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Hamburg America Line Ships

Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG)Created by: PICRYLDated: 1914
Vaterland Departs, 5/26/14
The Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG), or Hamburg America Line, was a transatlantic shipping enterprise established in Hamburg, in 1847. The Company's ships were among the largest and fastest connecting Europe with North American ports, including Hoboken and New Orleans.

The Hamburg America Line lost almost the entirety of its fleet twice, as a result of World Wars One and Two, as a result of attacks and war reparations. This is just a few of the ships:

Hansa = Sovetskij Soyuz
America = America
Ariadne 1 = Lady Gwendoline
Augusta Victoria = Normannia, Kuban
Batavia (1899-1924) = Polonia,
Bavaria 3 (1905-1934) = Calixto Garcia,
Bavaria (1921-1958) = Sontay,
Belgravia (1899-1945) = Riga
Bethania (1898-1944) = Parisian,
Bitterfeld (1930-1943) = Mariso
Blücher (1901-1929) = Leopoldina,
Bosnia (1898-1924) = Frangestan
Brasilia (1897-1920) = Norseman
Bulgaria (1898-1924) = Canada,
Caribia (1933-1983) = Ilitch
Cincinatti (1908-1918) = Covington
Cleveland (1909-1923) = King Alexander
Columbia (1889-1907) = Rapido, Terek
Corcovado (1907-1954) = Sueh
Cordillera (1933-1979) = Russ
Dania 1 (1889-1927) = Montserrat
Dania (1904-1924) = Tsad
Dortmund (1926-1971) = Lugela
Emil Kirdorf (1922-1963) = Ardeal
Prince Bismarck (1891-1924) = Venetia, Don, Moscow
Fuerst Bismarck (1905-1935) = Friedrichsruf
General Miter (1920-1950) = Arthur
Habsburg (1906-1933) = Teutonia 4
Hamburg I (1899-1928) = President Fillmore
Heluan (1908-1931) = City of Lucknow
Hesse (1922-1946) = Fechenheim
Holsatia V (1909-1928) = Frisia
Empress Auguste Victoria (1905-1931) = Empress of Scotland
Imperator (1913-1938) = SS Imperator
Kiatschou (1900-1933) = Princess Alice
King Friedrich August (1906-1931) = Montreal
King William 2 (1907-1947) = Madawaska, US Grant
Crown Princess Cecilie (1905-1926) = Princess
Leuna (1927-1970) = Kozma Minin, Pulaski
Los Angeles (1928-1956) = Roda
Magdalena (1928-1980) = Rio Magdalena
Moltke (1901-1925) = Pesaro
Niederwald 2 (1921-1942) = Asuncion
Normannia (1890-1906) = Patriota, L`Aquitaine
Oakland (1929-1968) = Sperrbrecher IV,
Oceana (1890-1927) = Scot, Alfonso XIII, Vadco Nunez de Balboa
Orinoco (1927-1963) = Puebla, Juan de Garay
Palatia 1 (1894-1925) = Nikolaiev, Norodovoletz
Patria 3 (1938-1985) = Empire Welland
Pennsylvania (1896-1924) = Nansemond
Phenicia (1894-1937) = Kronstadt, Fleiss, Vulcain
Polynesia (1904-1938) = Colonia, Hohenstein, Tel Aviv
President Grant (1903-1951) = President Buchanan
President Lincoln (1903-1918) = Servian
Prince Adalbert (1902-1917) = Princetown, Alesia
Prince Joachim (1903-1933) = Mocassin, Porto Rico
Princess Victoria Luise (1901-1906)
Rhineland 3 (1927-1941) = Behala
Rhenania 3 (1904-1916) = Feltre
Saarland (1923-1943) = Teiyo Maru
Saxony II (1922-1949) = La Plata
Sachsenwald 2 (1910-1932) = Earl of Forfar,
San Francisco (1927-1943) = Rhakotis
Sauerland 2 (1928-1944) = Sperrbrecher VII,
Sibiria (1894-1916) = Hertha
Silvia (1901-1938) = Rivera
Steigerwald (1921-1943) = Santa Fé,
Thessalia (1904-1933) = Galicia
Thuringia (1923-1949) = General San Martin
Toledo (1914-1933) = Kigoma
Vaterland (1911-1938) = SS Leviathan
Vancouver (1930-1959) = Curacao
Venetia (1891-1917) = Bellagio
Vogtland (1924-1943) = Berakit
Westphalia III (1923-1946) = General Artigas
Württemberg (1921-1947) = Jan Wellem
Ypiranga (1908-1950) = Assyria

The company built a large ocean liner terminal at Cuxhaven, Germany, in 1900. Connected directly to Hamburg by a dedicated railway line and station, the HAPAG Terminal at Cuxhaven served as the major departure point for German and European immigrants to North America until 1969 when ocean liner travel ceased. Today it serves as a museum and cruise ship terminal.
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Ocean liners: S.S. Normannia
Hamburg American Str. Agusta [sic] Victoria
Ocean liners: S.S. Suevia
Ocean liners: S.S. St. Louis
[Going on board the St. Louis to welcome Li Hung Chang]
[N.Y. (City) Harbor: SS MAJESTIC - full, broadside view]

[N.Y. (City) Harbor: SS MAJESTIC - full, broadside view]

Photo copyrighted by A. Loeffler. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: NY NYC Statues; New York NYC Waterfront; Ships; Shelf.

