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SS Patria Collection

Patria (1913) Fabre Line

Built by Chantiers de la Mediterranee, La Seyne, France. Tonnage: 11,885. Dimensions: 487' x 59' (512' o.l.). Twin-screw, 16 knots. Triple expansion engines. Two masts and three funnels. Launched: November 11, 1913. Service: Marseilles-New York. Towards end of career was in Messageries Maritimes service. Fate: Sunk by an explosion in Haifa Harbor, November 26, 1940. There was heavy loss of life among the many emigrants on board. The sunken hulk was later broken up for scrap. Sister ship: Providence (nearly identical).

Front Cover, Passenger List SS Patria 1928

1928-02-11 SS Patria Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Fabre Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 11 February 1928
  • Route: Marseilles to New York via Naples and Palermo
  • Commander: Captain Juste Tempesti


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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.