Lützow, München, Seyditz, Sierra Cordoba, Stuttgart, and Yorck. SS Columbus Passenger List, 28 July 1928. GGA Image ID # 1e60c12f58

 

Sailing Schedule, Bremen to New York, from 13 April 1929 to 26 September 1929.

Sailing Schedule, Bremen to New York, from 13 April 1929 to 26 September 1929. Ships Included the Berlin, Bremen, Columbus, Dresden, Karlsruhe, München, Seydlitz, Stuttgart, and Yorck. SS Columbus Passenger List, 13 April 1929. GGA Image ID # 1e63b9221a

 

Sailing Schedule, Bremen to New York, from 11 April 1929 to 5 October 1929.

Sailing Schedule, Bremen to New York, from 11 April 1929 to 5 October 1929. Ships Included the Berlin, Bremen, Columbus, Dresden, Karlsruhe, München, Seydlitz, Stuttgart, and Yorck. SS Columbus Passenger List, 13 April 1929. GGA Image ID # 1e640b97ed

 

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Boulogne-Southampton-Cherbourg-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, from 4 September 1929 to 17 January 1930.

Sailing Schedule, Bremen-Boulogne-Southampton-Cherbourg-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, from 4 September 1929 to 17 January 1930. Ships Included the Berlin, Bremen, Columbus, Dresden, Karlsruhe, Lützow, München, and Stuttgart. SS Bremen Passenger List, 4 September 1929. GGA Image ID # 1f875bc19a

 

Sailing Schedule, New York-Queenstown (Cobh)-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Southampton-Boulogne-Bremen, from 29 August 1929 to 11 January 1930. Ships Included the Berlin, Bremen, Columbus, Dresden, Karlsruhe, Lützow, München, and Stuttgart. SS Bremen Passenger List, 4 September 1929. GGA Image ID #

 

Sailing Schedule, New York-Hamburg and New York-Bremen, from 18 July 1935 to 29 November 1935.

Sailing Schedule, New York-Hamburg and New York-Bremen, from 18 July 1935 to 29 November 1935. Ships Included the Albert Ballin, Berlin, Bremen, Columbus, Deutschland, Europa, Hamburg, New York, Reliance, St. Louis, and Stuttgart. HAPAG=Hamburg-American Line and Lloyd=North German Lloyd. SS Europa Tourist Class Passenger List, 17 July 1935. GGA Image ID # 20eb8041d5

 

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-American Line and North German Lloyd, Hamburg-New York or Bremen-New York, from 9 July 1936 to 15 December 1936.

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-American Line and North German Lloyd, Hamburg-New York or Bremen-New York, from 9 July 1936 to 15 December 1936. Ships Included Berlin, Bremen, Columbus, Deutschland, Europa, Hamburg, Hansa, New York, and St. Louis. SS Hamburg Passenger List, 2 July 1936. GGA Image ID # 1e01667c03

 

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Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd Fleet List, 1929 (Part 1 of 4).

Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd Fleet List, 1929 (Part 1 of 4). SS Columbus Passenger List, 13 April 1929. GGA Image ID # 1e653517a5

 

Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd Fleet List, 1929 (Part 2 of 4).

Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd Fleet List, 1929 (Part 2 of 4). SS Columbus Passenger List, 13 April 1929. GGA Image ID # 1e66007fe7

 

Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd Fleet List, 1929 (Part 3 of 4).

Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd Fleet List, 1929 (Part 3 of 4). SS Columbus Passenger List, 13 April 1929. GGA Image ID # 1e66514877

 

Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd Fleet List, 1929 (Part 4 of 4).

Norddeutscher Lloyd/North German Lloyd Fleet List, 1929 (Part 4 of 4). SS Columbus Passenger List, 13 April 1929. GGA Image ID # 1e66540246

 

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The Express Steamer SS Columbus of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Shown at Sea.

The Express Steamer SS Columbus of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Shown at Sea. GGA Image ID # 1e612abe2a

 

The SS Columbus at Bremerhaven.

The SS Columbus at Bremerhaven. SS Bremen Passenger List, 4 September 1929. GGA Image ID # 15fc48748c

 

The First Class Smoking Room on the SS Columbus.

The First Class Smoking Room on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e61060df8

 

First Class Grand Staircase on the SS Columbus.

First Class Grand Staircase on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e615268e9

 

First Class Dining Room on the SS Columbus.

First Class Dining Room on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e615c4a66

 

First Class Writing Room on the SS Columbus.

First Class Writing Room on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e61670c46

 

First Class De Luxe Lounge on the SS Columbus.

First Class De Luxe Lounge on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e6221eb73

 

First Class Smoking Room on the SS Columbus.

First Class Smoking Room on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e62ab9737

 

First Class Stateroom on the SS Columbus.

First Class Stateroom on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e62c0d4a4

 

First Class Stateroom Sitting Area on the SS Columbus.

First Class Stateroom Sitting Area on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e62d356c4

 

Another View of a First Class Stateroom on the SS Columbus.

Another View of a First Class Stateroom on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID #

 

First Class Promenade Deck on the SS Columbus.

First Class Promenade Deck on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e62fb1360

 

First Class Gymnasium on the SS Columbus.

First Class Gymnasium on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e630f939f

 

First Class Social Hall on the SS Columbus.

