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SS Liberté Passenger Lists 1954

The SS Liberté (1950) of the CGT-French Line, Ex-Europa (1930).

The SS Liberté (1950) of the CGT-French Line, Ex-Europa (1930). GGA Image ID # 1d21bbf3e6

Europa (1930) North German Lloyd/Liberté (1946) French Line

Built by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany. Tonnage: 49,746. Dimensions: 890' x 102" (936' o.l.). Quadruple screw, 28 knots. Steam turbines. Two masts and two funnels. Launched in August 1928. From keel to top of masts 236 feet. Funnels measured 50' x 21'. Cost $20,000,000 to build. At one time carried an airplane that was launched from the ship by a catapult. Maiden voyage: Bremen-Southampton-New York, March 19, 1930. A serious fire had delayed her completion for about a year. She became a trans-Atlantic record breaker, by making the westward passage in 4 days, 17 hours, 6 minutes. Remained tied up in a German harbor throughout World War II. After the war was used as a troopship to bring back soldiers to the United States. The liner was turned over to the French in 1946. Renamed: Liberte (1946). While being reconditioned at Havre for service, she was torn from her moorings during a severe gale in December 1946, and sustained serious dam age when she crashed into the sunken hulk of the former French luxury liner Paris. As a result her hull was ripped open and she sank in the water of the harbor, but was subsequently refloated and reconditioned at great cost. Commenced her maiden voyage as a French liner in August 1950. Note: See Liberte for additional information. Sister ship: Bremen.

Liberte (1930) French Line.

Built by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany. Tonnage: 51,839. Dimensions: 890' x 102" (936' o.l.). Quadruple Screw, 27 knots. Twelve steam turbines. Two masts and two funnels. Note: Allocated to France in May 1946. Broke loose during a severe gale in December 1946, while in the process of being thoroughly reconditioned for trans-Atlantic Service. She was driven against the sunken hulk of the former luxury liner Paris, and a large section of her hull was ripped open and she sank in the water of the harbor. Her re-entry into service was delayed for a number of months. Reconstruction was completed in 1950, at a total cost of about $19,500,000. First voyage: Havre-New York, August 17, 1950. New funnels were fitted in 1954. Passengers: 555 first, 497 cabin, 450 tourist. Sold to Italian shipbreakers, Decem ber 30, 1961. Ex-Europa (1946).

All Digitized Passenger Lists For the SS Liberté Available at the GG Archives. Listing Includes Date Voyage Began, Steamship Line, Vessel, Passenger Class and Route.

Front Cover of a Cabin and Tourist Class Passenger List from the SS Liberté of the CGT French Line, Departing 21 September 1954 from Le Havre to New York via Southampton

1954-09-21 SS Liberté Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: CGT French Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin and Tourist Class
  • Date of Departure: 21 September 1954
  • Route: Le Havre to New York via Southampton
  • Commander: Commanded by Captain Paul Kerharo

 

Passenger Lists contained in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenir list provided to the passengers of each cabin class (and other classes). Many of these souvenir passenger lists have disappeared over the years. Our collection contains a sampling of what was originally produced and printed by the steamship lines.

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