SS Patricia Archival Collection

 

Passengers Relaxing on board the Twin-Screw Mail Steamer SS Patricia (1908) of the Hamburg-American Line on the Promenade Deck, Postally Used 30 August 1907

Passengers Relaxing on board the Twin-Screw Mail Steamer SS Patricia (1908) of the Hamburg-American Line on the Promenade Deck, Postally Used 30 August 1907. Postcard Created by Kunst-Anstalt H. A. J. Schultz & Co., Hamburg. GGA Image ID # 2137168d69

 

 

Patricia (1899) Hamburg-American Line

Built by "Vulkan", Stettin, Germany. Tonnage: 13,424. Dimensions: 560' x 62' (584' o.l.). Propulsion: Twin-screw, 13 1/2 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Masts and Funnels: Four masts and one funnel. Passengers: 162 first, 184 second, 2,100 third. Tonnage listed as 14,466 in 1914. Service: Hamburg-New York. WW1 Service: Used by the United States War Department as a troopship. The liner was later turned over to the British Shipping Controller, who chartered her to Ellerman Lines. Fate: Sold for scrap in November 1921. Broken up in 1922. Sister ships: Graf Waldersee, Pennsylvania and Pretoria.

 

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Front Cover of a Cabin Passenger List for the SS Patricia of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 7 October 1900 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth

1900-10-07 SS Patricia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 7 October 1900
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth
  • Commander: Captain H. Leithäuser

 

Front Cover of a Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Patricia of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 28 September 1912 from Hamburg to New York

1912-09-28 SS Patricia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 28 September 1912
  • Route: Hamburg to New York (Direct)
  • Commander: Captain A. Borden

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Passenger List from the SS Patricia of the Hamburg American Line, Departing 14 May 1913 from New York to Hamburg.

1913-05-14 SS Patricia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 14 May 1913
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain A. Rörden

 

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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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Title Page, SS Patricia Cabin Passenger List, 14 May 1913.

Title Page, SS Patricia Cabin Passenger List, 14 May 1913. GGA Image ID # 205cca86e3

 

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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 Patricia, 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-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, United States-Europe, from 14 May 1913 to 9 August 1913.

Sailing Schedule, United States-Europe, from 14 May 1913 to 9 August 1913. Ships included the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, Krönprinzessin Cecilie, Patricia, Pennsylvania, President Grant, President Lincoln, Pretoria, and Victoria Luise. SS Patricia Cabin Passenger List, 14 May 1913. GGA Image ID # 205ed3a5f1

 

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

 

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Track Chart and Extract of Log for the Voyage on the SS Patricia Leaving New York on 14 May 1913 and Arriving in Hamburg on 25 May 1913.

On the Back Cover: Track Chart and Extract of Log for the Voyage on the SS Patricia Leaving New York on 14 May 1913 and Arriving in Hamburg on 25 May 1913. GGA Image ID # 205dfb289c

 

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Special Notice - Wireless Telegraph Service

Special Notice - Wireless Telegraph Service.

Special Notice - Wireless Telegraph Service. SS Patricia Passenger List, 14 May 1913. GGA Image ID # 205e697eec

The Atlantic Communication Company opened a wireless station for public service at Sayville, L. I., on October 1st, 1912. This is for ship and shore work only as the proposed Transatlantic transmission cannot be undertaken until the station's completion at Nauen Berlin, Germany, which is expected at the end of the year.

The plant at Sayville consists of two complete "Telefunken" outfits, viz, one comparatively small set for local ship work (600 m. wave), which is intended for ships up to 60 hours out of New York, and one high power equipment (2800 m. wave) designed to reach ships beyond this distance and up to 4 or 5 days out of New York.

The call letter used for the present will be "SLI." The rates are the same as the Marconi rates for Seagate and Southwellfleet.

All messages will be promptly and efficiently attended to as the Company has leased a direct private wire from the plant to the Central of the Western Union Telegraph Co. at 195 Broadway, New York so that all messages can be collected and distributed with the greatest precision from over all the United States.

The high efficiency of the "Telefunken" system, the tremendous range of the station, and the experience of the operators will help the new plant gain the public's support within a short time.

 

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Porter Service

Porter Service in New York Metropolitan Area by Hamburg-American Line.

