SS Graf Waldersee Archival Collection

 

 

Graf Waldersee (1898) Hamburg-American Line

Built by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany. Tonnage: 13,102. Dimensions: 561' x 62'. Twin-screw, 13 1/2 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Four masts and one funnel. Passengers: 162 first, 184 second, 2,200 third. Service: Hamburg-New York. Fate: Sold to British shipbreakers in July 1921. Sister ships: Patricia, Pennsylvania and Pretoria.

 

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Front Cover of a First and Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Graf Waldersee of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 29 July 1905 from Hamburg to New York via Dover and Boulogne-sur-Mer

 

1905-07-29 SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List

First and Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Graf Waldersee of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 29 July 1905 from Hamburg to New York via Dover and Boulogne-sur-Mer, Commanded by Captain A. Krech.

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Passenger List for the SS Graf Waldersee of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 24 May 1911 From Philadelphia To Hamburg

 

1911-05-24 SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List for the SS Graf Waldersee of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 24 May 1911 From Philadelphia To Hamburg, Commanded by Captain P. Froehlich. Hometowns Are Included With Each Passenger Listed.

 

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Front Cover, Across the Atlantic -- Hamburg-American Line, 1905.

 

Across the Atlantic - Hamburg American Line - 1905

Although small in size, this 80 page booklet / brochure from 1905 provides an excellent record of the steamships and services of the Transatlantic Fleet of the Hamburg America Line. Ships Covered Included the Blücher, Deutschland, Graf Waldersee, Hamburg, Moltke, Patricia, Pennsylvania, Pretoria, Prinz Adalbert, Prinz Oskar, and Prinzessin Victoria Luise.

 

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Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer, Plymouth, Southampton, and Cherbourg, from 7 October 1900 to 19 January 1901.

Hamburg American Line (HAPAG) Sailing Schedule, 7 October 1900 to 19 January 1901

The SS Graf Waldersee, operated by the Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG), was scheduled for transatlantic voyages between 7 October 1900 to 19 January 1901.

 

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-Boulogne-Southampton-Plymouth and New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg- Hamburg, from 11 April 1902 to 26 October 1902.

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-Boulogne-Southampton-Plymouth and New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg- Hamburg, from 11 April 1902 to 26 October 1902. Ships Included the Blücher, Graf Waldersee, Moltke, Palatia, Patricia, Pennsylvania, Phoenicia, Pretoria, and Scotia. SS Pennsylvania Passenger List, 22 April 1902. GGA Image ID # 1ee41ba62f

 

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg - Boulogne-sur-Mer - Plymouth - Southampton - Cherbourg - New York, from 21 June to 11 September 1902.

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg - Boulogne-sur-Mer - Plymouth - Southampton - Cherbourg - New York, from 21 June to 11 September 1902. Ships Included the Auguste Victoria, Blücher, Columbia, Fürst Bismarck, Graf Waldersee, Moltke, Palatia, Patricia, Pennsylvania, and Phoenicia. SS Pennsylvania Passenger List, 21 June 1902. GGA Image ID # 1ee40ad419

 

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-Dover-Boulogne-Cherbourg-New York, from 29 July 1905 to 2 December 1905.

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-Dover-Boulogne-Cherbourg-New York, from 29 July 1905 to 2 December 1905. Ships Included the Amerika, Blücher, Deutschland, Fürst Bismarck, Graf Waldersee, Hamburg, Moltke, Patricia, Pennsylvania, and Pretoria. SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List, 29 July 1905. GGA Image ID # 1f06676725

 

Twin-Screw Express and Passenger Steamship Services, and Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-Southampton-Boulogne sur Mer-Cherbourg-Plymouth-New York, from 23 August 2906 to 27 October 1906.

Twin-Screw Express and Passenger Steamship Services, and Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-Southampton-Boulogne sur Mer-Cherbourg-Plymouth-New York, from 23 August 1906 to 27 October 1906. Ships Included the Amerika, Batavia, Blücher, Deutschland, Graf Waldersee, Hamburg, Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, Oceana, Patricia, Pennsylvania, and Pretoria. SS Moltke Passenger List, 21 August 1906. GGA Image ID # 1e43a0cfd7

 

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 7 October 1909 to 15 February 1910.

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 7 October 1909 to 15 February 1910. Ships Included the Amerika, Blücher, Bulgaria, Cincinnati, Deutschland, Graf Waldersee, Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, Pennsylvania, President Grant, and the President Lincoln. SS Deutschland Passenger List, 7 October 1909. GGA Image ID # 1e41f7f6aa

 

Sailing Schedule, European Ports-New York, from 30 April 1910 to 16 November 1910.

