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Steamships Cincinnati and Cleveland of the Hamburg American Line

The new large twin-screw steamers of the Hamburg-Amerika Linie "Cincinnati" and "Cleveland"

The new liner "Cincinnati", which was launched at the yards of the Schichau Shipbuilding Company at Danzig, Germany, in August, 1908, and her sister-ship, the "Cleveland", which was constructed at the yards of Blohm & Voss at Hamburg, Germany, are intended for the New-York passenger and freight service, and both vessels are splendidly appointed for the transportation of passengers as well as freight.

They are similar in type and appearance to the steamers "Kaiserin Auguste Victoria" and "Amerika", though of somewhat smaller dimensions. These vessels afford the greatest comfort and luxury, as they are provided with all of the modern features of the two well-known liners referred to above : they may be classed among the most modern liners of the present day.

The dimensions of the "Cincinnati" and "Cleveland", are as follows length, about 600 feet ; width, about 65 feet; height, from water-line to upper deck, about 50 feet ; tonnage, 17,000 tons. They are built of the best steel, and are provided with 5 steel decks and a double bottom extending the entire length of the ship. which latter is sub-divided into numerous water-tight chambers, and the hull itself is divided into 11 water-tight compartments. Two well-balanced high and low pressure engines of the quadruple expansion type, which are supplied with steam from three double and three single boHers, give these vessels a speed of about 151/i knots.

They have the capacity for about

  • 230 First Cabin Passengers
  • 530 Third Cabin Passengers
  • 400 Second Cabin Passengers
  • 2200 Steerage Passengers
  • The crew comprises about 360 officers and men
  • and have a cargo capacity of about 15,000 tons

The accommodations in the first cabin have received special attention, and in addition to the large number of ordinary staterooms there will be 70 rooms for the sole use of one passenger; several suites comprising parlor, bedroom and bath-room, and number of large rooms with bath and toilet- The spacious dining-room, which is located on the upper deck, has been equipped with small tables for two, four and six persons, and the saloon is large enough to accommodate all passengers at one sitting, even during the height of the season.

On the promenade deck there is located a spacious lounge, music roomon writing room, smoking room and gymnasium, and on the different promenade decks sheltered corners are provided affording protection from the wind and weather when the conditions are unfavorable- In addition to the above-named features, there is an electric passenger elevator connecting the different decks, a well-equipped gymnasium with electrical apparatus electric light baths, a dark room for photography, a book-stall, library, information bureau, etc.

For promenading there are two large promenade decks, and in addition there is a large open deck on the top of the uppermost deck-house.

The arrangement of the second cabin has also been given special attention, and affords every modern comfort and convenience. The main saloon, ladies' parlor and the smoking room are simHar in size, design and decoration to those of our most recent vessels.

For the safety of the vessel, the doors of the water-tight compartments have been equipped with the automatic hydraulic devices, enabling the Captain to close aH of the doors in few seconds from the bridge- The vessels have also been equipped with sub-marine bell systems, fire extinguishers, a complete fire alarm system, steam pumps, etc.

Read the biographical sketch of Captain Schülke of the Hamburg-Amerika Linie - S.S. Cincinnati

Die neuen großen Doppelschraubendampfer der Hamburg-Amerika Lithe „Cincinnati" und „Cleveland"

Beide Schiffe sind auf das vornehmste für die Beförderung von Reisenden eingerichtet. Wenngleich etwas kleiner, ähneln sie doch in Bauart und Einrichtung den allgemein vom reisenden Publikum bevorzugten Dampfern „Amerika" und „KaiserIn Auguste Victoria". Die neuen Dampfer sind ebenfalls mit dem größten Komfort und Luxus ausgestattet worden, sodaß man sie wohl zu den schönsten Schiffen der Gegeuwart zählen kann.

Ganz besondere Aufmerksamkeit ist der Einrichtung der I. Klasse gewidmet worden- Neben 70 Einzelkabinen und einer großen Zahl Doppel- kabinen mit freistehenden Betten enthält jeder Dampier mehrere Staatszimmer, bestehend ens Salon, Sehlafzimmer mit besonderem Badezimmer und Toilette, Bowie verschiedene Luxuszimmer mit Badezimmer und ToHette.

Der gertäumige Speisesaal, auf dem Oberdeck gelegen, welcher selbst in der Hochsaison es gestattet, daß sämtliche Reisende die Mahlzeit zu gleicher Zeit einnebmen, zeigt die rasch eingebürgerte und ungemein beliebte Einrichtung der kleinen Tische zu 2, 4 und 6 Personen. Auf dem Promenaden- deck befindet sich eine geräumige Halle, sowie die Musik-, Schreib- und Rauchzimmer, ebenfalls die Turuhalle- Geschützte Ecken » Lauben < machen den Aufenthalt an Deck, selbst bei Wind und Wetter angenehm, und als besondere Annehmlichkeit dürfte ein geschützter Gang auf dem Promenadendeck, die verschiedenen Salons mit einander verbindend, gelten.

