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Hamburg America Line Passenger Lists 1881-1939

Passenger Lists of the Hamburg-America Line

Hamburg America Line Aka: Hamburg Amerika Linie, Hamburg Amerikanische Packetfahrt Actien Gesellschaft (HAPAG). Hamburg American Line was one of the major steamship companies to handle the immigrant trade. Their primary route was Hamburg to New York via Southampton.

The Hamburg American Line was a World-Wide passenger and freight steamship company. It's North America service ports, and connections included New York, Southampton, Cherbourg, Plymouth (England), Boulogne, Boston, Palermo, Naples, Gibraltar, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans, Montreal, Halifax, Copenhagen, Galveston, San Francisco, Puget Sound, and Scandinavia.

All Hamburg American Line Passenger Lists available at the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives have been transcribed and uploaded.

Note: The HAPAG steamship line used the Hamburg-American Line for all their English Language ephemera. A verbatim translation of Hamburg Amerika Linie would be Hamburg-America Line. We use them interchangeably as family historians use both versions.

Passenger Manifest of the Steamer Lessing of the Hamburg Amerika Linie, 1881

1881-08-24 SS Lessing Passenger List

Cabin and Steerage Passenger List for the SS Lessing of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 24 August 1881 from Hamburg to New York. Commanded by Captain Voss.

1883-11-04 Passenger Manifest of SS Silesia

1883-11-04 SS Silesia Passenger List

Cabin and Steerage Passenger List for the SS Silesia of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Sunday, 4 November 1883 from Hamburg to New York, Commanded by Captain Heinrich H. Barends.

Front Cover of a Saloon Passenger List from the SS Westphalia of the Hamburg-American Line, Departing 31 May 1885 from Hamburg to Prague, Commanded by Captain H. H. Barends.

1885-05-31 SS Westphalia Passenger List

Saloon Passenger List from the SS Westphalia of the Hamburg-American Line, Departing 31 May 1885 from Hamburg to Prague, Commanded by Captain H. H. Barends.

Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Auguste Victoria, 1897

1897-08-26 SS Auguste Victoria Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List for the SS Auguste Vicotria of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Thursday, 26 August 1897 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Commanded by Captain Carl Kaempff.

Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie SS Fürst Bismarck, 1900, Hamburg, Germany to New York

1900-08-09 SS Fürst Bismarck Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List for the SS Fürst Bismarck of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 9 August 1900 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Heinrich H. Barends.

Passenger Manifest, North German Lloyd SS Patricia, Oct 1900

1900-10-07 SS Patricia Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List for the SS Patricia of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 7 October 1900 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth, Commanded by Captain H. Leithäuser.

Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie SS Pretoria, 1901, Hamburg to New York

1901-07-28 SS Pretoria Passenger List

First and Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Pretoria of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 28 July 1901 from Hamburg to New York via Plymouth and Boulogne-sur-Mer, Commanded by Captain Karlowa.

Front Cover, Passenger Manifest S. S. Fürst Bismarck, Hamburg America Line 1902

1902-01-26 SS Fürst Bismarck Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List for the SS Fürst Bismarck of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 26 January 1902 from Naples to New York via Gibraltar, Commanded by Captain Heinrich H. Barends.

1902-04-22 SS Pennsylvania

1902-04-22 SS Pennsylvania Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List for the SS Pennsylvania of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 22 April 1902 from New York to Hamburg via Plymouth and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain H. Spltedt.

1902-06-21 Passenger Manifest of SS Pennsylvania

1902-06-21 SS Pennsylvania Passenger List

First & Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Pennsylvania of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 21 June 1902 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth, Commanded by Captain H. Spliedt.

Front Cover, Passenger Manifest, SS Pretoria, Hamburg America Line 1903

1903-08-22 SS Pretoria Passenger List

First and Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Pretoria of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 22 August 1903 from Hamburg to New York via Plymouth and Boulogne-sur-Mer, Commanded by Captain G. Schrötter.

Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie SS Fürst Bismarck, 1903, Hamburg to New York

1903-08-27 SS Fürst Bismarck Passenger List

First and Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Fürst Bismarck of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 27 August 1903 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Commanded by Captain H. Leithäuser.

