SS De Grasse Archival Collection

 

 

De Grasse (1924) French Line

Built by Cammell, Laird & Co., Birkenhead, England. Tonnage: 17,759. Dimensions: 552' x 71' (574' o.l.). Propulsion: Twin-screw, 16 knots. Steam turbines. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and two funnels. Launched: February 23, 1924. Passengers: 536 cabin, 410 third. Maiden voyage: Havre-New York, August 21, 1924. War Activities: Scuttled by the Germans at Bordeaux in August 1944. Refits: Early in 1946 was raised and reconditioned for service. She was given a single funnel in the refit. Services: Re-entered trans-Atlantic service July 1947. Transferred later to the West Indies trade. Sale: Sold to Canadian Pacific early in 1953, as a replacement for their fire-gutted Empress of Canada. Renamed: (a) Empress of Australia (1953), (b) Venezuela (1956).

 

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Passenger Manifest, CGT French Line, SS De Grasse, 1927 Westbound Voyage

1927-09-26 SS De Grasse Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique CGT - French Line
  • Class of Passengers: Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 26 September 1927
  • Route: Le Havre to New York
  • Commander: Captain Aubert

 

Passenger Manifest, CGT French Line, SS De Grasse, 1928 Westbound Voyage

1928-02-08 SS De Grasse Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique CGT - French Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 8 February 1928
  • Route: Le Havre to New York
  • Commander: Captain Jean C. E. Simon

 

1929-06-06 Passenger Manifest for the SS De Grasse

1929-06-06 SS De Grasse Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique CGT - French Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 6 June 1929
  • Route: New York to Le Havre
  • Commander: Captain E. Robert

 

1929-07-04 Passenger Manifest for the SS De Grasse

1929-07-04 SS De Grasse Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique CGT - French Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 4 July 1929
  • Route: New York to Le Havre
  • Commander: Captain E. Robert

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS De Grasse of the CGT French Line, Departing 20 July 1929 from Le Havre to New York.

1929-07-20 SS De Grasse Passenger List

Steamship Line: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique / French Line (CGT)

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 20 July 1929

Route: Le Havre to New York

Commander: Captain Léon de Malglaive

Récapitulation: 386 Cabin Passengers, 68 Tourist Passengers, 454 Total Passengers.

 

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Front Cover, Dinner Menu, on the SS De Grasse of the CGT French Line, Friday, 17 June 1932.

1932-06-17 SS De Grasse Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Menu from 17 June 1932 on board the SS De Grasse of the CGT French Line featured Red Snapper Nantua Sauce, Poached Eggs Cardinal, and Gabrielle Ice Cream for dessert.

 

Menu Cover, Christmas Eve Reveillon Dinner Menu, SS De Grasse, CGT French Line (1950)

1950-12-24 SS De Grasse Christmas Eve Reveillon Dinner Menu

A Caribbean Cruise Christmas Eve Reveillon Bill of Fare from the French Line with an all French Bill of Fare Selection that included such dishes as La Cote de Bœuf au Currant Jelly and Le Jambon Fume de Parme.

 

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Sailing Schedule, Le Havre-New York via Plymouth, from 27 September 1924 to 18 December 1924.

Sailing Schedule (Part 1 of 2), Le Havre-New York via Plymouth, from 27 September 1924 to 18 December 1924. Ships Included the De Grasse, France, La Savoie, Paris, Rochambeau, and Suffren. SS France Passenger List, 27 September 1924. GGA Image ID # 1e5c9e2ea0

 

Sailing Schedule, Le Havre-New York via Plymouth, from 13 December 1924 to 12 February 1925.

Sailing Schedule (Part 2 of 2), Le Havre-New York via Plymouth, from 13 December 1924 to 12 February 1925. Ships Included the De Grasse, France, La Savoie, Paris, and Rochambeau, and Suffren. SS France Passenger List, 27 September 1924. GGA Image ID # 1e5cd0016f

 

Sailing Schedule (Part 1 of 2), Le Havre-Plymouth-New York and Le Havre-New York, from 31 March 1926 to 12 June 1926.

Sailing Schedule (Part 1 of 2), Le Havre-Plymouth-New York and Le Havre-New York, from 31 March 1926 to 12 June 1926. Ships Included the Chicago, France, de Grasse, La Savoie, Paris, and Suffren. SS Paris Passenger List, 31 March 1926. GGA Image ID # 1e46416fba

 

Sailing Schedule (Part 2 of 2), Le Havre-Plymouth-New York and Le Havre-New York, from 9 June 1926 to 7 July 1926.

Sailing Schedule (Part 2 of 2), Le Havre-Plymouth-New York and Le Havre-New York, from 9 June 1926 to 7 July 1926. Ships Included the France, de Grasse, La Savoie, Paris, and Suffren. SS Paris Passenger List, 31 March 1926. GGA Image ID # 1e46835bb1

 

Sailing Schedule, Le Havre-Southampton-New York and New York-Plymouth-Le Havre, from 10 August 1938 to 10 January 1939.