Wie auf unseren neuen Dampfern befindet sich auch an Bord der „Cincinnati" und „Cleveland" drahtlose Telegraphic, ein Personenaufzug, welcher die verschiedenen Decks verbindet, eine Duukelkammer elektrische Lichtbäder, Bibliothek, Buchhandlung, Auskunftsbureau U- S- W.

Die zweite Klasse ist ganz modern und den neuesten Anforderungen entsprechend eingerichtet. Es ist besonders darauf Bedacht gelegt, eine große Anzahl zweibettiger Kabinen zu schaffen. Die Ausstattung des Speisesaals, des Rauchsalons und der beiden Gesellschaftszimmer ähnelt wiederum derjenigen auf unseren neuesten Dampfern und bietet den Reisenden angenehmen Aufenthalt-

Es erübrigt sich an dieser Sidle des weiteren auf die vielfachen Sicherheitsmaßregeln als elf wasserdichte Schotts, Unterwasserglocken, Feuerlöschapparate, Dampfpumpen etc. genauer einzugehen.

D. Cincinnati

vom Stapel gelaufen August 1908

Werft Schichau b- Danzig

Gesamtlänge -.. 600 Fuß

Breite .-. 65 •


17 000 tons Wasser-Verdrängung---

27 000 • Kraftentwickelung ...

9 300 HP.

D. „Cleveland"

vom Stapel gelaufen September 1908 Werft Blohm & Voss, Hamburg Gesamtlänge 600 Fuß

Breite ... 66 •

Tiefe--. 50 • Brutto-Tonnengehalt ...

17 MO tons Wasser-Verdrängung -.-

27 000 • Kraftentwickelung ---

9 300 HP.

Fahrtgeschwindigkeit: 15-16 Meilen pro Stunde

Fahrtdauer Southampton—New-York : ungeflähr 9 Tage

Reisende : je etwa 230 I. Klasse

900 II. •

530 III. •

2200 im Zwischendeck

zusammen je etwa 8360 Reisende

Besatzung : 360 Offiziere u. Mannschaften

je etwa 3720 Mann im ganzen.

English Translation of German Text

(Which differs slightly from the English Preprared Text)

The new large twin screw steamer of the Hamburg-America Lithe "Cincinnati" and "Cleveland"

Both ships are on the grandest for the transportation of passengers. Although slightly smaller, but they are similar in design and establishment of the general travelling public preferred steamers "America" and "KaiserIn Auguste Victoria". The new steamer also with the greatest comfort and luxury has been equipped so that it is probably the most beautiful ships of the Gegeuwart can count.

Very special attention is the creation of first-class dedicated been Besides 70 single cabins and a large number of cabins with double beds, each freestanding Dampier several state rooms, consisting ens salon, Sehlafzimmer with special bathroom and toilet, Bowie several luxury rooms with a bathroom and ToHette .

The gertäumige dining hall on the upper deck, which even in the high season, it allowed that all travelers the meal at the same time einnebmen demonstrates the rapidly naturalized and immensely popular creation of small tables of 2, 4 and 6 people. On the promenade deck is a spacious hall, and the music, writing and smoking rooms, also Turuhalle-protected corners» arcades <make the stay on deck, even with the wind and pleasant weather, and as a special amenity likely protected Gang on the Promenade deck, the various lounges with each other associational apply.

As to our new boats is also on board the "Cincinnati" and "Cleveland" wireless Telegraphic, a passenger lift, which connects the various decks, an electric light Duukelkammer baths, a library, bookstore, information Bureau U-S-W.

The second class is very modern and the latest requirements. It is particularly pointed carefully laid, a large number of booths to create zweibettiger. The equipment in the dining room, the smoke salons and the two social room that resembles turn on our latest boats and offers travellers stay.

It is unnecessary at this Sidle also to the many security measures than eleven watertight bulkhead, underwater bells, Feuerlöschapparate, steam pumps etc. precise detail.

D. Cincinnati

From the stack went August 1908

B-yard Schichau Gdansk

Total length -.. 600 feet ; Beam 65 • ; Gross tonnage 17000 tons of water-displacement
27000 • Kraftentwickelung 9300 HP.

D. "Cleveland"

From the stack went September 1908 shipyard Blohm & Voss, Hamburg total length of 600 feet

Beam ... 66 • ; Depth -. 50 • gross tonnage ... ; MO 17 tons of water-displacement -.-

• 27000 --- Kraftentwickelung 9300 HP. Speed: 15-16 miles per hour

Sailing time-Southampton-New York: ungeflähr 9 days

Travellers: about 230 per Class I. ; 900 II ; 530 III. ; 2200 in steerage

Together around 8360 per traveller Crew: 360 officers and teams

Approximately 3720 per man throughout.


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