Front Cover Passenger Manifest - Graf Waldersee Hamburg America Line 1905

1905-07-29 SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List

First and Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Graf Waldersee of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 29 July 1905 from Hamburg to New York via Dover and Boulogne-sur-Mer, Commanded by Captain A. Krech.

Passenger Manifest, SS Hamburg, Hamburg America Line, September 1905

1905-09-14 SS Hamburg Passenger List

First & Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 14 September 1905 from Hamburg to New York via Dover and Boulogne-sur-Mer, Commanded by Captain E. Burmeister.

Passenger Manifest, SS Pennsylvania, Hamburg America Line, November 1905

1905-11-11 SS Pennsylvania Passenger List

First & Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Pennsylvania of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 11 November 1905 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth, Commanded by Captain H. Knuth.

Passenger Manifest, SS Pennsylvania, Hamburg America Line, August 1906

1906-08-04 SS Pennsylvania Passenger List

First & Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Pennsylvania of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 4 August 1906 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth, Commanded by Captain H. Knuth.

Front Cover - 1906-08-21 Passenger Manifest of SS Moltke

1906-08-21 SS Moltke Passenger List

First Class Passenger List for the SS Moltke of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 21 August 1906 from Genoa to New York via Naples, Commanded by Captain Reessing.

1907-05-04 Cruise SS Meteor

1907-05-04 SS Meteor Passenger List

Cruise Passenger List for the SS Meteor of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Saturday, 4 May 1907 from Genoa to Hamburg via Villafranca, Ajaccio, Algiers, Gibraltar, Tangier, Lisbon, and Dover, Commanded by Captain Schwamberger.

1907-06-01 SS Batavia

1907-06-01 SS Batavia Passenger List

Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Batavia of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 1 June 1907 from New York to Hamburg, Commanded by Captain G. Bachman.

Passenger Manifest, SS Amerika, Hamburg America Line, August 1907

1907-08-08 SS Amerika Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List for the SS Amerika of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 8 August 1907 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain H. Knuth.

Passenger Manifest, SS Amerika, Hamburg America Line, November 1908, Hamburg to New York

1908-11-12 SS Amerika Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List for the SS Amerika of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 12 November 1908 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain H. Knuth.

Passenger Manifest, SS König Wilhelm II, Hamburg America Line, September 1909, Boulogne to Rio de Janeiro

1909-09-20 SS Koning Wilhelm II Passenger List

First Class Passenger List for the SS König Wilhelm II of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 20 September 1909 from Hamburg to La Plata via Boulogne-sur-Mer, Southampton, Vigo, Lisbon, and Rio de Janeiro, Commanded by Captain P. Wiehr.

Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie SS Deutschland, 1909

1909-10-07 SS Deutschland Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List for the SS Deutschland of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 7 October 1909 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Carl Kaempff.

Passenger Manifest, SS Cincinnati, Hamburg America Line, June 1910

1910-06-30 SS Cincinnati Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List for the SS Cincinnati of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 30 June 1910 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Schülke.

Passenger Manifest, SS President Lincoln, Hamburg America Line, July 1910

1910-07-24 SS President Lincoln Passenger List

First & Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS President Lincoln of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 24 July 1910 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Boulogne-sur-Mer, Commanded by Captain Hahn.

Passenger Manifest, SS Cincinnati, Hamburg America Line, September 1910

1910-09-08 SS Cincinnati Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List for the SS Cincinnati of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 8 September 1910 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Schülke.

1911-05-24 SS Graf Waldersee

1911-05-24 SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List for the SS Graf Waldersee of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 24 May 1911 From Philadelphia To Hamburg, Commanded by Captain P. Froehlich.

Front Cover of a First and Second Class Passenger List from the SS Cincinnati of the Hamburg American Line, Departing Saturday, 3 August 1912 from Hamburg for New York via Southampton and Cherbourg.

1912-08-03 SS Cincinnati Passenger List

First and Second Class Passenger List from the SS Cincinnati of the Hamburg American Line, Departing Saturday, 3 August 1912 from Hamburg for New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Schülke.

Front Cover, Passenger Manifest, SS Patricia, Hamburg America Line, September 1912

1912-09-28 SS Patricia Passenger List

Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Patricia of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 28 September 1912 from Hamburg to New York (Direct), Commanded by Captain A. Borden.

