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Passenger Lists of the Hamburg-America Line

Hamburg-American Line Aka: Hamburg Amerika Linie, Hamburg Amerikanische Packetfahrt Actien Gesellschaft (HAPAG). Hamburg American Line was one of the major steamship companies to handle the immigrant trade. Their primary route was Hamburg to New York via Southampton.

The Hamburg-American Line was a World-Wide passenger and freight steamship company. It's North America service ports, and connections included New York, Southampton, Cherbourg, Plymouth (England), Boulogne, Boston, Palermo, Naples, Gibraltar, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans, Montreal, Halifax, Copenhagen, Galveston, San Francisco, Puget Sound, and Scandinavia.

All Hamburg American Line Passenger Lists available at the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives have been transcribed and uploaded.

Passenger Manifest of the Steamer Lessing of the Hamburg Amerika Linie, 1881

1881-08-24 SS Lessing Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin and Steerage
  • Date of Departure: 24 August 1881
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Commander: Captain Voss
1883-11-04 Passenger Manifest of SS Silesia

1883-11-04 SS Silesia Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin and Steerage
  • Date of Departure: 4 November 1883
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Commander: Captain Heinrich H. Barends
Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Auguste Victoria, 1897

1897-08-26 SS Auguste Victoria Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 26 August 1897
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Carl Kaempff
Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie SS Fürst Bismarck, 1900, Hamburg, Germany to New York

1900-08-09 SS Fürst Bismarck Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 9 August 1900
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Heinrich H. Barends
Passenger Manifest, North German Lloyd SS Patricia, Oct 1900

1900-10-07 SS Patricia Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 7 October 1900
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth
  • Commander: Captain H. Leithäuser
Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie SS Pretoria, 1901, Hamburg to New York

1901-07-28 SS Pretoria Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 28 July 1901
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Plymouth and Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain Karlowa
Front Cover, Passenger Manifest S. S. Fürst Bismarck, Hamburg-American Line 1902

1902-01-26 SS Fürst Bismarck Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 26 January 1902
  • Route: Naples to New York via Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain Heinrich H. Barends
1902-04-22 SS Pennsylvania

1902-04-22 SS Pennsylvania Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 22 April 1902
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Plymouth and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain H. Spltedt
1902-06-21 Passenger Manifest of SS Pennsylvania

1902-06-21 SS Pennsylvania Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 21 June 1902
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth
  • Commander: Captain H. Spliedt
Front Cover, Passenger Manifest, SS Pretoria, Hamburg-American Line 1903

1903-08-22 SS Pretoria Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 22 August 1903
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Plymouth and Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain G. Schrötter
Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie SS Fürst Bismarck, 1903, Hamburg to New York

1903-08-27 SS Fürst Bismarck Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 27 August 1903
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton
  • Commander: Captain H. Leithäuser
Front Cover Passenger Manifest - Graf Waldersee Hamburg-American Line 1905

1905-07-29 SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 29 July 1905
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Dover and Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain A. Krech
Passenger Manifest, SS Hamburg, Hamburg-American Line, September 1905

1905-09-14 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 14 September 1905
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Dover and Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain E. Burmeister
Passenger Manifest, SS Pennsylvania, Hamburg-American Line, November 1905

1905-11-11 SS Pennsylvania Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 11 November 1905
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth
  • Commander: Captain H. Knuth
Passenger Manifest, SS Pennsylvania, Hamburg-American Line, August 1906

1906-08-04 SS Pennsylvania Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 4 August 1906
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Plymouth
  • Commander: Captain H. Knuth
Front Cover - 1906-08-21 Passenger Manifest of SS Moltke

1906-08-21 SS Moltke Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 21 August 1906
  • Route: Genoa to New York via Naples
  • Commander: Captain Reessing
1907-05-04 Cruise SS Meteor

1907-05-04 SS Meteor Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cruise Passengers (Class not Stated)
  • Date of Departure: 4 May 1907
  • Route: Genoa to Hamburg via Villafranca, Ajaccio, Algiers, Gibraltar, Tangier, Lisbon, and Dover
  • Commander: Captain Schwamberger
1907-06-01 SS Batavia