First Class Social Hall on the SS Columbus. GGA Image ID # 1e633c153d

 

First Class Deck Scene Showing Young Couple Relaxing on Deck Chairs.

First Class Deck Scene Showing Young Couple Relaxing on Deck Chairs. GGA Image ID # 1e635041c9

 

Third Class Dining Room on the SS Columbus.

Third Class Dining Room on the SS Columbus. SS Columbus Passenger List, 16 January 1927. GGA Image ID # 15db0942c8

 

Third Class Smoking Room on the SS Columbus.

Third Class Smoking Room on the SS Columbus. SS Bremen Passenger List, 4 September 1927. GGA Image ID # 15fb5cee60

 

Third Class Four-Berth Cabin on the SS Columbus.

Third Class Four-Berth Cabin. SS Columbus Passenger List, 16 January 1927. GGA Image ID # 15dbcf4d85

 

Tourist Third Cabin Smoking Room on the SS Columbus.

Tourist Third Cabin Smoking Room. SS Bremen Passenger List, 4 September 1929. GGA Image ID # 15fb406f21

 

Third Class Ladies Lounge of the SS Columbus.

Third Class Ladies Lounge. SS Columbus Passenger List, 30 October 1928. GGA Image ID # 17da92b18b

 

Tourist Class Social Hall on the SS Columbus.

Tourist Class Social Hall on the SS Columbus. Go Tourist Class - Hamburg American Line and North German Lloyd Brochure, 10 February 1936. GGA Image ID # 125e4f4f74

 

Tourist Class Dining Room on the SS Columbus.

Tourist Class Dining Room on the SS Columbus. Go Tourist Class - Hamburg American Line and North German Lloyd Brochure, 10 February 1936. GGA Image ID # 125e8d4bbd

 

Tourist Class Smoking Room on the SS Columbus.

Tourist Class Smoking Room on the SS Columbus. Go Tourist Class - Hamburg American Line and North German Lloyd Brochure, 10 February 1936. GGA Image ID # 125eac6190

 

Tourist Class Stateroom on the SS Columbus.

Tourist Class Stateroom on the SS Columbus. Go Tourist Class - Hamburg American Line and North German Lloyd Brochure, 10 February 1936. GGA Image ID # 125ec2226d

 

Tourist Class Two-Berth Stateroom on the SS Columbus.

Tourist Class Two-Berth Stateroom on the SS Columbus. Go Tourist Class - Hamburg American Line and North German Lloyd Brochure, 10 February 1936. GGA Image ID # 125f05a7fd

 

Tourist Class Gymnasium on the SS Columbus.

Tourist Class Gymnasium on the SS Columbus. Go Tourist Class - Hamburg American Line and North German Lloyd Brochure, 10 February 1936. GGA Image ID # 125f6fa81f

 

First Class Dining Room on the SS Columbus.

First Class Dining Room on the SS Columbus. Lloyd Express First Class, August 1930. GGA Image ID # 20f2eca8b5

 

The Daylight Lounge on the SS Columbus.

The Daylight Lounge on the SS Columbus. Lloyd Express First Class, August 1930. GGA Image ID # 20f2f40531

 

The First-Class Library on the SS Columbus.

The First-Class Library on the SS Columbus. Lloyd Express First Class, August 1930. GGA Image ID # 20f313f91c

 

The First Class Smoking Room on the SS Columbus.

The First Class Smoking Room on the SS Columbus. Lloyd Express First Class, August 1930. GGA Image ID # 20f3212ab2

 

Three First Class Staterooms and a Stairway on the SS Columbus.

Three First Class Staterooms and a Stairway on the SS Columbus. Lloyd Express First Class, August 1930. GGA Image ID # 20f324bfa9

 

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Front Cover, Cunard: Glory Days by David L. Williams, © 1999.

Cunard: Glory Days (1999)

Cunard -- few names in the maritime industry are more redolent of the great days of ocean-going passenger liners and cruise ships. This book recalls the era when ocean travel by liner was at its height and the 'Queens' ruled the waves with page after page of beautiful photographs that tell its story. Glory Days: Cunard provides a vivid reminder of the lost grandeur of ocean travel.

 

Front Cover, Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1907-1914, Volume 2. Compiled and Edited, with a New Introduction by Mark D. Warren.

Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1907-1914 Volume 2

Distinguished Liners, Volume 2 features 53 famous ships from 1907-1914. Read how the liners were constructed and launched. Lavishly illustrated, each carries many photographs, including the ships, their interiors, machinery, fittings, construction, and launching.

 

Front Cover, Doomed Ships: Great Ocean Liner Disasters by William H. Miller, Jr., 2006.

Doomed Ships: Great Ocean Liner Disasters

Naval historian William H. Miller, Jr. recounts the dramatic stories behind various ill-fated passenger ships. He takes readers beyond the newspaper headlines and formal inquiries, offering firsthand accounts of heroic rescues, daring escapes, and tragic losses.

 

Front Cover, Era of the Passenger Liner by Nicholas T. Cairis. Published by Pegasus Books Ltd., London, 1992.

Era of the Passenger Liner - 1992

The Gilded Era comes back to life as the reader relives the careers of stately ships and express greyhounds from immigrant ships to floating palaces. Scarce, large format book containing 288pp. Features photographs, statistics, and background of 280 passenger liners, each with a picture.