Front Cover, SS President Lincoln Passenger Manifest, November 1912

1912-11-01 SS President Lincoln Passenger List

First and Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS President Lincoln of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 1 November 1912 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Boulogne-sur-Mer, Commanded by Captain Witt.

1913-10-25 SS Pretoria

1913-10-25 SS Pretoria Passenger List

Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Pretoria of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 25 October 1913 from Hamburg to New York, Commanded by Captan Dugge.

1914-09-13 SS Red Cross

1914-09-13 SS Red Cross Passenger List

Special Passenger List of Doctors, Nurses and Officers for the SS Red Cross of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 13 September 1914 from New York to Falmouth, England, Commanded by Captain Armistead Rust, U.S.N. (Retired).

Passenger Manifest, Albert Ballin, Hamburg America Line, January 1926

1926-01-28 SS Albert Ballin Passenger List

Third Class Passenger List for the SS Albert Ballin of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 28 January 1926 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Wiehr.

Front Cover, SS Deutschland Passenger List 30 July 1926

1926-07-30 SS Deutschland Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List from the SS Deutschland of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Friday, 30 July 1926 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Schwamberger.

Passenger Manifest, SS Westphalia, Hamburg America Line, August 1926

1926-08-18 SS Westphalia Passenger List

Third Class Passenger List for the SS Westphalia of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 18 August 1926 from Hamburg to Boston and New York via Cobh (Queenstown), Commanded by Captain Niss.

Passenger Manifest, SS Albert Ballin, Hamburg America Line, August 1926

1926-08-27 SS Albert Ballin Passenger List

Third Class Passenger List for the SS Albert Ballin of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 27 August 1926 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Wiehr.

Passenger Manifest, Hamburg Amerika Linie, Cleveland, 10 December 1926

1926-12-10 SS Cleveland Passenger List

Third Class Passenger List for the SS Cleveland of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 10 December 1926 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Luck.

1927-07-06 SS Albert Ballin

1927-07-06 SS Albert Ballin Passenger List

Third Class Passenger List for the SS Albert Ballin of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 6 July 1927 from New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Paul Wiehr.

1927-07-30 SS Reliance

1927-07-30 SS Reliance Passenger List

First and Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Reliance of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 30 July 1927 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain W. Möller.

1927-08-12 SS Deutschland

1927-08-12 SS Deutschland Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List for the SS Deutschland of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 12 August 1927 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Langer.

1927-08-16 SS Resolute

1927-08-16 SS Resolute Passenger List

First and Second Cabin Passenger List for the SS Resolute of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 16 August 1927 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain F. Kruse.

Passenger Manifest, Hamburg Amerika Linie, SS Thuringia, September 1927

1927-09-14 SS Thuringia Passenger List

Third Class Passenger List for the SS Thuringia of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 14 September 1927 from Hamburg to New York, Commanded by Captain Buch.

1927-09-23 Passenger Manifest of SS Deutschland

1927-09-23 SS Deutschland Passenger List

Third Class Passenger List for the SS Deutschland of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 23 September 1927 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Langer.

1928-10-12 Passenger Manifest of SS Deutschland

1928-10-12 SS Deutschland Passenger List

Third Class Passenger List from the SS Deutschland of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Friday, 12 October 1928 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Langer.

Front Cover - Passenger Manifest, SS New York, Hamburg America Line, January 1929

1929-01-16 SS New York Passenger List

Third Class Passenger List for the SS New York of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 16 January 1929 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Graalfs.

Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1929-03-15

1929-03-15 SS Hamburg Passenger List

First & Second Cabin Passenger List from the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Friday, 15 March 1929 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Schwamberger.

Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - New York 1929-04-05

1929-04-05 SS New York Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List from the SS New York of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 5 April 1929 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Graalfs.

Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1929

1929-04-19 SS Hamburg Passenger List

Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Passenger List for the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 19 April 1929 from Hamburg to New York, Commanded by Captain Schwamberger.

Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Cleveland 1929-10-17

1929-10-17 SS Cleveland Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List from the SS Cleveland of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Thursday, 17 October 1929 from Hamburg to Boston and New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Cobh (Queenstown), Commanded by Captain Niss.

1930-06-07 SS Cleveland

1930-06-07 SS Cleveland Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List from the SS Cleveland of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Saturday, 7 June 1930 from New York to Hamburg via Boston, Galway, and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain W. Hennecke.