Porter Service in New York Metropolitan Area by Hamburg-American Line. SS Patricia Cabin Passenger List, 14 May 1913. GGA Image ID # 205d993f0f

For the convenience of ocean travelers by our line and to eliminate the extortion that some of the public porters have practiced, we have inaugurated a service of attendants to carry hand baggage and perform similar services for our patrons. On days when our steamers arrive and sail, a staff of porters, wearing gray uniforms, upon the collars of which the word "Attendant" appears, and red caps bearing " Hamburg-American Line" bands, will be stationed at our docks, the ferries and railroad terminals in Hoboken, to assist passengers. A fixed nominal charge, as per schedule, is made for the service between our piers and points around New York City and Southern New Jersey.

The attendants will accompany passengers to any part of New York to carry baggage, call carriages, and perform similar services. If a passenger writes or telegraphs us or telephones our office (1900 Rector) or our piers at Hoboken (770 Hoboken), one of the attendants will be sent to his home or hotel. As the porters are conversant with all formalities on the piers, the usual confusion upon arrival and departure will be eliminated, thus relieving the passenger of all annoyance and worry and avoiding loss of time. This service is precious to large parties and ladies traveling alone, who can now journey to our piers without anxiety. Besides English, many of the attendants also speak German.

 

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Special Notice - Professional Gamblers

Special Notice - Professional Gamblers on Board. SS Patricia Passenger List, 14 May 1913

Special Notice - Professional Gamblers on Board. SS Patricia Passenger List, 14 May 1913. GGA Image ID # 205e29e13b

The Hamburg-American Line desires to call the attention of the traveling public to the fact that certain persons, believed to be professional gamblers, are in the habit of traveling to and fro in transatlantic steamships.

The Hamburg-American Line, while not wishing in the slightest degree to interfere with the freedom of action of the patrons of their Line, desires to invite their assistance in discouraging games of chance as being likely to afford these individuals unique opportunities for taking unfair advantage of others.

 

Hamburg-American Line Travelers Checks. SS Patricia Passenger List, 14 May 1913.

Hamburg-American Line Travelers Checks. SS Patricia Passenger List, 14 May 1913. GGA Image ID # 205e3b7c26

Travelers' Checks Issued by the Hamburg-American Line are Payable Everywhere, the Most Desirable Means of Carrying Funds Abroad. We Combine Both Safety and Convenience. We issue travelers' checks in denominations of $10, $20, $50, and $100.

 

General Baggage Regulations

Information for Passengers Pertaining to Baggage, Fees, and General Regulations.

Information for Passengers Pertaining to Baggage, Fees, and General Regulations. SS Patricia Passenger List, 14 May 1913. GGA Image ID # 205e679e1a

Merchandise, money, jewelry, documents or similar valuable property, should not be placed in trunks. The Company declines all responsibility for such articles. Money, documents or any other valuables in sealed packages with the owner's name plainly written thereon, may be given to the Captain or Purser for safe-keeping during the voyage, but the Hamburg-American Line assumes no responsibility for them.

Claims regarding damage or loss of baggage must be presented to the Company's representatives immediately after the steamer's arrival at the port of destination.

All baggage must be properly checked and should bear in a legible manner the passenger's name, port of destination, name of steamer and date of sailing. Baggage labels and tags are furnished for this purpose.

Baggage properly marked can be sent to our piers several days before sailing, but must be claimed by the passenger prior to boarding the steamer; no baggage will be placed aboard a steamer unless same had been claimed by the passenger.

All matters referring to baggage must be arranged with the baggage officer on board. No other employee aboard ship is permitted to make arrangements of any kind in regard to. passenger's baggage or to attend to other matters not pertaining to his regular duties.

 

Announcement of The New Marine Wonders of the Hamburg-American Line, "Imperator" 50,000 Tons and 919 Feet Long, and "Vaterland" 55,000 Tons and 950 Feet Long.

Announcement of The New Marine Wonders of the Hamburg-American Line, "Imperator" 50,000 Tons and 919 Feet Long, and "Vaterland" 55,000 Tons and 950 Feet Long. SS Patricia Cabin Passenger List, 14 May 1913. GGA Image ID # 205d0dced1

 

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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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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, 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 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).