 

Front Cover, The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners, 1984.

The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners - 1984

Some 200 superb photographs—in long shots and close-ups—capture exquisite interiors of world's great "floating palaces"—1890s to 1980s: Titanic, Île de France, Queen Elizabeth, United States, Europa, more. Informative captions provide key details.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Famous Ocean Liners: The Story of Passenger Shipping from the Turn of the Century to the Present Day by William H. Miller, 1987.

Famous Ocean Liners - 1987

Here is the story of twentieth-century passenger shipping, from the first of the superliners — the German Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse — to Cunard's Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary, right up to Queen Elizabeth 2.

 

Front Cover, The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs, 193 Views, 1897-1927.

The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs - 1983

Sumptuous volume recalls the glorious early years of elegant transatlantic travel. Over 190 historic photographs depict exterior and interior views of 101 great ocean liners, including the Virginian, Imperator, Vaterland, Bismarck, Lusitania, Mauretania, Balmoral Castle, Titanic, Olympic, Aquitania and dozens more. Full captions.

 

Front Cover, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 1: 1858-1912 by Arnold Kludas, Translated from the German by Charles Hodges, 1975.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1858-1912

This initial volume deals with Ships from 1858-1912, from the first passenger ship of over 10,000 GRT to be placed in service (the Great Eastern) to those unforgettable sister ships, the Olympic and Titanic — the first of more than 40,000 GRT.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 2: 1913-1923 by Arnold Kludas, 1976.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1913-1923

The period 1913-1923 is dealt with in this second volume. Although it was only a decade, it was one of the most turbulent passenger ships in history. Competition to produce ever-larger vessels declined between leading North Atlantic shipping companies. For 20 years, the ships of the Imperator Class were the largest in the world.

 

Front Cover, Legacy of the White Star Line: History of the Titanic, Her Sisters, and Other White Star Liners by Timothy PD Turner, 2000.

Legacy of the White Star Line: History of the Titanic, Her Sisters, and Other White Star Liners

The Titanic disaster has fascinated the world since she sank, losing over 1,500 lives in April 1912. This copiously illustrated book considers much more than its title suggests, beginning with an overview of the White Star Line's fleet.

 

Front Cover,  Leviathan: "The World's Greatest Ship" Volume 2

Leviathan: "The World's Greatest Ship" Volume 2

Volume 2 picks up the LEVIATHAN saga during her monumental conversion from a troop ship to a luxury liner and carries the ship’s tempestuous life up through her first round trip as a U.S. express liner. The book finishes with the SS Leviathan's triumphant return to the Atlantic.

 

Front Cover, Liverpool and the Mersey, Volume 1: Gladstone Dock and the Great Liners by Ken Longbottom, 1995.

Liverpool and the Mersey, Vol. 1: Gladstone Dock and the Great Liners

More than 190 rare archive photographs and maps, many never before published, recount the story of this most famous dock and the Great passenger Ships that were once a regular sight there.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Majesty at Sea: The Four-Stackers by John J. Shaum, Jr. and William H. Flayhart III, 1981.

Majesty at Sea: The Four Stackers

The opulent and luxurious four-funnel passenger liners, of which only fourteen have ever been built, are unsurpassed in maritime history. Built between 1897 and 1921, these great vessels vied with each other in their standards of comfort, spaciousness, and speed, and great was the rivalry between their owners.

 

Front Cover, Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, 1857-1970, Volume 1. Cordillera Publishing Company (1994).

Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1857-1970, Volume One, History -- Fleet -- Ship Mails

"The first volume of Edwwin Drechsel's definitive and valuable work on the Norddeutscher Lloyd is informative in the true sense of the word, It goes into valuable details, such as naming ships and captains of new services, and their exploits. It has some remarkable pictures never seen elsewhere. Even a few of them are worth the price fo the book"

 

Front Cover, Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, 1857-1970, Volume 2.

Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen 1857-1970, Volume Two, History -- Fleet -- Ship Mails

The second volume begins with the years after World War One, The Great War, and the recovery after the war, starting from scratch to rebuild their steamship line. Although Norddeutscher Lloyd would again win the Blue Riband of the North Atlantic in 1929, the depression of the 1930s affected NDL as yet another crisis in ship ownership and management to which commercial shipping interests had always been prone. The ranks of transatlantic passenger carriers thinned out as large and small concerns went out of business.

 

Front Cover and Spine, North Atlantic Passenger Liners since 1900 by Nicholas T. Cairis, 1972.

North Atlantic Passenger Liners Since 1900

Material about the most prominent steamship companies on the Atlantic Ferry today and those that have been there for some time. Some Lines have diverse services to other oceans, seas, and continents.

 

Front Cover, Ocean Liner Collectibles with Price Guide by Myra Yellin Outwater, Photographs by Eric Boe Outwater, 1998.

Ocean Liner Collectibles

This book recreates the ambiance of the ocean linereraby showing the actual objects used on board. Each piece of ocean-liner memorabilia is like an aladdin's lamp, releasing wondrous memories of that grand style of travel.

 

Front Cover, Passenger Liners Of The World Since 1893 By Nicholas T. Cairis, Revised Edition With Over 200 pictures, 1979.