Front Cover of a Tourist Class Passenger List for the SS Deutschland of the Hamburg-American Line, Departing 22 August 1930 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

1930-08-22 SS Deutschland Passenger List

First, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger Lists from the SS Deutschland of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Friday, 22 August 1930 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Buch.

Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1930-08-29

1930-08-29 SS Hamburg Passenger List

First and Second Cabin Passenger List from the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 29 August 1930 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Koch.

1931-05-21 Passenger Manifest of SS New York

1931-05-21 SS New York Passenger List

Third Class Passenger List for the SS New York of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 21 May 1931 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Graalfs.

1931-10-08 Passenger Manifest of SS New York

1931-10-08 SS New York Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List from the SS New York of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Thursday, 8 October 1931 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Graalfs.

1932-07-16 Cruise SS Resolute

1932-07-16 SS Resolute Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List from the SS Resolute of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Saturday, 16 July 1932 from Hamburg to Scotland, Iceland, Spitzbergen, and Norway, Commanded by Captain F. Kruse.

1932-09-18 Passenger Manifest of SS New York

1932-09-18 SS Milwaukee Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List from the SS Milwaukee of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Sunday, 18 September 1932 from Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer, Southampton, and Cobh (Queenstown), Commanded by Captain H. Molchin.

1933-07-27 Passenger Manifest of SS New York

1933-07-27 SS New York Passenger List

First, Tourist and Third Class Passenger List from the SS New York of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Thursday, 27 July 1933 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Commodore Kruse.

1933-08-24 Passenger Manifest of SS New York

1933-08-24 SS New York Passenger List

Tourist Passenger List from the SS New York of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Thursday, 24 August 1933 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Commodore Kruse.

1931-05-21 Passenger Manifest of SS Albert Ballin

1933-12-20 SS Albert Ballin Passenger List

First, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger List from the SS Albert Ballin of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Wednesday, 20 December 1933 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Fuhr.

1934-08-09 SS New York

1934-08-09 SS New York Passenger List

First and Tourist Class Passenger List for the SS New York of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Thursday, 9 August 1934 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh (Queenstown), Commanded by Commodore Kruse.

Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1930-08-29

1934-08-30 SS Hamburg Passenger List

First Class and Tourist Passenger List from the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Thursday, 30 August 1934 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh (Queenstown), Commanded by Captain Koch.

1934-09-06 SS New York

1934-09-06 SS New York Passenger List

First Class and Tourist Passenger List from the SS New York of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Thursday, 6 September 1934 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Commodore Kruse.

1935-07-11 SS Hamburg

1935-07-11 SS Hamburg Passenger List

First, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger List from the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Thursday, 11 July 1935 from New York to Hamburg via Cobh, Cherbourg, and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Theodor Koch.

1935-08-15 Passenger Manifest of SS Deutschland

1935-08-15 SS Deutschland Passenger List

First Class and Tourist Passenger List from SS Deutschland of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Thursday, 15 August 1935 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh (Queenstown), Commanded by Captain Dau.

1935-08-21 SS Hamburg

1935-08-21 SS Hamburg Passenger List

First Class and Tourist Passenger List from the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Wednesday, 21 August 1935 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Koch.

1936-05-28 SS Hamburg

1936-05-28 SS New York Passenger List

Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger List from the SS New York of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Thursday, 28 May 1936 from New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton, Commanded by Captain J. Wagner.

1936-06-04 SS Hamburg

1936-06-04 SS Hamburg Passenger List

Cabin, Tourist and Third Class Passenger List from the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Thursday, 4 June 1936 from New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Theodor Koch.

1936-07-02 SS Hamburg

1936-07-02 SS Hamburg Passenger List

Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger List for the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Thursday, 2 July 1936 from New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Theodore Koch.

1936-08-27 SS Deutschland

1936-08-27 SS Deutschland Passenger List

Passenger List (Class Not Stated) for the SS Deutschland of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 27 August 1936 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Friedel.

1937-09-02 SS Hamburg

1937-09-02 SS Hamburg Passenger List

Passenger List (Class not Stated) for the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 2 September 1937 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Koch.

