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The New Giant Steamers of the Hamburg-American Line (1907)

The S.S. Amerika and the S.S. Kaiserin Auguste Victoria provided many advantages clearly described in this article incudes ship statistics and travel time.

The New Giant Steamers of the Hamburg-American Line (1907)

S.S. Amerika

  • Length: 690 feet
  • Beam: 74 feet
  • Depth: 53 feet
  • Registered Tons: 22,250 tons
  • Displacement: 41,000 tons
  • Horsepower: 15,800 H.P.
  • Builders: Harland & Wolff, Belfast
  • Speed: About 18 knots an hour
  • Capacity: 15,000 tons

S. S. Kaiserin Auguste Victoria

  • Length: 700 feet
  • Beam: 77 feet
  • Depth: 54 feet
  • Registered Tons: 25,000 tons
  • Displacement: 42,500 tons
  • Horsepower: 17,200 H.P.
  • Builders: Stettiner Maschinenbau-A-G. “Vulkan” Stettin.
  • Speed: About 18 knots an hour
  • Capacity: 16,000 tons

Duration of Voyage: Cherbourg—New York, 7 1/2 days

Passengers:

  • First Class: 550
  • Second Class: 300
  • Third Class: 250
  • Steerage: 2,300
  • Total: 3,400 Passengers

Officers and Crew: 600

Total Persons: 4,000

Some of the Advantages offered by these Steamers

  • Complete Safety Appliances.
  • They are unsinkable, because of their numerous water-tight compartments.
  • Automatic Fire-extinguishing Apparatus.
  • Submarine Bell Signalling System for detecting the proximity of danger in fog.
  • Extreme steadiness, owing to large carrying capacity and bilge keels.
  • Perfectly balanced Engines, entirely eliminating vibration.
  • Excellent Ventilating System.
  • Central Filtering System.
  • Gypsy Band in Ritz’s Carlton Restaurant.
  • Promenade Concerts and Concerts during Dinner.
  • Three Spacious Promenade Decks.
  • Numerous Sheltered Corners on Deck.
  • Luxurious and Home-like Furnishings throughout the Steamer.
  • Luxurious Ladies’ Parlors, Smoking and Writing Rooms.
  • Chambres de Luxe, consisting of Parlor, Dining-room, Bedroom, Dressing-room, Bath and Toilet.
  • Table d’Höte Dining-room.
  • Ritz’s Carlton Restaurant ä la carte.
  • Fresh Flowers always on sale.
  • Gymnasium with Electro-Zander Apparatus
  • Electric-light Baths.
  • Trained Nurses connected with the Physician’s staff.
  • Telephone connections.
  • Information and Travel Bureau.
  • Passenger Elevators.
  • Ladies’ Hairdresser.
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