Passenger Liners of the World Since 1893

The author here takes a nostalgic look back to the heyday of the passenger ship, providing a brief history of 211 ships of over 10,000 tons, together with specifications and technical details of each.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Passenger Ships of the World, Past and Present by Eugene W. Smith, 1963.

Passenger Ships of the World - 1963

Passenger Ships of the World, 1963, represents an incredible resource covering passenger ships that are Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific, Trans-Pacific via Panama Canal, Latin American, Africa and the Eastern Oceans, and California-Hawaii.

 

Front Cover, Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994 by William H Miller, Jr., 417 Photographs, 1995.

Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994

One of the most comprehensive pictorial references on ocean liners ever published, this superb chronicle by noted maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr., depicts and describes virtually every passenger ship of over 15,000 tons built between 1860 and the late 1900s.

 

Front Cover, Picture History of German and Dutch Passenger Ships by William H. Miller, Jr., 2002.

Picture History of German and Dutch Passenger Ships

Picture History of German and Dutch Passenger Ships is a superbly illustrated volume that documents a long line of great ships--from "floating palaces" such as the Imperator (1913) and the Vaterland (1914) to such luxurious cruise ships as the Statendam (1957), Hamburg (1969), the remodeled Bremen (1990), and the new Deutschland (1998).

 

Front Cover, Picture History of the Queen Mary And Queen Elizabeth By William H. Miller, Jr., 2004.

Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth

Powerful and fast Atlantic liners of the 1930s, this volume is packed with high-quality vintage photographs of the RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Elizabeth, from construction to heyday to eventual decline and their successor ships bearing the same name.

 

Front Cover: Picture History of the SS United States by William H. Miller, Jr.

Picture History of the SS United States

A comprehensive pictorial record of the SS United States that will appeal to maritime historians, this celebration of an American champion and centerpiece of national pride will also captivate ship lovers and anyone thrilled by sea travel.

 

Front Cover and Spine Plus, The Atlantic Liners 1925-70 by Frederick Earl Emmons, 1972.

The Atlantic Liners 1925-1970

THE ATLANTIC LINERS will be cherished by all the millions of Americans who love the sea. Frederick Emmons sketches the histories of every ocean liner that sailed between the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1970.

 

Front Cover, U.S. Steamships: A Picture Postcard History by Frank O. Braynard with an Introduction by Wlater Cronkite, 1991.

US Steamships: A Picture Postcard History

Over many years, Postcards were collected for the message, history, and the scene. As a result of these collecting interests, we have a valuable source of information relating to many subjects, including steamships, from a historical, technical, and artistic perspective. The Postcards in this book provide a chronological history of U.S. Steamships.

 

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Passenger Record of Expenditures During Voyage on the SS Columbus, nd, ca. 1927.

Passenger Record of Expenditures During Voyage on the SS Columbus, nd, ca. 1927. GGA Image ID # 21008cfb24

 

Left and Top Right: National Flags of Seafaring Nations in Alphabetical Order (In German); Bottom Right: International Codes Signal Flags (In German), 1928.

Left and Top Right: National Flags of Seafaring Nations in Alphabetical Order (In German); Bottom Right: International Codes Signal Flags (In German), 1928. GGA Image ID # 15e5c66bd5

 

Signal Flags and Sea Markings.

Signal Flags and Sea Markings. SS Columbus Passenger List, 29 September 1930. GGA Image ID # 1e668415c0

 

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Title Page, SS Columbus Third Class Passenger List, 8 April 1926.

Title Page, SS Columbus Third Class Passenger List, 8 April 1926. GGA Image ID # 20e736af9e

 

Title Page, SS Columbus Third Class Passenger List, 16 January 1927.

Title Page, SS Columbus Third Class Passenger List, 16 January 1927. GGA Image ID # 20e7918c98

 

Title Page, SS Columbus Tourist Class Passenger List, 21 May 1938.

Title Page, SS Columbus Tourist Class Passenger List, 21 May 1938. GGA Image ID # 20e636569e

 

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List of Senior Officers and Staff, SS Columbus Passenger List, 8 April 1926.

List of Senior Officers and Staff, SS Columbus Passenger List, 8 April 1926. GGA Image ID # 20e781d08c

 

List of Senior Officers and Staff, SS Columbus Passenger List, 16 January 1927.

List of Senior Officers and Staff, SS Columbus Passenger List, 16 January 1927. GGA Image ID # 20e848a077

 

Sample Listing of Senior Officers and Staff Members.

Listing of Senior Officers and Staff Members. SS Columbus Passenger List, 13 April 1929. GGA Image ID # 1ec523c343

 

List of Senior Officers and Staff, SS Columbus Tourist Class Passenger List, 21 May 1938.

List of Senior Officers and Staff, SS Columbus Tourist Class Passenger List, 21 May 1938. GGA Image ID # 20e672ae39

 

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Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Advertisement for Regular Service, People and Cargo, to North, Central, and South America, East Asia, Australia, Africa. Excellent Travel Opportunites. Excellent Catering and Service in All Classes.

Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Advertisement for Regular Service, People and Cargo, to North, Central, and South America, East Asia, Australia, Africa. Excellent Travel Opportunites. Excellent Catering and Service in All Classes. GGA Image ID # 15e91d4671

 

Advertisement: Cruises from New York, 1938-1939.

