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SS Yorkshire Collection

Ephemera for the SS Yorkshire are available at the GG Archives, including Passenger Lists, Menus, Brochures, Event Programs, and more.

Passage Ticket, Black Ball Line, 16 March 1859 on the Packet Ship "Yorkshire" - Nicholas Fish, New York to Bremen.

1859-03-16 Steamship Ticket - Black Ball Line - Nicholas Fish

Nicholas Fish used this well-preserved 1859 Ticket for Passage on the Black Ball Line Packet Ship Yorkshire. he was a famous American (1846-1902) from a distinguished American family.

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS Yorkshire of the Bibby Line, Departing 31 January 1936 from Liverpool to Rangoon via Gibraltar, Marseilles, Port Said, Port Sudan, and Colombo

1936-01-31 SS Yorkshire Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Bibby Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin Class
  • Date of Departure: 31 January 1936
  • Route: Liverpool to Rangoon via Gibraltar, Marseilles, Port Said, Port Sudan, and Colombo
  • Commander: Captain F. W. L. Midgley

Yorkshire, New Bibby Liner Built by Harland & Wolff

The large, twin-screw passenger steamer Yorkshire, built for the Bibby line by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland, has sailed after running successful trials in Belfast Lough. Her principal dimensions arc : Length, 504 feet ; breadth, 58 feet, and depth, 35 feet, with a gross tonnage of 10,500.

The Yorkshire has a double bottom extending fore and aft with eight watertight bulkheads to the awning deck, dividing the ship into nine watertight compartments. She will carry over 300 first class passengers. Staterooms are arranged on the tandem principle giving daylight and fresh air to all rooms.

The new steamer is equipped with a complete electrical installation. The main generators are situated in the engine room and consist of enclosed forced lubrication engines driving dynamos of the multipolar type. Each dynamo has an output of 55 kilowatts. An additional dynamo driven by an oil engine is installed aft well above the water line, from which the lighting, wireless telegraphy, signal lanterns, pumping appliances, steering gear and watertight doors can be operated if necessary.

Harland & Wolff's latest type of electrically operated watertight doors arc installed and can be closed from the captain's bridge, indicators being provided to enable the captain to see at any time the exact position of the doors.

The Yorkshire is propelled by twin screws driven by two sets of geared turbines, each set having a high and low pressure turbine, the power being transmitted to the propeller shafting through double helical teeth gearing. The condensers are of the latest design, having independent air and circulating pumps. Steam is supplied by four cylindrical boilers which can be fired with coal or oil fuel as may be desired.

-- The Marine Review, November 1920, p. 595.

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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.