SS Rhynland Archival Collection


Red Star Line Steamer SS Rhynland (1879) at Sea, c1890-1995.

Red Star Line Steamer SS Rhynland (1879) at Sea, c1890-1995. Photo by John S. Johnston. Published by Detroit Publishing Company No. 022378. Library of Congress LCCN 2016805783. GGA Image ID # 207e7ba9bb


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Rhynland (1879) Red Star Line (Belgian)

Built by Vickers, Sons & Maxim, Ltd., Barrow-in-Furness, England. Tonnage: 3,689. Dimensions: 402'x 40'. Propulsion: Single screw, 12 1/2 knots. Compound engines. 1,600 I.H.P. Masts and Funnels: Four masts and one funnel. Additional Features: Iron hull. Service: Employed mainly in the Antwerp-New York service. Transfer of Ownership: Transferred to Liverpool-Philadelphia service of American Line in 1895. Renamed: Rhyna (1906). Italian owners. Fate: Scrapped in 1906. Sister ship: Belgenland.


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Passenger Manifest Cover, September 1895 Westbound Voyage - SS Rhynland

1895-09-11 SS Rhynland Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 11 September 1895
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia
  • Commander: Captain F. Loesewitz


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Sailing Schedule, New York-Antwerp, from 6 February 1886 to 30 October 1886.

Red Star Line Sailing Schedule, 6 February 1886 to 30 October 1886

The SS Rhynland, operated by Red Star Line, was scheduled for transatlantic voyages between 6 February 1886 and 30 October 1886.


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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, The American Line: 1871-1902 by William Henry Flayhart III

The American Line: 1871-1902 (2000)

The American Tine tells the story of the first successful American steamship line after the Civil War to rival the great European transatlantic companies—an essential and glorious chapter in the history of the American Merchant Marine.


Front Cover and Spine, The Red Star Line and International Mercantile Marine Company by Vernon Edmond William Finch, 1988.

The Red Star Line and the IMM

The Red Star Line, one of the oldest and best-known shipping lines ever to send ships out to sail the oceans, was founded in 1872 and liquidated in 1935.



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