In The Third Class to North America - 1938
Front Cover, Hamburg America Line 1938 Brochure "In The Third Class to North America." GGA Image ID # 12d855a507
This is a well-preserved brochure from the Hamburg-America Line that was published before the beginning of the European conflict that became World War II. Superb photography makes this an exceptional record of the Third Class accommodations on the steamships Deutschland, New York, Hamburg, and the Hansa.
Men, not only ships, are the pride of the HAMBURG-AMERICAN LINE.
To entrust their passengers to men of unsurpassed seamanship has always been a tradition of the Hamburg America Line. Years of hard work under all conditions have produced a body of officers and men to whom the honor of the Line is their own and whose motto is the motto of the Hapax: "The safety and welfare of the passengers."
Navigtion Officer Checks the Current Position of the Ship. GGA Image ID # 12d8c4e912
Sailors of the German Merchant Marine. GGA Image ID # 12d90c9b39
Day by day when crossing the North Atlantic on the HAPAG ships of the "Hamburg" class, you feel this care and consideration for the welfare of the passengers.
From the moment you leave the home port until the skyline of New York looms on the horizon, you are the spoiled guest of the Company, the pivot around which the life and work of the whole great ship revolve.
Between the time of departure and arrival lie days of rest and relaxation, the thrill of sea travel on a liner pulsating with life and racing through the waves, obedient to every touch of the helm.
The Hapag service in the North Atlantic is not an occasional service subject to weather or season. Week in week out, every Thursday, with the regularity of clockwork, a ship of the "Hamburg" class sails from Hamburg and another leaves New York.
The "New York," the "Hamburg," the "Deutschland," the "Hansa" and the "St. Louis" are the ships comprising the North Atlantic fleet of the Hamburg America Line.
Flag of HAPAG Flying On the Masthead is the Sign of a Happy Voyage. GGA Image ID # 12d929b37d
These huge ocean liners have a length of about 680 feet from stem to stern and a displacement of about 22,000 tons (the "St.Louis" has 17,000 tons). Their mighty hulls tower seven stories high as the passenger steps aboard to enter upon a voyage of delight (in comfort and pleasant company and amid the ever-changing wonders of the sea).
The Watch on the Bridge Never Ceases. GGA Image ID # 12d930d51c
Passengers Relaxing on Deck -- When You Cross the Sea You Leave Worries Behind. GGA Image ID # 12d9629981
Life onboard, from morning till night, offers everything in the way of games and entertainments that makes for a pleasant day. The rooms and lounges are bright and cheerful, as may be judged from the following pictures.
The food leaves nothing to be desired either in variety or quality -- a sample menu is shown on the next page of this booklet -- and the ship's service has only one concern: to ensure the comfort of the passengers.
Typical Dinner Menu Selections on a Ship of the Hamburg America Line for Passengers in the Third Class. GGA Image ID # 12d96960c0
- Hamburg Crayfish Soup
- Boiled Halibut
- Egg Sauce
- Roast Loin of Pork
- Pikante Sauce
- Buttered Beans
- Browned Potatoes
- Chocolate Ice Cream
- Holland or Herb Cheese
- Coffee or Tea
FOR CHILDREN: Milk Soup at all Meals
Head Chef on a German HAPAG Liner. GGA Image ID # 12d998c306
The Chefs and Cooks Aboard A HAPAG Steamship. The Ship's Cooks Know That Sea Air Gives One an Appetite and Accordingly Provide Most Excellent Fare. GGA Image ID # 12d9a38951
The Public Rooms
Comfort and good taste are the outstanding characteristics of the Third Class public rooms.
Third Class Dining Room. GGA Image ID # 12da0be06d
The Chief Engineer Inspects the Boilers. GGA Image ID # 12dafd0ef5
The Navigating Officer Checks the Course. GGA Image ID # 12db370797
The Course Is Determined at the Chart Table. GGA Image ID # 12db3b9e74
The Wireless Officer Distributes the Latest News. GGA Image ID # 12db87c404
Safely, Punctually, and Regularly the "Hamburg" Ships Crosses the Atlantic. GGA Image ID # 12dba1726d
Third Class Smoking Room Bar. GGA Image ID # 12dbe8881b
Relaxing in the Third Class Smoking Room. Here the Passenger Is as Comfortably Installed as on Land. GGA Image ID # 12dbf4adf9
Third Class Ladies Parlor. GGA Image ID # 12dc85e343
Third Class Children's Dining Area. Children Also Find That Pleasant Accommodation Has Been Provided for Them. GGA Image ID # 12dcabb2bf
Sea-Gulls, the Sailers of the Air, Accompany the Ship on Its Journey. GGA Image ID # 12dd0333d0
Some Like to Join the Company on the Dance Floor, While Others Prefer Their Own Company on Deck. GGA Image ID # 12dd1fe42c
A Passenger Is Fully Relaxed in Their Deck Chair. GGA Image ID # 12dd3e440a
Space on Deck Has Also Been Reserved for the Children's Games. GGA Image ID # 12dd5406af
The Third Class Lounge and Dance Floor. GGA Image ID # 12dd91b45d
The Third Class Cabins Are Comfortably Furnished. Running Water and Good Lighting at Nights Are Among the Many Conveniences Provided. GGA Image ID # 12ddc36b59
The Ship's Altar in the Chapel. GGA Image ID # 12de3bb7ae
When the Skyscrapers of New York Appear in the Distance, Every Third Class Passenger Will Be Able to Confirm That Travelling Is Indeed a Pleasure on the Ships of the Hamburg America Line. GGA Image ID # 12de76ebce
Back Cover, Hamburg America Line 1938 Brochure "In The Third Class to North America." GGA Image ID # 12de861ca0