Sailing Schedule, European Ports-New York, from 30 April 1910 to 16 November 1910. Ships Included the Amerika, Blücher, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Deutschland, Graf Waldersee, Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, Oceana, Pennsylvania, President Grant, and President Lincoln. NOTE:—All steamers eastbound to Hamburg call at Plymouth and Cherbourg, except the steamer GRAF WALDERSEE, which will sail to Hamburg directly. The steamer PENNSYLVANIA, which will carry Second Class passengers only, will sail directly from New York to Hamburg and from Hamburg to New York. The steamer GRAF WALDERSEE will also carry Second Class passengers only, beginning with her 11 September 1910 sailing from Hamburg. After that date, she will sail directly from and to Hamburg. Hamburg-American Gazette, May 1910. GGA Image ID # 2128049286. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer, Southampton, and Cherbourg, from 4 October 1912 to 20 February 1913.

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer, Southampton, and Cherbourg, from 4 October 1912 to 20 February 1913 and Hamburg-Philadelphia from 7 October 1912 to 17 December 1912. Ships Included the Amerika, Cincinnati, Corcovado, Graf Waldersee, Hamburg, Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, Patricia, Pennsylvania, President Grant, President Lincoln, Pretoria, Prinz Adalbert, Prinz Oskar, and Victoria Luise. Assignment of Ship's Captains Included with Hamburg-New York Ships. SS Patricia Passenger List, 28 September 1912. GGA Image ID # 1ed91a7f1a

 

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-Bologne-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 25 October 1913 to 19 February 1914.

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-Bologne-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 25 October 1913 to 19 February 1914. Ships Included the Amerika, Graf Waldersee, Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, Moltke, Patricia, Pennsylvania, President Grant, President Lincoln, and Pretoria. SS Pretoria Passenger List, 25 October 1913. GGA Image ID # 1ee4c20743

 

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-Philadelphia, Hamburg-Boston, Genoa-Naples-Palermo-NewYork, and New York-Gibraltar-Naples-Genoa, from 28 October 1913 to 22 January 1914.

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-Philadelphia, Hamburg-Boston, Genoa-Naples-Palermo-NewYork, and New York-Gibraltar-Naples-Genoa, from 28 October 1913 to 22 January 1914. Ships Included the Cincinnati, Cleveland, Graf Waldersee, Hamburg, Moltke, Prinz Adalbert, and Prinz Oskar. SS Pretoria Passenger List, 25 October 1913. GGA Image ID # 1ee4c70e9d

 

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SS Pennsylvania, SS Patricia, SS Graf Waldersee and SS Pretoria at Sea.

SS Pennsylvania, SS Patricia, SS Graf Waldersee and SS Pretoria at Sea. Across the Atlantic, 1905 HAPAG Brochure. GGA Image ID # 1bbd85fbb6

 

Entrance Hall on the SS Pennsylvania, SS Patricia, SS Graf Waldersee and SS Pretoria.

Entrance Hall on the SS Pennsylvania, SS Patricia, SS Graf Waldersee and SS Pretoria. Across the Atlantic, 1905 HAPAG Brochure. GGA Image ID # 1bbda1103f

 

Main Saloon on the SS Pennsylvania, SS Patricia, SS Graf Waldersee and SS Pretoria.

Main Saloon on the SS Pennsylvania, SS Patricia, SS Graf Waldersee and SS Pretoria. Across the Atlantic, 1905 HAPAG Brochure. GGA Image ID # 1bbda27c0e

 

Promenade Deck on the SS Pennsylvania, SS Patricia, SS Graf Waldersee and SS Pretoria.

Promenade Deck on the SS Pennsylvania, SS Patricia, SS Graf Waldersee and SS Pretoria. Across the Atlantic, 1905 HAPAG Brochure. GGA Image ID # 1bbdf79745

 

Smoking Room on the SS Pennsylvania, SS Patricia, SS Graf Waldersee and SS Pretoria.

Smoking Room on the SS Pennsylvania, SS Patricia, SS Graf Waldersee and SS Pretoria. Across the Atlantic, 1905 HAPAG Brochure. GGA Image ID # 1bbe16dc5e

 

Social Hall on the SS Pennsylvania, SS Patricia, SS Graf Waldersee and SS Pretoria.

Social Hall on the SS Pennsylvania, SS Patricia, SS Graf Waldersee and SS Pretoria. Across the Atlantic, 1905 HAPAG Brochure. GGA Image ID # 1bbe17433f

 

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Back Cover of a First and Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Graf Waldersee of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 29 July 1905 from Hamburg to New York via Dover and Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Back Cover of a First and Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Graf Waldersee of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 29 July 1905 from Hamburg to New York via Dover and Boulogne-sur-Mer. GGA Image ID # 1775cf639a

 

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Title Page, SS Graf Waldersee Cabin Passenger List, 29 July 1905.

Title Page, SS Graf Waldersee Cabin Passenger List, 29 July 1905 from Hamburg to New York, Commanded by Captain A. Krech. GGA Image ID # 1f06d409b8

 

Title Page and Cabin Passengers (Achatc to Beringer), SS Graf Waldersee, 24 May 1911.