1907-06-01 SS Batavia Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 1 June 1907
  • Route: New York to Hamburg
  • Commander: Captain G. Bachman
Passenger Manifest, SS Amerika, Hamburg-American Line, August 1907

1907-08-08 SS Amerika Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 8 August 1907
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain H. Knuth
Passenger Manifest, SS Amerika, Hamburg-American Line, November 1908, Hamburg to New York

1908-11-12 SS Amerika Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 12 November 1908
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain H. Knuth
Passenger Manifest, SS König Wilhelm II, Hamburg-American Line, September 1909, Boulogne to Rio de Janeiro

1909-09-20 SS Koning Wilhelm II Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 20 September 1909
  • Route: Boulogne-sur-Mer to Rio de Janeiro and La Plata via Southampton, Vigo, and Lisbon
  • Commander: Captain P. Wiehr
Passenger Manifest, Hamburg-Amerika Linie SS Deutschland, 1909

1909-10-07 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 7 October 1909
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Carl Kaempff
Passenger Manifest, SS Cincinnati, Hamburg-American Line, June 1910

1910-06-30 SS Cincinnati Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 30 June 1910
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Schülke
Passenger Manifest, SS President Lincoln, Hamburg-American Line, July 1910

1910-07-24 SS President Lincoln Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 24 July 1910
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain Hahn
Passenger Manifest, SS Cincinnati, Hamburg-American Line, September 1910

1910-09-08 SS Cincinnati Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 8 September 1910
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Commander: Captain Schülke
1911-05-24 SS Graf Waldersee

1911-05-24 SS Graf Waldersee Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 24 May 1911
  • Route: Philadelphia to Hamburg
  • Commander: Captain P. Froehlich
Front Cover, Passenger Manifest, SS Patricia, Hamburg-American Line, September 1912

1912-09-28 SS Patricia Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 28 September 1912
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Commander: Captain A. Borden
Front Cover, SS President Lincoln Passenger Manifest, November 1912

1912-11-01 SS President Lincoln Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 1 November 1912
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain Witt
1913-10-25 SS Pretoria

1913-10-25 SS Pretoria Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 25 October 1913
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Commander: Captain Dugge
1914-09-13 SS Red Cross

1914-09-13 SS Red Cross Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Surgeons and Nurses of the American Red Cross
  • Date of Departure: 13 September 1914
  • Route: New York to Falmouth, England
  • Commander: Captain Armistead Rust, U.S.N. (Retired)
Passenger Manifest, Albert Ballin, Hamburg-American Line, January 1926

1926-01-28 SS Albert Ballin Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 28 January 1926
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Wiehr
Front Cover, SS Deutschland Passenger List 30 July 1926

1926-07-30 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 30 July 1926
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Schwamberger
Passenger Manifest, SS Westphalia, Hamburg-American Line, August 1926

1926-08-18 SS Westphalia Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 18 August 1926
  • Route: Hamburg to New York and Boston via Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Captain Niss
Passenger Manifest, SS Albert Ballin, Hamburg-American Line, August 1926

1926-08-27 SS Albert Ballin Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 27 August 1926
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Wiehr
Passenger Manifest, Hamburg Amerika Linie, Cleveland, 10 December 1926

1926-12-10 SS Cleveland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 10 December 1926
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Luck
1927-07-06 SS Albert Ballin

1927-07-06 SS Albert Ballin Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 6 July 1927
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Paul Wiehr
1927-07-30 SS Reliance

1927-07-30 SS Reliance Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 30 July 1927
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain W. Möller
1927-08-12 SS Deutschland

1927-08-12 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 12 August 1927
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Langer
1927-08-16 SS Resolute

1927-08-16 SS Resolute Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 16 August 1927
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain F. Kruse
Passenger Manifest, Hamburg Amerika Linie, SS Thuringia, September 1927

