SS Suffren Archival Collection

 

Suffren (1901) French Line

Sailed as the SS Suffren for the CGT French Line from 1923-1929

Built by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany. Tonnage: 10,622. Dimensions: 525' x 62'. Propulsion: Twin-screw, 16 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and two funnels. Commenced her first voyage as Suffren in May 1923. Passengers: 500 cabin and 250 third class. Fate: Broken up for scrap in Italy, 1929. Previously Named: Leopoldina (1923), Blücher (1917). Note: Also spelled as Bluecher.

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Passenger List from the SS Suffren of the CGT French Line, Departing 15 October 1927 from Le Havre to New York.

1927-10-15 SS Suffren Passenger List

Steamship Line: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique / French Line (CGT)

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 15 October 1927

Route: Le Havre to New York

Commander: Captain Alfred Hervé

 

Title Page, Charity Fete Program, SS Suffren of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique / French Line (CGT), 24 October 1927.

1927-10-24 Charity Fete Program - SS Suffren

Program of the Charity Fete to be Held on Board for the Benefit of the Sveral Benovolent Institutions of which CGT-French Line is a Patron. Features Illustrations by Jean Droit.

 

Title Page Including Senior Officers and Staff, SS Suffren Cabin Passenger List, 15 October 1927.

Title Page Including Senior Officers and Staff, SS Suffren Cabin Passenger List, 15 October 1927. GGA Image ID # 20ae3b2fd8

 

The Central Lifeboat Society. People in Lifeboat Being Tossed About by Large Waves. A Vessel Is Visible in the Background. Illustration by Jean Droit.

The Central Lifeboat Society. People in Lifeboat Being Tossed About by Large Waves. A Vessel Is Visible in the Background. Illustration by Jean Droit. GGA Image ID # 20ad5552b7

 

The Marine Welfare Society. Three People in a Row Boat in the Foreground With a Steamship in the Background. Illustration by Jean Droit.

The Marine Welfare Society. Three People in a Row Boat in the Foreground With a Steamship in the Background. Illustration by Jean Droit. GGA Image ID # 20ad730043

 

The Society for Aid to Families of French Shipwrecked Mariners. A Mother Holding an Infant With Two More Children Beside Her.

The Society for Aid to Families of French Shipwrecked Mariners. A Mother Holding an Infant With Two More Children Beside Her. Illustration by Jean Droit. GGA Image ID # 20ae4dd1b5

 

The "Transatlantique" Maternity Fund. A Mother Cradles Her Infant Baby While Her Husband Hold Up Clothes for the Child. Illustration by Jean Droit.

The "Transatlantique" Maternity Fund. A Mother Cradles Her Infant Baby While Her Husband Hold Up Clothes for the Child. Illustration by Jean Droit. GGA Image ID # 20ae182ef5

 

 

 

Sailing Schedule, Le Havre-New York via Plymouth, from 27 September 1924 to 18 December 1924.

Sailing Schedule (Part 1 of 2), Le Havre-New York via Plymouth, from 27 September 1924 to 18 December 1924. Ships Included the De Grasse, France, La Savoie, Paris, Rochambeau, and Suffren. SS France Passenger List, 27 September 1924. GGA Image ID # 1e5c9e2ea0

 

Sailing Schedule, Le Havre-New York via Plymouth, from 13 December 1924 to 12 February 1925.

Sailing Schedule (Part 2 of 2), Le Havre-New York via Plymouth, from 13 December 1924 to 12 February 1925. Ships Included the De Grasse, France, La Savoie, Paris, and Rochambeau, and Suffren. SS France Passenger List, 27 September 1924. GGA Image ID # 1e5cd0016f

 

Sailing Schedule (Part 1 of 2), Le Havre-Plymouth-New York and Le Havre-New York, from 31 March 1926 to 12 June 1926.

Sailing Schedule (Part 1 of 2), Le Havre-Plymouth-New York and Le Havre-New York, from 31 March 1926 to 12 June 1926. Ships Included the Chicago, France, de Grasse, La Savoie, Paris, and Suffren. SS Paris Passenger List, 31 March 1926. GGA Image ID # 1e46416fba

 

Sailing Schedule (Part 2 of 2), Le Havre-Plymouth-New York and Le Havre-New York, from 9 June 1926 to 7 July 1926.

Sailing Schedule (Part 2 of 2), Le Havre-Plymouth-New York and Le Havre-New York, from 9 June 1926 to 7 July 1926. Ships Included the France, de Grasse, La Savoie, Paris, and Suffren. SS Paris Passenger List, 31 March 1926. GGA Image ID # 1e46835bb1

 

Front Cover, Era of the Passenger Liner by Nicholas T. Cairis. Published by Pegasus Books Ltd., London, 1992.

Era of the Passenger Liner - 1992

The Gilded Era comes back to life as the reader relives the careers of stately ships and express greyhounds from immigrant ships to floating palaces. Scarce, large format book containing 288pp. Features photographs, statistics, and background of 280 passenger liners, each with a picture.

 

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, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 2: 1913-1923 by Arnold Kludas, 1976.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1913-1923

The period 1913-1923 is dealt with in this second volume. Although it was only a decade, it was one of the most turbulent passenger ships in history. Competition to produce ever-larger vessels declined between leading North Atlantic shipping companies. For 20 years, the ships of the Imperator Class were the largest in the world.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 5: 1951-1976 by Arnold Kludas, 1977.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1951-1976

This volume, covering the years 1951-1976, embraces a period of dramatic change in ocean travel, the growth in airline travel causing a sharp decline in passenger liner building and existing liners being increasingly used in the cruising role.

 

Front Cover and Spine, North Atlantic Passenger Liners since 1900 by Nicholas T. Cairis, 1972.

North Atlantic Passenger Liners Since 1900

Material about the most prominent steamship companies on the Atlantic Ferry today and those that have been there for some time. Some Lines have diverse services to other oceans, seas, and continents.

 

Front Cover, Passenger Liners Of The World Since 1893 By Nicholas T. Cairis, Revised Edition With Over 200 pictures, 1979.

Passenger Liners of the World Since 1893

The author here takes a nostalgic look back to the heyday of the passenger ship, providing a brief history of 211 ships of over 10,000 tons, together with specifications and technical details of each.

 

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 the French Line by William H. Miller, Jr., 1997.

Picture History of the French Line

This impressive pictorial reference, by noted maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr., includes a wealth of vintage photographs celebrating the legendary French Line.

 

Front Cover and Spine Plus, The Atlantic Liners 1925-70 by Frederick Earl Emmons, 1972.

The Atlantic Liners 1925-1970

THE ATLANTIC LINERS will be cherished by all the millions of Americans who love the sea. Frederick Emmons sketches the histories of every ocean liner that sailed between the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1970.

 

 

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