Title Page and Cabin Passengers (Achatc to Beringer), SS Graf Waldersee, 24 May 1911 from Philadelphia to Hamburg (Direct), Commanded by Captain P. Froehlich. GGA Image ID # 1f07098d4d

 

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Listing of Officers of the SS Graf Waldersee, SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List, 29 July 1905.

Listing of Officers of the SS Graf Waldersee, SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List, 29 July 1905. GGA Image ID # 1f070bc940

 

Listing of Officers and Staff of the Twin-Screw Mail Steamer SS Graf Waldersee, SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List, 24 May 1911.

Listing of Officers and Staff of the Twin-Screw Mail Steamer SS Graf Waldersee, SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List, 24 May 1911. GGA Image ID # 1f0715d27e

 

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Information for Passengers - July 1905

 

Meals.

First Cabin.

  • Breakfast is served from 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • lunch at 121/, p. m.
  • dinner at p. m

Second Cabin.

  • Breakfast at 8:00 am
  • dinner at 12:00 pm
  • supper at 6:00 pm

A menu is printed for each meal. Seats at table are allotted by the Chief Steward. A bugle call will be sounded 16 minutes before each meal, and a second signal at the beginning of the meal. Children paying half-fare must dine at the children's table.

Steamer Chairs. Upon application to the Deck Steward, steamer-chairs belonging to the Ocean Comfort Company can be rented for use on the voyage, at a charge of one dollar per chair.

Music. The ship's band performs on the promenade deck during the forenoon from 10:00 am t0 11:00 am, in the first cabin saloon during dinner and in the second cabin from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Staterooms. All staterooms are lighted by electricity. They are also provided with connections for an electric heater for a hair-curler, as well as for an electric food warmer, by which milk, coffee, etc., can be kept warm during the night. The apparatus will be supplied by the Stewardess.

Passengers are recommended to lock the doors of their staterooms while the steamer is in port.

Baggage. As only small pieces of baggage can be taken into the cabins, all large pieces will be stored in the hold. Access to the hold may be had upon application to the Room Steward.

Hot or cold Baths. A number of comfortable bathrooms' re provided aboard. The Bathroom Steward or Stewardess will attend to the bath upon the passenger's request. No charge is made for baths. The water used is sea-water.

Smoking is allowed only on deck and in the Smoking Room; it is positively prohibited in the cabins and below deck.

The Bar closes at midnight.

Lights are extinguished in the Saloons at 11:00 pm and in the Smoking Room at midnight.

Surgeon and Apothecary. An experienced Physician is attached to every steamer. Medical attendance and medicines are provided free of charge.

The Barber is entitled to charge for his services according to the tariff fixed by the Company.

Library. The books in the library, which may be obtained upon application to the Library Steward, are at the disposal of Passengers, free of charge. A catalogue of the English, French and German books in the ship's library can be had from the Library Steward.

Besides the Library a bookstall, supplied by the firm of George Stilke, Berlin, will be found on board, where all the latest newspapers publications and publications, weekly and monthly magazines, souvenirs, etc., are on sale.

Letters and Telegrams. Only the purser is authorized to receive letters and telegrams for delivery in the next port of call. Several telegraph-codes will be found in his office.

Writing Paper, Envelopes and Telegraph Forms as well as a limited number of Souvenir Postal Cards will be supplied by the Saloon Steward.

Valuables or Money. — The Company is not responsible for theft if valuables or money are kept in the staterooms. The same should be placed in charge of the Purser for deposit in his safe, and a receipt will be given on the Company's form. As no charge is made for carriage, the Company can accept no responsibility for loss or damage, however arising, but Passengers can protect themselves by insurance.

Foreign Money. The Purser is prepared to exchange foreign money.

Amusements. A number of pastime games, such as shuffleboard, quoits, chess, dominoes, etc., are provided for on board.

Attendance. The Stewards have strict instructions to attend to the wants of Passengers in a prompt and courteous manner. Passengers are requested to bring any inattention to the notice of the Chief Steward, and if the complaint made is not promptly investigated, to report it to the Captain.

Souvenir Postal Cards will be furnished to Passengers free of charge by the Purser or Chief Steward.

Source: SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List - 29 July 1905

 

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Pleasure Cruises Arranged by the Hamburg-American Line, 1911.

Pleasure Cruises Arranged by the Hamburg-American Line, 1911. SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List, 24 May 1911. GGA Image ID # 1f0764d256

 

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The Marconi Wireless Telegraph Service, 1911.

The Marconi Wireless Telegraph Service, 1911. SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List, 24 May 1911. GGA Image ID # 1f07c534e3

 

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The Travel Bureau of the Hamburg-American Line is Enabled by Its System of Combination Tickets for Railways and Steamers, 1911.

The Travel Bureau of the Hamburg-American Line is Enabled by Its System of Combination Tickets for Railways and Steamers to offer at original prices, tickets from all large centers in Europe to ports of embarkation, or vice-versa, including tickets for berths in sleeping cars, etc. SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List 24 May 1911. GGA Image ID # 1f084dd88e

 

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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, 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, 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.

 

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