Advertisement: Cruises from New York, 1938-1939. SS Columbus Tourist Class Passenger List, 21 May 1938. GGA Image ID # 20e67b819b

 

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Information for Passengers - 8 April 1926

 

Letters and Telegrams. The Chief Steward is charged with the distribution of incoming mail.

Letters for Passengers will be brought on board at the port of destination before the Passengers land. In their own interest, therefore, Passengers should personally ascertain whether there is any mail for them before they leave the ship.

Before leaving the ship Passengers are recommended to notify the purser's office of their address, so that all mail arriving after their departure may be forwarded to them.

Letters and telegrams may be directed in c/o any of the company's agents.

Telegrams which are to be dispatched from the next port are accepted at the purser's office only; wireless messages at the ship's wireless station.

Photographer. The photographer is entitled to charge for his services in accordance with the tariff exhibited.

Service. Passengers are requested, in their own interest, to submit any complaints they desire to make to the Captain at the time of his daily round of inspection every morning. The wishes of the Passengers will be considered in the best possible manner.

Firearms. The carrying of firearms of any kind is prohibited by law in the U. S. A. Offenders are liable to heavy fines and punishment.

The purser will accept valuables etc. duly sealed or enclosed in an envelope bearing the name of the owner, for safe keeping during the voyage, but without any guarantee on the part of the Company. The purser will give a receipt on demand.

Baggage. Only small parcels, and hand baggage in limited quantity may be taken into the stateroom. Trunks and other bulky articles must be stored in the baggage room, to which Passengers have access daily, at stated times.

Each passenger must fill up a "Customs-Declaration" of his or her personal luggage.

In the case of families the oldest member is entitled to fill up this declaration for the whole family. Blank forms will be distributet on board the steamer.

Pieces of baggage, packets &c., destined to be re-forwarded, for storage, or for delivery to a third party, are to be handed to the Baggage Officer or the Baggage Master who, alone, are competent to receive them.

The Company accepts no responsibility for any article handed over by Passengers to other members of the ship's personnel.

Passengers are requested to take care that, when leaving the steamer, no personal effects are left behind in the cabins or other rooms.

Passengers who are required to observe their immigration formalities at Ellis Island have to exchange the Company's luggage tickets for the Ellis Island metal checks as soon as their baggage has been inspected by the American custom-house officers, and before proceeding to Ellis Island.

Source: SS Columbus Passenger List - 8 April 1926

 

Information for Passengers - 9 June 1928

 

Mail for Passengers will be delivered on board before the passengers land. Passengers should personally ascertain whether there is any mail for them before leaving the ship.

Customs Duty - For the convenience of passengers, the North German Lloyd has prepared a pamphlet containing information as to the duty charged by the German Customs. These booklets will be found in the public rooms, and in the Pursers, Chief Stewards, and Baggage Masters office as well as in the barber shop shortly before the ships arrival at Bremerhaven.

To Our Exporters and Importers

An efficient and trustworthy way to forward your shipments is with steamers of the North German Lloyd from New York to Bremen and Bremen to New York. From Bremen to the outports Philadelphia, Baltimore and Norfolk and return a steamer every two weeks.

Also an excellent service from Hamburg, Bremen and Antwerp via Panama Canal to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver and Portland a steamer every three weeks. For rates to all ports also through rates from New York to Scandinavian, Baltic and African ports apply to the offices of the North German Lloyd in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, Chicago and San Francisco. Shipments with our Company, once tried, will meet with your fullest approval.

ALSO Freight Services to South America, Africa, Australia and the Orient.

Letters and Telegrams.

The Chief Steward is charged of the distribution of incoming mail.

Letters for passengers will be brought on board at the port of destination before the passengers land. In their own interest, therefore, passengers should personally ascertain whether there is any mail for them before they leave the ship.

Before leaving the ship passengers arc recommended to notify the purser's office of their address, so that all mail arriving after their departure may be forwarded to them.

Letters and telegrams may be directed c/o any of the company's agents.

Telegrams, to be dispatched from the next port, are accepted at the purser's office only, wireless messages at the ship's wireless station.

Smoking is permitted only in the Smoking Room and on deck. It is strictly prohibited below deck, in the salon or in the state rooms.

Baggage. Only small parcels, and cabin baggage in limited quantity may be taken into the stateroom. Trunks and other bulky articles must be stored in the baggage room, to which passengers have access daily at stated times. Baggage may not be deposited in the corridors.

Money and Valuables. Facilities are provided for the safekeeping of money, securities, etc. The North German Lloyd however assumes no responsibility for such valuables given into its custody. The purser or the Chief Steward will furnish complete information upon request.

Wireless Telegraph

The wireless stations (Telefunken-System) on board of all steamers of the Norddeutscher Lloyd are permanently in communication with coast stations either directly or by way of other ships.

All information regarding the dispatch of wireless messages, length of time required for transmission and telegraph fee may be obtained free of charge at the wireless station on board, or on land from the Deutsche Betriebsgesellschaft für drahtlose Telegrafie m. b. Hn Berlin, SW 11, Ilallesches Ufer 12/13; telegraphic address "Debeg", telephone No.: Lützow 3640/34.

