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SS President Grant Collection

President Grant (1907) Hamburg-American Line

Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 18,072. Dimensions: 599' x 68' (615' o.l.). Twin-screw, 14 1/2 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Six masts and one funnel. Note: Launched as the Servian, October 8, 1903, for Furness, Withy & Co., Ltd. However, before completion she was sold to Hamburg-American Line. They changed her name to President Grant. Maiden voyage: Hamburg- Plymouth-New York, September 14, 1907. Capacity: Accommodation for 200 first, 150 second and 3,000 third class. World War I Service: In service as a transport for the United States in World War I. Renamed: Republic (1924). Modifications: Reduced to four masts. World War II Service: Converted to troopship in World War II, and then to hospital ship. Fate: Scrapped in 1952. Sister ship: President Lincoln. Unusual Fact: Noted for being the only six-masted liners on the Atlantic.


1912-04-24 Inspection Card - Austrian Immigrant

Fine example of an Immigrants and Steerage Passengers' Inspection Card issued on 24 April 1912 by the Hamburg America Line for an Austrian Immigrant on board the SS President Grant that departed from Hamburg, Germany arriving in New York on 7 May 1912. Passed American Ellis Island Inspectors on 8 May 1912.



Front Cover, The Shipbuilder - Distinguished Liners 1907 - 1914 v2


The Shipbuilder - Distinguished Liners 1907 - 1914 v2

Reprinted from The Shipbuilder Magazine, the Distinguised Liners Covered in This Volume Include: Principessa Jolanda, Corsican, Heliopolis, Asturias, City of Paris, Grampian, President Grant, Oceania, Hesperian, Martha Washington, Afrique, Waratah, Morea, Vasari, Orsova, Otway, Osterley, Otranto, Orvieto, Franconia, Laconia, Kaiser Franz Josef I, Vandyck, Medina, Orama, Arlanza, Vestris, Vauban, Pastores, Appam, Niagara, Kristianiafjord, Bergensfjord, Congress, Gablonz, Marienbad, Empress Ekaterina II, Gelria, Tubantia, Columbus, Alsatian, Britannic, Calgarian, Cap Polonio, William O'Swaldt, City of Exeter, Aquitania, Imperator, Vaterland, Alcantara, Statendam, Cap Trafalgar, Bismarck.


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


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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.