Sailing Schedule, Le Havre-Southampton-New York and New York-Plymouth-Le Havre, from 10 August 1938 to 10 January 1939. Ships Included the Champlain, De Grasse, Ile de France, Normandie, and Paris. SS Normandie Passenger List, 10 August 1938. GGA Image ID # 20b39d174c

 

Sailing Schedule, Le Havre-Southampton-New York, from 7 September 1938 to 10 January 1939.

Sailing Schedule, Le Havre-Southampton-New York, from 7 September 1938 to 10 January 1939. Ships Included the Champlain, De Grasse, Ile de France, Normandie, and Paris. SS Normandie Passenger List, 5 October 1938. GGA Image ID # 1e31c3c00c

 

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SS de Grasse of the CGT French Line -- Salle de Culture Physique -- The Gymnasium. Postally Used 27 June 1928.

SS de Grasse of the CGT French Line -- Salle de Culture Physique -- The Gymnasium. Postally Used 27 June 1928. GGA Image ID # 1681da0ff6

 

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CGT French Line SS De Grasse White Cap Tally.

CGT French Line SS De Grasse White Cap Tally. GGA Image ID # 1e841009e2

 

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Senior Offficers and Staff, SS De Grasse Cabin Class Passenger List, 20 July 1929.

Senior Offficers and Staff, SS De Grasse Cabin Class Passenger List, 20 July 1929. GGA Image ID # 20e90cbb8a

 

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Front Cover, Christie's Ocean Liner Auction Catalog, New York, Thursday, 28 June 2007.

Christie's Ocean Liner Auction Catalog - 2007

The Christie's Ocean Liner Auction Catalog 2007 included Posters, Ship Models, and Decorative Arts. The provenance of the Items was sourced from The Estate of Wayne LaPoe, The Kenneth C. Schultz Collection, The Jan J. Loeff Collection, The Marcello Collection, and The Collection of Terrence G. O'Connor.

 

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, The Great Liners: The Seafarers, Volume 4, by Melvin Maddocks, 1978.

The Great Liners: The Seafarers, Volume 4

A history of the world's famous luxury liners provides portraits of the ships. It examines such great disasters as the sinking of the Titanic. This edition explores the grand hotels that traversed the Atlantic between 1840 and 1930.

 

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 and Spine, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 5: 1951-1976 by Arnold Kludas, 1977.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1951-1976

This volume, covering the years 1951-1976, embraces a period of dramatic change in ocean travel, the growth in airline travel causing a sharp decline in passenger liner building and existing liners being increasingly used in the cruising role.

 

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 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, Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990 by Frank O. Braynard and William H. Miller, Jr., 1990.

Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990

The Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990 has over 180 photographs and illustrations showing the liners on the high seas and in port and depicting handsome staterooms, lounges, interior decor, and carefree life aboard ship.

 

Front Cover, Picture History of the French Line by William H. Miller, Jr., 1997.

Picture History of the French Line

This impressive pictorial reference, by noted maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr., includes a wealth of vintage photographs celebrating the legendary French Line.

 

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 and Spine, Sailing Seven Seas: A History of the Canadian Pacific Line by Peter Pigott, 2010.

Sailing Seven Seas: History of the Canadian Pacific Line

With a witty and informative style, author Peter Pigott evokes-not only the nostalgic heyday of ocean travel but reveals a slice of almost-forgotten Canadiana.

 

 Front Cover and Spine, The Art of French Ocean Liners: The Triumph of Art Deco by Guillaume Morel, 2015.

The Art of French Ocean Liners: The Triumph of Art Deco

Embark as if you were there, on the liners France, Normandie, Paria, Liberie', Champollion, Aramio, André Lebon, Antilleo, or Ile-de-France, and share the daily lives of the passengers, but also that of all those who work in behind the scenes so that each crossing is an unforgettable dream.

 

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 and Spine, Tourist Third Cabin: Steamship Travel in the Interwar Years by Lorraine Coons and Alexander Varias, 2003.

Tourist Third Cabin: Steamship Travel in the Interwar Years

Ocean Liners and New Vistas of Interwar Society From Immigrants to Tourists. The Changing Complexion of Translatlantic Passengers as The Soul of a Ship. Experience and Life of Below-Deck Personnel Traveling Palace or Floating Sweatshop. The Experience of Women Seafarers Projecting an Image: The Allure of MTransatlantic Travel.

 

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Back Cover, SS De Grasse Cabin Class Passenger List, 20 July 1929.

Back Cover, SS De Grasse Cabin Class Passenger List, 20 July 1929. GGA Image ID # 20e96416e4

 

 

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