SS Reliance Archival Collection

Sister Ships SS Resolute and SS Reliance.

Sister Ships SS Resolute and SS Reliance. Across the Atlantic - First Class - Hamburg American Line Brochure, 1928. GGA Image ID # 11c2811f1b

Reliance (1920) Hamburg-American Line

Built by J. C. Tecklenborg, Weser-munde, Germany. Tonnage: 19,802. Dimensions: 592' x 72' (618' o.l.). Triple screw, 17 knots. Triple expansion engines and one steam turbine. Two masts and three funnels. War Reparations: Keel was laid in 1914 for the Hamburg-American Line, but construction was held up during World War I. She was to have been named Johann Heinrich Burchard. However, when completed in 1920, she was turned over to the Dutch and renamed Limburgia. Did not continue for long in the Royal Holland Lloyd fleet, as she soon afterwards was transferred to United States. Renamed: Reliance (1922) United American Lines. Service: In 1926 the Hamburg-American Line became the owners, and as the Reliance continued in Hamburg-New York service. Passengers: 290 first, 320 second, 400 third. Besides being employed in regular trans-Atlantic service, she was used as a cruise ship. Fate: Gutted by fire at Hamburg in August 1938. The burned out hulk was sold to German shipbreakers in April 1940. Previously Named: Ex-Limburgia (1922), ex-Johann Heinrich Burchard (1920). Sister ship: Resolute.

 

1922-11-15 Passenger Manifest for the SS Reliance

1922-11-15 SS Reliance Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: United American Lines (Harriman Line)
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 15 November 1922
  • Route: Hamburg for New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain F. L. Iverson

 

SS Reliance Prepaid Certificate for Second Class Passage - Royal Mail Steam Packet Company - 27 January 1923.

SS Reliance Prepaid Passage Certificate - 27 January 1923

Very rare prepaid certificate for second class passage on the RMS Reliance of RMSP. The passage for the 18 year old German immigrant girl was paid for by a relative, Bernhard Mayer, who immigrated in 1892.

 

1923-07-10 Passenger Manifest from the SS Reliance

1923-07-10 SS Reliance Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: United American Lines (Harriman Line)
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 10 July 1923
  • Route: Hamburg for New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain F. L. Iverson

 

Front Cover of a First and Second Class Passenger List from the SS Reliance of the United American Lines, Departing 14 July 1925 from New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton

1925-07-14 SS Reliance Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: United American Lines (Harriman Line)
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 July 1925
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain F. L. Iverson.

 

1927-07-30 Passenger Manifest for the SS Reliance

1927-07-30 SS Reliance Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 30 July 1927
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain W. Möller

 

Covers for the 1928 Hamburg American Line Brochure Across the Atlantic - First Class.

HAPAG - Across the Atlantic in First Class - 1928

Outstanding brochure from the Hamburg America Line captures the opulence of first-class transatlantic travel in the late 1920s. Rare interior photographs of public rooms such as the shopping plaza or promenade make this an excellent booklet. Ships Featured: Resolute and Reliance, New York, Hamburg, Albert Ballin, and Deutschland.

 

Front Cover, Valentine's Day Dinner Bill of Fare - SS Reliance 1938

1938-02-14 SS Reliance Valentine's Day Dinner Menu

Elegant and Ornate Dinner Bill of Fare for St. Valentine's Day on board the SS Reliance for Monday, 14 February 1938. The meal featured Fillet of Halibut, Tournedos, and Styrian Pheasant.

 

 

 

 

Scheduled Sailings, Hamburg-Amerika Linie (HAPAG), and United American Lines (Harriman Line) from 28 January 1926 to 1 June 1926.

Scheduled Sailings, Hamburg-Amerika Linie (HAPAG), and United American Lines (Harriman Line) from 28 January 1926 to 1 June 1926. Ships Included the Albert Ballin, Cleveland, Deutschland, Hamburg, Reliance, Resolute, Thuringia, and Westphalia. The listing includes the Name of the Ship's Commander. SS Albert Ballin Passenger List, 28 January 1926. GGA Image ID # 1e482ac29d

 

Scheduled Sailings, Hamburg-Amerika Linie (HAPAG), and United American Lines (Harriman Line) from 27 August 1926 to 1 December 1926.

Scheduled Sailings, Hamburg-Amerika Linie (HAPAG), and United American Lines (Harriman Line) from 27 August 1926 to 1 December 1926. Ships Included the Albert Ballin, Cleveland, Deutschland, Hamburg, Reliance, Resolute, Thuringia, and Westphalia. The listing includes the Name of the Ship's Commander. SS Albert Ballin Passenger List, 28 January 1926. GGA Image ID # 1e496a80d7

 

Hamburg-American Line Proposed Sailings to Europe, From 6 July 1927 to 5 January 1928.

Hamburg-American Line Proposed Sailings to Europe, From 6 July 1927 to 5 January 1928. Ships Included the Albert Ballin, Cleveland, Deutschland, Hamburg, New York, Reliance, Resolute, Thuringia, and Westphalia. Listing States Classes of Passengers Carried and the Ship's Commander. SS Albert Ballin Passenger List, 6 July 1927. GGA Image ID # 1e49d8e1bf

 

Hamburg-American Line Proposed Sailings from Europe, From 7 July 1927 to 31 December 1927.

Hamburg-American Line Proposed Sailings from Europe, From 7 July 1927 to 31 December 1927. Ships Included the Albert Ballin, Cleveland, Deutschland, Hamburg, New York, Reliance, Resolute, Thuringia, and Westphalia. Listing States Classes of Passengers Carried. SS Albert Ballin Passenger List, 6 July 1927. GGA Image ID # 1e4a28ba52

 

Proposed Sailing List, Hamburg-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 19 April 1929 to 15 August 1929.

Proposed Sailing List, Hamburg-Boulogne sur Mer-Southampton-New York, from 19 April 1929 to 15 August 1929. Ships Included the Albert Ballin, Cleveland, Deutschland, Hamburg, Milwaukee, Reliance, Resolute, St. Louis, Thuringia, and Westphalia. SS Hamburg Passenger List, 19 April 1929. GGA Image ID # 1e0152e801

 

Hamburg-Amerika Linie Cruises for the 1934-1935 Season.

Hamburg-Amerika Linie Cruises for the 1934-1935 Season. Cruising Ships Include the Oceana, Milwaukee, Resolute, Reliance, Caribia, and Cordillers. SS New York Passenger List, 9 August 1934. GGA Image ID # 1dcd7b2f11

 

Passenger Relaxing on the Promenade Deck - Resolute and Reliance.

Passenger Relaxing on the Promenade Deck - Resolute and Reliance. The Promenade Deck—Ample Room for Deck Chairs, Lounging and for Active Outdoor Exercise. Across the Atlantic - First Class - Hamburg American Line Brochure, 1928. GGA Image ID # 11c377a10e

 

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 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.

 

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