1927-09-14 SS Thuringia Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 September 1927
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Commander: Captain Buch
1927-09-23 Passenger Manifest of SS Deutschland

1927-09-23 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 September 1927
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Langer
1928-10-12 Passenger Manifest of SS Deutschland

1928-10-12 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 12 October 1928
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Langer
Front Cover - Passenger Manifest, SS New York, Hamburg-American Line, January 1929

1929-01-16 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 16 January 1929
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Graalfs
Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1929-03-15

1929-03-15 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 15 March 1929
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Schwamberger
Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - New York 1929-04-05

1929-04-05 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 5 April 1929
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Graalfs
Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1929

1929-04-19 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist-Third Cabin and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 19 April 1929
  • Route: Hamburg to New York
  • Commander: Captain Schwamberger
Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Cleveland 1929-10-17

1929-10-17 SS Cleveland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 17 October 1929
  • Route: Hamburg to Boston and New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer and Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Captain Niss
1930-06-07 SS Cleveland

1930-06-07 SS Cleveland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 7 June 1930
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Boston, Galway, and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain W. Hennecke
1928-10-12 Passenger Manifest of SS Deutschland

1930-08-22 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class, Tourist Third Cabin, and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 22 August 1930
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Buch
  • Note: Three separate passenger list booklets provide complete coverage of all passengers on board the SS Deutschland for this voyage. Information for Passengers for each class is also included. 1,164 Passengers and 47 Crew Members are listed for this voyage.
Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1930-08-29

1930-08-29 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 29 August 1930
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Koch
1931-05-21 Passenger Manifest of SS New York

1931-05-21 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 21 May 1931
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Graalfs
1931-10-08 Passenger Manifest of SS New York

1931-10-08 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 8 October 1931
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Graalfs
1932-07-16 Cruise SS Resolute

1932-07-16 SS Resolute Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin Passengers
  • Date of Departure: 16 July 1932
  • Route: Hamburg to Scotland, Iceland, Spitzbergen, and Norway
  • Commander: Captain F. Kruse
  • Notes: Individual Ports of Call were not stated for this cruise. Roughly 18% of the passengers were doctors.
1932-09-18 Passenger Manifest of SS New York

1932-09-18 SS Milwaukee Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 18 September 1932
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer, Southampton, and Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Captain H. Molchin
1933-07-27 Passenger Manifest of SS New York

1933-07-27 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 27 July 1933
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Commodore Kruse
1933-08-24 Passenger Manifest of SS New York

1933-08-24 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 24 August 1933
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Commodore Kruse
1931-05-21 Passenger Manifest of SS Albert Ballin

1933-12-20 SS Albert Ballin Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First, Tourist, and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 20 December 1933
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Fuhr
1934-08-09 SS New York

1934-08-09 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Tourist Class
  • Date of Departure: 9 August 1934
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Commodore Kruse
Passenger Manifest - Hamburg Amerika Linie - Hamburg 1930-08-29

1934-08-30 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class and Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 30 August 1934
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Captain Koch
1934-09-06 SS New York

1934-09-06 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Tourist Class
  • Date of Departure: 6 September 1934
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Commodore Kruse
1935-07-11 SS Hamburg

1935-07-11 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 11 July 1935
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Cobh, Cherbourg, and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Theodore Koch
1935-08-15 Passenger Manifest of SS Deutschland

1935-08-15 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First and Tourist Class
  • Date of Departure: 15 August 1935
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Captain Dau
1935-08-21 SS Hamburg

1935-08-21 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Class Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 21 August 1935
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Th. Koch
1936-05-28 SS Hamburg

1936-05-28 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 28 May 1936
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain J. Wagner
1936-07-02 SS Hamburg

1936-06-04 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 4 June 1936
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Theodore Koch
1936-07-02 SS Hamburg

1936-07-02 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 2 July 1936
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain Theodore Koch
1936-08-27 SS Deutschland

1936-08-27 SS Deutschland Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Class not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 27 August 1936
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Friedel
1937-09-02 SS Hamburg