 

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Back Cover of a Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Patricia of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 28 September 1912.

Back Cover of a Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Patricia of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 28 September 1912 from Hamburg to New York (Direct). GGA Image ID # 17801bdc70

 

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Information for Passengers, 7 October 1900

 

Meals. Breakfast is served at 8:00 am, lunch at 12:30 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm and tea at 9:00 pm A bell will be rung 16 minutes before each meal, and a second signal will be given at the beginning of the meal.

Promenadedeck. Steamer Chairs belonging to the Ocean Comfort Company can be rented for use on the voyage, at a charge of one dollar, upon application to the Deck Steward.

Stewards. 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.

Baggage. As only small pieces of baggage can be taken into the cabins all large pieces will be stored in the hold. In good weather access may be had to the hold and Passengers desirous of getting at their large baggage should apply to their Room Steward.

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

Smoking Saloon. Smoking is allowed only on deck and in the Smoking Room; it is positively prohibited in the cabins and below deck. Lights in the Smoking Room are extinguished at midnight.

Valuables. The Company is not responsible for theft if valuables are kept in the staterooms. A safe is provided in the office of the Purser, to whom money, jewelry, etc., may be handed for safe-keeping, but without guaranty of the Company.

Surgeon and Apothecary. An experienced Physician is attached to every steamer. For medical attendance in cases of sickness contracted on board no charge is made; medicines also 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 German, English and French books in the ship's library can be had from the Library Steward.

Writing Paper, Envelopes and Telegraph Forms will be supplied by the Saloon Steward.

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

Source: SS Patricia Passenger List - 7 October 1900

 

Information for Passengers, 28 September 1912

 

Public Telephones with booths and an operator will be found on the Hamburg America Line Pier, foot of 1 st street, Hoboken, N. J.

Notice to Passengers!

Meals. Breakfast is served at 8:00 am, lunch at 121;2:00 pm, dinner at 61;2:00 pm

A menu is printed for each meal. Seats at table are allotted by the Chief Steward. A bugle call will be sounded 15 minuts before each meal, and a second signal at the beginning of the meal.

Steamer Chairs. Upon application to the Company's office or to the Deck Steward, steamer-chairs belonging to the Seereise-Comfort-Gesellschaft can be rented for use on the voyage, at a charge of Marks 4.20 a piece.

Rugs. Also rugs, belonging to the Seereise-Comfort-Gesellschaft, can be rented for use on the voyage at the same charge of Marks 4.20 a piece.

Music. The ship's band performs on the promenade deck during the forenoon from 10:00 am t0 11:00 am, in the evening from 9 to 10 o'clock in the dining saloons.

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 are 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 II p. m. and in the Smoking Room at midnight.

Surgeon and Apothecary. An experienced physician is attached to every steamer. For medical attendance in cases of sickness contracted pa board no charge is made; medicines also are provided free of charge. But the ship's physician is allowed to ask the usual fees from travelers who submit themselves to treatment for maladies not contracted during the voyage.

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.

Letters, Telegrams and Correspondence. 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. Wireless messages are to be given in at the special wireless telegraph office on board ship. Letters and postcards must be deposited in the letterbox. The closing of mails for the various ports of call will be duly announced.

The Universal Postal Union Regulations apely to the mail postet on board: 20 Pf German stamp for letters on steamers sailing from and to America \ 10 Pf. German stamp for po.tal cards Postal stamps are obtainable either from the purser or from the stewards in the smoking room and in the saloon.

Writing Paper, Envelopes and Telegraph Forms will be supplied by the Saloon Steward.

Valuables or Money. The Company is not responsible for theft it 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.

Post Mail

It is advisable to post mail intended for Passengers very early and to write the name and address of the sender on the envelope or wrapper.

The Purser is charged with the distribution of incoming telegrams and mail. Passengers are recommended in their own interest, before leaving the steamer to make inquiries whether any correspondence has arrived for them or to leave their address for later despatches.

Letters and telegrams may be directed in care of any of the Company's agents.

The Company gladly undertakes the transmission or delivery of telegrams, letters, etc. intended for Passengers; but owing to the immense number of such despatches forwarded to its care, must decline all responsibility, should such be inadvertently-delayed or lost.