Good News for Returning Aliens

Whereas heretofore resident aliens returning from a visit abroad and traveling Third Class could not be admitted by the immigration authorities immediately after the steamer's arrival, but had to pass the various immigration stations, in New York for instance Ellis Island, the Commissioner General of Immigration has just now issued instructions to all immigration stations in the various ports that RETURNING ALIENS holding an unexpired Return Permit to reenter the United States and traveling Third Class on a steamer, shall be examined at the same place where Cabin passengers are examined and Will Be Admitted Direct from The Steamer If Found Admissible.

Source: SS Columbus Passenger List - 9 June 1928

 

Information for Passengers - 28 July 1928

 

Passengers are requested to comply with the orders of the captain and/or his officers who are responsible for both the safety of the ship and passengers, and comfort and order on board.

Change of Cabin. Passengers desiring to change their accommodation while on board must apply to the purser who, alone, is authorized to make the transfer. If higher graded accommodation is desired the difference in fare must be paid accordingly.

Meals will be served as follows:

First Class

  • Breakfast from 7:30 am to 10:00 am
  • Lunch from 12.30 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Dinner from 6.30 pm to  8:00 pm

Second Class

  • Breakfast at 7.30 am and 8.30 am
  • Lunch at 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm
  • Dinner at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Children are served in the Children's' Dining Room.

  • Breakfast from 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Lunch at 12 noon
  • Dinner at 6:00 pm

Servants, not attending the children, are served in the Children's' Dining Room.

  • Breakfast from 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Lunch at 1:00 pm
  • Dinner at 7:00 pm

Seats in the Dining Saloon may be reserved beforehand upon application to the Chief Steward.

Meals are not served in the cabins or on deck, unless passengers are prevented through sickness f-om coming to the Dining Room.

A good selection of beverages is carried on board. Drinks brought on board by the passengers will not be served in the Dining Room.

The Dining Room will be closed at 11:00 pm, the Smoking Room at midnight. Drinks will be served till 11.30 pm.

Passengers will please take note that to ensure their nightly rest, the lights in the Conversation Rooms and on the Promenade Deck will be extinguished at 11.30 pm, those in the Smoking Room at 12 midnight.

Passengers are requested not to order any beverages in the Smoking Room after 11.30 pm and not to frequent the Promenade Deck between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am.

Baggage. Hand baggage and one cabin trunk may be taken into the cabin, but the cabin trunk must not exceed the maximum size, i. e. 3' 3" long by 1' 11" wide and 1' 1" high.

Larger articles of baggage will be stored in the hold, and will be accessible to passengers at certain fixed times daily. Baggage may not be deposited in the corridors.

Each passenger must fill up a "Customs-Declaration" of his or her personal baggage.

Pieces of baggage, packets etc., destined to be re-forwarded, for storage, or for delivery to a third party, are to be handed to the Baggage Master who, alone, is competent to receive them.

Passengers are especially in their own interest recommended to look after their hand baggage upon landing in the port of destination.

Passengers are requested to take care that, before leaving the steamer, no personal belongings are left in their cabins or elsewhere aboard.

Arrangements must be made with the Customs Inspector at the port of disembarkation respecting any baggage under bond which has to be forwarded to a further destination. Such baggage must be specially mentioned in the Customs Declaration and the value thereof stated.

Left behind baggage to be forwarded by a later sailing must reach the port of destination within three months of the passenger's arrival, and must be included in the Customs Declaration as baggage which the passenger took with him.

Animals. All animals, regardless of size and kind, will be accommodated aboard in suitable quarters. It is not under any circumstances allowed to take animals into any rooms used by passengers or to lead them around on any part of the steamer set aside for the convenience of passengers.

Money and Valuables. Money, Securities and other valuables may be deposited in special safes, the property of the "Ocean Treasure" System, which are to be found in every cabin in the First Class, and are under the direct control of passengers themselves.

These safes may be hired for the duration of the voyage, and Insurance against burglary is covered according to the fee or premium paid. For particulars, see special prospectus of the Ocean Safe Deposit Co. Ltd., Hamburg; placed in the cabin.

A Safe Deposit for the use of Second Class passengers, to which access may he had at all times, will be found in the Chief Steward's Office.

A compartment may be hired for $1.— or $2.—, according to size and the key remains in the passenger's possession during the entire trip.

Money, Valuables, etc., when securely packed or sealed, and bearing the owner's name, may, if desired, be handed to the Purser for safe custody during the journey. A receipt will be given on request. The Norddeutscher Lloyd disclaims all or any responsibility in respect thereof.

For further information apply to the Chief Steward on board the steamer.

Exchange of Money. The Purser has only a small amount of currency at his disposal and is therefore unable to transact any extensive money exchange business.

Library. A library on board, properly catalogued, is placed at the disposal of the cabin passengers.

Doctor. A duly qualified Doctor is on board who will, free of charge, attend to passengers falling sick during the voyage.

Treatment of Sea-Sickness. Travelers who have a tendency to suffer from sea-sickness have an opportunity on this steamer to undergo an entirely new treatment whereby relief is afforded through a process of inhaling certain remedies.

Experience has shown so far that successful results are obtained in practically every case. Passengers who desire to avail themselves of this new treatment against sea-sickness are requested to apply to the Ship's doctor.