1937-09-02 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Class Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 2 September 1937
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Th. Koch
1937-09-14 SS Hamburg

1937-09-14 SS Stuttgart Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 September 1937
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain A. Kinkel
1938-08-04 SS Hamburg

1938-08-04 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin and Tourist Class
  • Date of Departure: 4 August 1938
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Th. Koch
1938-11-03 SS New York

1938-11-03 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 3 November 1938
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh
  • Commander: Captain B. Majewski
1939-04-20 Passenger Manifest of SS Hamburg

1939-04-20 SS Hamburg Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 20 April 1939
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh
  • Commander: Captain P. Hille
Front Cover, Hamburg American Line SS New York Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger List - 11 May 1939.

1939-05-11 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 11 May 1939
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain B. Majewski
1939-06-08 SS New York

1939-06-08 SS New York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: Cabin, Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 8 June 1939
  • Route: New York to Hamburg via Cobh, Cherbourg, and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain B. Majewski

 

The Hamburg-American Line History

The Hamburg-American Line is Germany's oldest and largest steamship company. It was founded on May 27, 1847, by Hamburg merchants as the Hamburg-American Steam Packet Company and rose in the course of a few decades from an obscure firm owning a few sailing ships to the position of the world's largest steamship company whose ships sailed to every corner of the globe.

After the World War which resulted in the loss of practically all of its tonnage, untiring and persevering efforts soon enabled the Hamburg-American Line again to occupy one of the leading positions in the shipping world with a modern fleet of 101 ocean-going steamers and 142 smaller vessels aggregating in all 738,971 Gross Register Tons.

The first service operated by the Company which today maintains regular services to all parts of the world was between Hamburg and New York.

After the foundation of the Company, the service was inaugurated by three sailing ships, soon to be followed by the first steamers flying the Hapag flag.

They started a rapid development of this critical service by still larger and faster ships until, at the outbreak of the War, three giant liners plying between Hamburg and New York were the largest and most luxurious afloat.

Today the New York Service is maintained by the four twin-screw express steamers of the "Hamburg" type, of 22,000 Gross Register Tons.

Propelled by engines of about 28,000 HP., these ships attain an average speed of 19 miles per hour enabling them to make the crossing from Hamburg to New York in eight days.

Every Thursday, in summer and winter, one of the "Famous Four" sails from Hamburg via Southampton and Cherbourg to New York while another one returns from New York via Cherbourg and Southampton to Hamburg.

Each of these ships can accommodate about 1,000 passengers in Cabin, Tourist and Third Class. Besides the four ships of the "Hamburg" type, the twin-screw MV "St. Louis" of 16,732 Gross Register Tons is also engaged in the New York Service during the summer months.

Also, a Twin-Screw-Electric-Liner for the North Atlantic-Service of the company is in construction with a tonnage of about 36,000 tons to be placed into commission at the beginning of 1941.

Apart from this service, the Hamburg-American Line maintains regular sailings to all parts of the world. More than 120 ports in every corner of the globe are regularly called at by the steamers of the Hamburg-American Line.

With excellent ships for the speedy transportation of passengers, cargo and mail, the Company maintains services to Canada, Cuba and Mexico, the West Indies and Central America, to the West Coast of North and South America, to the Dutch East Indies, to Australia, to China and Japan and other countries of the Far East.

Pleasure cruising has been another important branch of the Company's business ever since, in the early nineties, the "Augusta Victoria" of the Hamburg-American Line sailed on the world's first pleasure cruise.

The Twin-screw-steamer "New York" is scheduled yearly on Short and Long West Indies Cruises visiting the most remarkable places of the Carribean.

The "Milwaukee" of 16,754 Tons is exclusively engaged in cruising carrying its passengers to the Mediterranean and the Lands of the Midnight Sun, to the Atlantic Islands and to the West Indies.

The "Milwaukee," among other features, is equipped with up-to-date installations for medicinal baths, massages and similar treatments making her the world's first "floating Spa."

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