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The Most Popular Steamships and Steamship Lines 1880s to 1954 - Top Ten Rankings

We are often asked what the most popular steamships and Steamship Lines are. Often it is subjective and sometimes controversial - especially considering the different types of passenger traffic - from ships that concentrated on the Immigrant trade to Luxury Liners.

Top Ten Steamships by Popularity (Most Renown)

  1. RMS Titanic - White Star Line. This 1912 Luxury Ocean Liner is the runaway winner.
  2. RMS Carpathia - Cunard Line. Rescue ship of the Titanic has made collectibles for this steamship both rare and pricey.
  3. RMS Berengaria - Cunard Line
  4. RMS Leviathan - United States Lines
  5. SS Normandie - Compagnie Générale Transatlantique - French Line
  6. RMS Queen Elizabeth - Cunard Line
  7. RMS Queen Mary - Cunard Line
  8. SS Deutschland - Hamburg America Line
  9. SS Bremen - North German Lloyd
  10. RMS Aquitania - Cunard Line

The RMS Carpathia of the Cunard Line, Rescue Ship of the Titanic

The RMS Carpathia of the Cunard Line, Rescue Ship of the Titanic.

Honorable Mention: RMS Lusitania - Cunard Line, RMS Olympic - White Star Line, SS France - CGT-French Line, RMS Etruria - Cunard Line, SS Rotterdam - Holland America Line, RMS Majestic - White Star Line, RMS Mauretania, Cunard Line

Most Popular Steamship Lines (2004)

  1. White Star Line
  2. Cunard Line
  3. Holland America Line
  4. Hamburg America Line
  5. North German Line
  6. Canadian Pacific
  7. Red Star Line
  8. United States Lines
  9. CGT - French Line
  10. Anchor Line / American Line (Tie)

Most Popular Steamship Lines (2015)

  1. Cunard Line
  2. White Star Line
  3. North German Lloyd
  4. Hamburg America Line
  5. Cunard White Star Line
  6. Holland America Line
  7. Anchor Line
  8. Canadian Pacific (CPOS)
  9. United States Lines
  10. Union Caslte Line

Ranking of Steamship Lines based on Page Views of our Steamship Line Section of the GG Archives:

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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.