Bath Rooms. Passengers who desire to make use of the bath rooms, are requested to write their names, and the hour selected, on the list placed in the ante-room.

Medicated and Radiol Baths, Baths de luxe. Hot air treatment. Manual or Electric Vibration-massage can be bad at any time by appointment in the "Light-bath rooms" on the C-deck. The prices for baths and the fee to be charged for services of the massages can be seen from the tariff exhibited in the "Light-bath rooms".

Barber, Hairdresser. The fees charged for services of the barber and the hairdresser can be seen from the tariff exhibited in the barber's saloon and hairdressing parlor.

Cigars, Cigarettes and Playing Cards are obtainable in the Smoking-Room at fixed prices.

Smoking is permitted only in the Smoking Room and on deck. It is strictly prohibited below deck, in the saloon or in the state rooms.

Letters and Telegrams. The Chief Steward has charge of the distribution of incoming mail.

Letters for passengers will be brought on board at the port of arrival before the passengers land. In their own interest, therefore, passengers should personally ascertain whether there is any mail for them before they leave the ship.

Before leaving the ship passengers are recommended to leave their address at the purser's office, so that all mail arriving after their departure may be forwarded to them.

Letters and telegrams may be directed in c/o any of the company's agents.

Telegrams, to be dispatched from the next port are accepted at the purser's office only, wireless messages at the ship's wireless station.

Deck Chairs and Blankets may be hired of the Deck Stewards on board at a charge of $1.50 each for the voyage.

Pastimes and Games, such as shuffleboard, deckquoit, dice, dominos, draughts and chess are at the disposal of the passengers.

Landing. Every first, second and cabin class passenger will be furnished during the voyage with a landing card bearing his name. This card must be presented in the dining room to the Immigration Officers who board the steamer at Quarantine Station

The card will be stamped after inspection and returned to passenger who has to present it again to an Official of the Company when leaving the steamer.

No passenger will be permitted to land without this stamped card.

Firearms. The carrying of fire arms of any kind is prohibited by law in the U. S. A. Offenders are liable to heavy fines and punishment.

Source: SS Columbus Passenger List - 28 July 1928

 

Information for Passengers - 22 September 1928

 

Letters and Telegrams. The Chief Steward has charge of the distribution of incoming mail.

Before leaving the ship passengers are recommended to have their address taken at the pursers office, so that all mail arriving after their departure may be forwarded to them.

Letters and telegrams may be directed in c/o any of the company's agents.

Telegrams to be dispatched from the next port are accepted at the purser's office only- wireless messages at the ship's wireless station.

Landing Cards. Before leaving the vessel the holder must present the landing card to a U. S. Immigrant Inspektor for endorsement.

Money, Valuables etc. The purser will accept valuables etc. duly sealed or enclosed in an envelope bearing the name of the owner, for safe keeping during the voyage, but without any guarantee on the part of the Company. The purser will give a receipt on demand.

Baggage. Hand baggage and one cabin trunk may be taken into the cabin, but the cabin trunk must not exceed the maximum size, i. e. 3' 3" long by 1' 1" wide and 1' 1" high.

Larger articles of baggage will be stored in the hold, and will be accessible to passengers at certain fixed times daily. Baggage may not be deposited in de corridors.

Each passenger must fill up a "Customs-Declaration" of his or her personal baggage.

Passengers are specially in their own interest recommended to look after their hand baggage upon landing in the port of destination.

Arrangements must be made with the Customs Inspector at the port of disembarkation Respecting any baggage under bond which has to be forwarded to a further destination.

Such baggage must be specially mentioned in the Customs Declaration and the value thereof stated.

Left behind baggage to be forwarded by a later sailing must reach the port of destination within three months of the passenger's arrival, and must be included in the Customs

Declaration as baggage which the passenger took with him.

Animals. All animals, regardless in size and kind, will be accommodated aboard in suitable quarters. It is not under any circumstances allowed to take animals into any rooms used by passengers or to lead them around on any part of the steamer set aside for the convenience of passengers.

Source: SS Columbus Passenger List - 22 September 1928

 

Information for Passengers - 21 May 1938

 

Passengers are requested to comply with the orders of the Captain and his officers, who are responsible for the safety of the ship, the comfort of passengers, and order on board.

Meals will be served as follows:

If one Sitting:

  • Breakfast 8:00 A.M.
  • Lunch 12:30 P.M.
  • Dinner 7:00 P.M.

If two Sittings:

1st Sitting

  • Breakfast 8:00 A.M.
  • Lunch 12:00 P.M.
  • Dinner 6:30 P.M.

2nd Sitting

  • Breakfast 9:00 A.M.
  • Lunch 1:00 P.M.
  • Dinner 7:30 P.M.

Seats in the Dining Room may be reserved upon application to the Chief Steward.

Meals are not served in the cabins or on deck, unless passengers are prevented through illness from taking their meals in the Dining Room.

A selection of good beverages and smoking accessories is carried on board.

In order not to disturb passengers, lights in the Social Hall, Smoking Room and on the Promenade Deck will be extinguished at 1 a.m.