The Wireless Telegraph Service.

The Wireless Station on board is almost daily in communication with all parts of the world either directly through the shore-stations, or indirectly by means of passing ships. The names of the shore-stations and of the ships with which communication is expected during the day, are posted every morning in different parts of the ship.

The address of a telegram from shore to a ship at sea must be drawn up as follows:

  1. Name of receiver with any necessary addition
  2. Name of the ship and her nationality
  3. Name of the shore-station by the intermediary of which the telegram is to be forwarded

At the conclusion of the address of wireless telegrams the service word "Radio`" must be added, for example:

Paul Muller, Cleveland, German, N or d d ei eh, Radio. Telegrams from one ship to another only require the exact names of the passenger and the steamer.

All desired information regarding possibility of transmission, duration of transit and tariffs can be obtained on application to the Wireless Station on board, which is situated on the Sun-Deck of this steamer or from the Deutsche Betriebsgesellschaft fur drahtlose Telegraphic m. b. H., 9, Tempelhofer Ufer, Berlin SW., Telephone: Nollendorf, 910-916, Telegraphic Address "Debeg".

In addition, the offices of the following Companies accept telegrams for transmission and furnish information, if desired:

  • Paris, 35, Boulevard des Capucines, Compagnie Française Maritime et Coloniale de Telegraphie sans Fil
  • London W. C., Watergate House, Adelphi, Marconi International Marine Communication Co. Ltd.
  • Rome, 74 Piazza S. Silvestro, Compagnia Internazionale Marconi per le communicazione marittime
  • Brussels, 13 Rue Brederode, Compagnie de Telegraphic sans Fil. New York, Ninety West Street, Deutsche Betriebsgesellschaft fur drahtlose Telegraphie m. b. H
  • In addition, all the telegraph offices in the German Empire and abroad accept wireless telegrams for all the steamers enumerated in the International List of Wireless Telegraph Stations

For the despatch of wireless telegrams from or to shore the following are the shore-stations in Europe:

Cuxhaven, Norddeich, Scheveningen, North Foreland (Dover), Dunkirk, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Niton (Isle of Wight), Bolt Head, Cherbourg, Lizard, Crookhaven, Ile d'Ouessant.

For the same purpose the following are the American shore-stations :

Cape Race (Newfoundland), Sable Island (Nova Scotia), Siasconset (Massachusetts), Sagaponack (New York, (and Sea Gate (New York).

The wireless service on board all the steamers of the HamburgAmerika Linie is attended to by the Deutsche Betriebs-Gesellschaft far drahtlose Telegraphic m. b. H., Berlin. Inquiries, claims, etc. should be addressed to this Company only, and not to the Hamburg-Amerika Linie, which undertakes no responsibility whatsoever for the wireless telegraphservice.

Besides these customary "wireless messages", a more economical system has just been entroduced for the special benefit of the Passengers. A message containing 30 words can now be transmitted at a cost of M. 5.--and each additional word will be charged for at the rate of 10 Pf. For the despatching of these "Oceanletters" an additional charge of 50 Pf. is made. For all further information please apply to the "Wireless Operator".

Travellers' Checks Payable everywhere

issued by the Hamburg-Amerika Linie. The Most Desirable Means of Carrying Funds Abroad. Combining both Safety and Convenience.

We issue Travellers' Checks in denominations of 50, 100 and A 200 in Germany and of $ 10, $ 20, $ 50 and $ 100 in U. S. of America.

These Checks will not be accepted on board the steamers of the Hamburg-Amerika Linie for any purpose other than in payment of passage, or of bills incurred on board. Nor must the denomination of the check greatly exceed the amount of the bill. The checks cannot, however, be cashed on board, as the Pursers and Chief Stewards on the steamers usually have only a small amount of ready money at their disposal.

In order, however, to offer Passengers facilities for cashing such checks immediately upon arrival or departure of the steamers, we have established a portable bank on our piers at Hoboken. This bank will be placed near the gangway upon arrival and departure of steamers. Hamburg-Amerika Linie Travellers' Checks as well as those of all other institutions for any amount, will be cashed without deduction.

Arrangements have also been made for a Foreign Money Exchange in this bank. All foreign moneys will be bought and sold at current rates of exchange.