1937-09-14 SS Hamburg

1937-09-14 SS Stuttgart Passenger List

Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger List from the SS Stuttgart of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Tuesday, 14 September 1937 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain A. Kinkel.

1938-08-04 SS Hamburg

1938-08-04 SS Hamburg Passenger List

Cabin and Tourist Class Passenger List for the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Thursday, 4 August 1938 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Th. Koch.

1938-11-03 SS New York

1938-11-03 SS New York Passenger List

Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger List from the SS New York of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 3 November 1938 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh, Commanded by Captain B. Majewski.

1939-04-20 Passenger Manifest of SS Hamburg

1939-04-20 SS Hamburg Passenger List

Cabin, Tourist and Third Class Passenger List for the SS Hamburg of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 20 April 1939 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh, Commanded by Captain P. Hille.

Front Cover, Hamburg American Line SS New York Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger List - 11 May 1939.

1939-05-11 SS New York Passenger List

Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger List from the SS New York of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 11 May 1939 from New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton, Commanded by Captain B. Majewski.

1939-06-08 SS New York

1939-06-08 SS New York Passenger List

Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger List for the SS New York of the Hamburg America Line, Departing Thursday, 8 June 1939 from New York to Hamburg via Cobh, Cherbourg, and Southampton, Commanded by Captain B. Majewski.

 

The Hamburg America Line History

The Hamburg America Line is Germany's oldest and largest steamship company. It was founded on May 27, 1847, by Hamburg merchants as the Hamburg-American Steam Packet Company and rose in the course of a few decades from an obscure firm owning a few sailing ships to the position of the world's largest steamship company whose ships sailed to every corner of the globe.

After the World War which resulted in the loss of practically all of its tonnage, untiring and persevering efforts soon enabled the Hamburg America Line again to occupy one of the leading positions in the shipping world with a modern fleet of 101 ocean-going steamers and 142 smaller vessels aggregating in all 738,971 Gross Register Tons.

The first service operated by the Company which today maintains regular services to all parts of the world was between Hamburg and New York.

After the foundation of the Company, the service was inaugurated by three sailing ships, soon to be followed by the first steamers flying the Hapag flag.

They started a rapid development of this critical service by still larger and faster ships until, at the outbreak of the War, three giant liners plying between Hamburg and New York were the largest and most luxurious afloat.

Today the New York Service is maintained by the four twin-screw express steamers of the "Hamburg" type, of 22,000 Gross Register Tons.

Propelled by engines of about 28,000 HP., these ships attain an average speed of 19 miles per hour enabling them to make the crossing from Hamburg to New York in eight days.

Every Thursday, in summer and winter, one of the "Famous Four" sails from Hamburg via Southampton and Cherbourg to New York while another one returns from New York via Cherbourg and Southampton to Hamburg.

Each of these ships can accommodate about 1,000 passengers in Cabin, Tourist and Third Class. Besides the four ships of the "Hamburg" type, the twin-screw MV "St. Louis" of 16,732 Gross Register Tons is also engaged in the New York Service during the summer months.

Also, a Twin-Screw-Electric-Liner for the North Atlantic-Service of the company is in construction with a tonnage of about 36,000 tons to be placed into commission at the beginning of 1941.

Apart from this service, the Hamburg America Line maintains regular sailings to all parts of the world. More than 120 ports in every corner of the globe are regularly called at by the steamers of the Hamburg America Line.

With excellent ships for the speedy transportation of passengers, cargo and mail, the Company maintains services to Canada, Cuba and Mexico, the West Indies and Central America, to the West Coast of North and South America, to the Dutch East Indies, to Australia, to China and Japan and other countries of the Far East.

Pleasure cruising has been another important branch of the Company's business ever since, in the early nineties, the "Augusta Victoria" of the Hamburg America Line sailed on the world's first pleasure cruise.

The Twin-screw-steamer "New York" is scheduled yearly on Short and Long West Indies Cruises visiting the most remarkable places of the Caribbean.

The "Milwaukee" of 16,754 Tons is exclusively engaged in cruising carrying its passengers to the Mediterranean and the Lands of the Midnight Sun, to the Atlantic Islands and to the West Indies.

The "Milwaukee," among other features, is equipped with up-to-date installations for medicinal baths, massages and similar treatments making her the world's first "floating Spa."

 

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