Passengers are requested not to order any beverages in the Smoking Room after 12:30 a.m. and not to frequent the Promenade Decks between 1:00 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Baggage. Hand baggage and steamer trunk may be taken into the cabin, but the steamer trunk must not exceed the maximum size, 3' 3" long by 1' 11" wide and 1' 1" high.

Larger articles of baggage will be stored in the baggage room and will be accessible to passengers at certain times during the day. Baggage should not be placed in the corridors.

Baggage, parcels, &c., intended for forwarding, for storage, or for delivery to a third party, arc to be handed only to the Baggage Master who is authorized to receive such baggage.

The Company accepts no responsibility for any article handed over by passengers to other members of the ship's personnel.

For their own interest passengers are especially requested upon landing to look after their hand baggage and to take care that, before leaving the steamer, no personal belongings are left in their cabins or elsewhere on the steamer.

Animals. All animals, regardless of size and kind, will be accommodated aboard in suitable quarters. It is not permissible under any circumstances to take animals into rooms used by passengers or to lead them around any part of the steamer set aside for the convenience of passengers.

Money and Valuables. Safe deposit boxes for the safekeeping of money, Jewelry, documents, or other valuable articles can be procured free of cost upon application to the Purser's office.

Exchange of Money. The purser has only a limited supply of currency at his disposal, and thus, money can only be exchanged for such an amount as is in accordance with the amount of currency available.

Library. A library on board, properly cataloged, is placed at the disposal of the passengers.

Doctor. A duly qualified physician is on board who will, free of charge, attend to passengers who take ill and need medical aid during the voyage.

Bath Rooms. Passengers intending to use the bathrooms are requested to write their names and the hour desired on the list placed on the door of the bathroom.

Barber, Hairdresser. Prices are exhibited in the Barber's room.

Photographer. The photographer is entitled to charge for his services in accordance with the tariff exhibited.

Films and Chemicals. Any large quantities of films, chemicals and other photographic material of inflammable nature may under no circumstances be kept in the cabins. Passengers are requested to hand them to the Purser on board for safe keeping.

Cigars, Cigarettes and Playing Cards may be obtained in the Smoking-Room at list prices.

Smoking is only permitted in the Smoking Room and on deck. It is strictly prohibited below deck, in the Dining Room or in the state room.

Letters and Telegrams. The Chief Steward has charge of the distribution of incoming mail.

Mail for passengers is delivered on board at the port of arrival before the passengers land. Before leaving the ship passengers should ascertain personally whether there is any mail for them.

Passengers should also leave their addresses with the Chief Steward so that mail arriving after their departure may be forwarded to them.

Letters and telegrams may be addressed in care of any of the company's agents.

Deck chairs and rugs may be rented for the voyage from the dec* stewards at the following rates:

  • In tourist class, chair $1.00, cushion $1.00, rug $1.00.
  • In the third class, the chair is $1.00, the cushion 50c., rug 50c.

Pastimes and Games are at the disposal of the passengers.

Complaints. In their interest, passengers are requested to submit any complaints they may have to make to the captain during his daily round of inspection every morning. The wishes of the passengers will be complied with if possible.

Wireless Telegraph and Telephone. The wireless station (Telefunken-System) on board of the steamers of the North German Lloyd is permanently in communication with coast stations. Wireless Messages, cablegrams, telegrams, and applications for telephone communications are accepted at any hour of the day or night.

All information regarding the dispatch of wireless messages, length of time required for transmission, and telegraph fee may be obtained at the wireless station on board or on land from the Deutsche Betriebsgesellschaft für drahtlose Telegraphie m.b.H., Berlin-Charlottenburg 2, Hardenbergstr. 43, telegraphic address "Debeg," Tel. C. Steinplatz 8051.

Telegrams, Radiograms, and Cablegrams are accepted at the ship's wireless station, also at certain hours, made known by a poster in the lobby; an Officer will receive messages for transmission and requests for telephone communication in the Chief Steward's Office of the Tourist Class or Third Class on C deck.

A daily bulletin is published with news received by wireless.

Special Travel Service

A Special Service Secretary on board will advise and assist passengers in visiting a foreign country. This service is also available for travelers with any special purpose, such as business, social, educational, etc. This office is prepared to give any information gratis and, if possible, to assist in bringing the passenger in touch with the desired persons or firms.

Air Travel in Germany

Upon application, made either before departure or during the voyage at the Purser's office or Travel Bureau on board, passengers arriving at the German port will be met by a speedy LUFTHANSA airplane for quick transportation to any of the larger German cities, from where further direct connections can be made by air or rail.

Source: SS Columbus Passenger List - 21 May 1938

 

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Back Cover, North German Lloyd SS Columbus Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passenger List - 22 September 1928.

Back Cover, North German Lloyd SS Columbus Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passenger List - 22 September 1928. GGA Image ID # 15e99114ea

 

Back Cover, North German Lloyd SS Columbus Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passenger List - 29 September 1930.

Back Cover, North German Lloyd SS Columbus Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passenger List - 29 September 1930. GGA Image ID # 160a174de5

 

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Important Notice About Payments On Board Norddeutscher Lloyd Steamers, 1938.

Important Notice About Payments On Board Norddeutscher Lloyd Steamers, 1938. SS Columbus Tourist Class Passenger List, 21 May 1938. GGA Image ID # 20e68659f2

 

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