SS Albert Ballin Passenger Lists 1926-1933

The SS Albert Ballin (1923) of the Hamburg-American Line, Departs from Cuxhaven en Route to New York.

The SS Albert Ballin (1923) of the Hamburg-American Line, Departs from Cuxhaven en Route to New York. Albert Ballin Passenger List, 27 August 1926. GGA Image ID # 1d2ac67120

Albert Ballin (1923) Hamburg-American Line

Built by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany. Tonnage: 20,815. Dimensions: 602' x 72'. Twin-screw, 16 knots. Steam turbines. Four masts and two funnels. Note: Later re-engined, speed increased to 20 knots. In 1934 was lengthened to 645 feet (21,131 tons). Passengers: 250 First Class, 350 Second Class, and 900 Third Class in Cabins. Fate: Sunk by mine off Warnemunde in March 1945. Refloated in 1949. Renamed: Hansa (1935), (b) Sovetsky Sojus (1950) Russian. Sister ship: Deutschland. Similar to: Hamburg and New York.

Hamburg-American Line Albert Ballin (1923) Passenger Lists Available at the GG Archives:


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Passenger Steamer With Bulges on Her Way Here

The new steamship Albert Ballin. of the Hamburg-American Line, the first trans-Atlantic liner of the de luxe type to be put in service by a German company since the war, sails from Hamburg for New York, via Southampton on July 5- She is a twin-screw, oil burner, of 22.000 gross tons, driven by turbines, and carries 250 first-class passengers. 350 second-class, and 700 third class.

The Albert Ballin. which was built by the Blohm & Voss yard at Hamburg, has the distinction of being the first merchant vessel to incorporate a new stabilizing device combining the Foerster system of bulges on the sides, and the Frahm anti-rolling tank. This device, which has been successfully applied to naval vessels, gives not only greater steadiness, but also added safety, due to the double skin of the hull at the water line. By placing the anti-rolling tanks in the bulges, considerable space is saved.

The Albert Ballin is due to arrive at New York on July 15. Her sister ship, the Deutschland, was recently launched at Hamburg and will enter service about six months later. Both of these new vessels will be run in joint service with the steamers Resolute and Reliance of the United American Lines.

"Passenger Steamer With Bulges on Her Way Here," in The Marine Journal, New York: The Marine Journal Company, Vol. 47, No. 2, 14 July 1923, p. 22.

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