Porter Service

Uniformed attendants to carry baggage to and from our docks and arrange small details of travel for a nominal fee.

For the convenience of ocean travelers by our line, and in order to eliminate the extortion that has been practised by some of the public porters, we have inaugurated a service of attendants to carry hand-baggage and perform similar services for our patrons.

On days when our steamers arrive and sail, a staff of porters, wearing gray uniforms, upon the collars of which the word "Attendant" appears, and red caps bearing "Hamburg America Line" bands, will be stationed at our docks, the ferries and railroad terminals in Hoboken, to assist Passengers. A fixed nominal charge, as per schedule is made for the service between our piers and the following points:

Lackawanna Railroad or Ferries in Hoboken $ —.25 " —.10 I for one or two

Hudson Terminal Station in Hoboken . " —.35 1 packages

Any Hotel in Hoboken . . . . " —.35 I per package

Any other point in Hoboken . " —.50 for one or two

Jersey City and Jersey City Heights... " —.75 1.— 1.— 1.50 packages

Greenville, Bayonne and West Hoboken

Pennsylvania and Erie Railroads, Jersey City New Jersey Central and B. & O. Railroads West Shore Railroad, Weehawken

Grand Central Station, New York .

New York Hotels, below 50th Street New York Hotels, above 50th Street

The attendants will accompany Passengers to any part of New York to carry baggage, call carriages, and perform similar services. If a passenger will write or telegraph us, or telephone our office (1900 Rector) or our piers at Hoboken (770 Hoboken), one of the attendants will be sent to his home or hotel.

As the porters are conversant with all formalities on the piers, the usual confusion upon arrival and departure practically will be eliminated, thus relieving the passenger of all annoyance and worry and avoiding loss of time. This service is especially valuable to large parties and ladies traveling alone, who can now make the journey to ours piers, without anxiety. Besides English, many of the attendants also speak German.

Source: SS Patricia Passenger List - 28 September 1912

 

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Advertisement for the Zeppelin Airships "Viktoria Luise" and "Hansa" of the Hamburg-American Line, 1912.

Advertisement for the Zeppelin Airships "Viktoria Luise" and "Hansa" of the Hamburg-American Line, 1912. GGA Image ID # 17802264a4

 

Advertisement for Summer Cruises, 1913.

Advertisement for Summer Cruises, 1913. Nine Northern Cruises By the Twin-Screw Mail Steamer "Victoria Luise," Twin-Screw Steamer "Meteor," and Twin-Screw Steamer "Fürst Bismarck." SS Patricia Cabin Passenger List, 14 May 1913. GGA Image ID # 205d08db49

 

Advertisement: Cruise Deluxe Around the World, 27 January 1915 by the Twin-Screw SS Cleveland, 17,000 Tons.

Advertisement: Cruise Deluxe Around the World, 27 January 1915 by the Twin-Screw SS Cleveland, 17,000 Tons. Visiting Havana, Kingston, Colon (Panama), San Francisco, Hilo, Honolulu, Yokohama, Kobe, Nagasaki, Tsingtau, Hongkong, Manila, Batavia, Singapore, Rangoon, Colombo, Bombay, Suez (Cairo), Port Said, Naples. Gibraltar, Southampton, and Hamburg. Rates: $900 and Upwards. Duration: about 135 Days. SS Patricia Cabin Passenger List, 14 May 1913. GGA Image ID # 205d2b0e69

 

Advertisement: AIRSHIP EXCURSIONS Passenger Trips by the Zeppelin Airship "VICTORIA LUISE" from the Airship-Shed at FRANKFORT o. M., 1913.

Advertisement: Deutsche Luftschiffahrts - Aktien - Gesellschaft AIRSHIP EXCURSIONS Passenger Trips by the Zeppelin Airship "VICTORIA LUISE" from the Airship-Shed at FRANKFORT o. M. The fare of the regular trips, lasting 2 - 2.5 hours, will be $50. Passenger Trips by the Zeppelin Airship "HANSA" in the environs of BERLIN-POTSDAM Lasting about 2 hours. Price, $50. SS Patricia Cabin Passenger List, 14 May 1913. GGA Image ID # 205d4b78a6

 

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