[N.Y. (City) Harbor: SS ST. LOUIS - full, broadside view]

[N.Y. (City) Harbor: SS ST. LOUIS - full, broadside view]

Photo copyrighted by A. Loeffler. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: NY NYC Statues; New York NYC Waterfront; Ships; Shelf.

[Steamship "Normannia", Algiers, Algeria]. Photochrom print, 1880-1890.

[Steamship "Normannia", Algiers, Algeria]. Photochrom print, 1880-1890...

Title from the Detroit Photographic Co., catalogue F scenic, architectural, and marine views, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Photographic Company, c1899. Print no. "6221". Forms part of: Views of people and sites in ... More

Ocean liners: LEVIATHAN
Ocean liners: LEVIATHAN
HAMBURG
Ocean liners: BERENGARIA
Ocean liners: IMPERATOR

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Ocean liners: LEVIATHAN
Ocean liners: [S.S. Deutschland]
Ocean liners: LEVIATHAN
Ocean liners: LEVIATHAN
BERENGARIA
[S.S. Deutschland, doorway with painting of Hamburg harbor]
Ocean liners: On LEVIATHAN
[Interior of S.S. Prinzessin Victoria Luise, a stateroom]
Ocean liners: LEVIATHAN
Ocean liners: Leviathan
Ocean liners: Auguste [sic] Victoria
Ocean liners: LEVIATHAN
Ocean liners: [S.S. Deutschland]
[S.S. Deutschland, portrait of the emperor]
[Hamburg-American S.S. Co., S.S. Deutschland leaving New York harbor]
Ocean liners: LEVIATHAN
Pilot leaving Str. Deutschland
Ocean liners: [S.S. Deutschland, library]
[S.S. Deutschland, dining saloon]
MAJESTIC
Dining room of the S.S. Kaiserin Aug. Victoria
Ocean liners: S.S. DEUTSCHLAND

Ocean liners: S.S. DEUTSCHLAND

Full starboard view. Photo copyrighted by A. Loeffler, Tompkinsville, N.Y. No. 627. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Ships D-; Shelf.

Ocean liners: [S.S. Deutschland, staircase]
Ocean liners: Str. Deutschland
Ocean liners: Waiting for "Leviathan"
Ocean liners: [S.S. Deutschland, buffet]
[S.S. Prinzessin Victoria Luise, dining room]
[S.S. Prinzessin Victoria Luise, smoking room]
Prinzessin Victoria Louise [sic]
S.S. Deutschland, Hamburg American Line
[S.S. Prinzessin Victoria Luise, main cabin]
[S.S. Prinzessin Victoria Luise, gym]
S.S. Majestic, outward bound, clearing the dock
S.S. Majestic, outward bound, a last farewell
S.S. Majestic, outward bound farewells
Hamburg-American Line piers, Hoboken, N.J.
S.S. Deutschland, Hamburg America line pier, Hoboken, N.J.
Theo. Roosevelt on "Imperator"

Theo. Roosevelt on "Imperator"

Title from item. "3124-8" on image.

Model of the steamship Leviathan
Ocean liners: IMPERATOR

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Ocean liners: Vaterland looking aft
VICTORIA LUISE
Ocean liners: S.S. VADERLAND
Fire bell on VATERLAND
Hamburg-American line, S.S. Imperator
Section of Turbine for VATERLAND
VICTORIA LUISE
Ocean liners: VATERLAND [ship]
Ocean liners: VATERLAND
Gallery of Roman Bath on "IMPERATOR"

Gallery of Roman Bath on "IMPERATOR"

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Ocean liners: VATERLAND funnels
Life boat device on "IMPERATOR"

Life boat device on "IMPERATOR"

Photo shows a model of the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Ocean liners: VATERLAND
HAVANA

HAVANA

Photo shows the S.S. Havana, a passenger steamship for the Ward Line. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2010)

Inner Skin of VATERLAND
Ocean liners: IMPERATOR - figurehead

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR - figurehead

Photo shows the figurehead of the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line. The figurehead was damaged in 1914 and replaced with grillwork. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Vaterland Departs, 5/26/14
IMPERATOR
Ocean liners: VATERLAND
Ocean liners: IMPERATOR

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator being built, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

[Albert Ballin, 1857-1918, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing left]

[Albert Ballin, 1857-1918, three-quarter length portrait, standing, fa...

Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old caption card data and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Ocean liners: VATERLAND funnels
Capt. Kreibaum S.S. KROONLAND

Capt. Kreibaum S.S. KROONLAND

Photo shows Captain Kreibaum (Kreibohm) of the S.S. Kroonland which was one of ten ships that came to the aid of the burning liner Volturno in the mid-Atlantic in October 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2010)

Ocean liners: VATERLAND looking forward
IMPERATOR - Fire-fighter in shrouds

IMPERATOR - Fire-fighter in shrouds

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Ocean liners: Jay Gould

Ocean liners: Jay Gould

Photo shows Jay Gould II (1888-1935) on the German liner S.S. Kronprinzessin Cecilie. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Ocean liners: Jay Gould

Ocean liners: Jay Gould

Photo shows Jay Gould II (1888-1935) on the German Liner S.S. Kronprinzessin Cecilie. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

Rudder and screws of S.S. IMPERATOR

Rudder and screws of S.S. IMPERATOR

Photo shows shipbuilders on scaffolding at construction site of the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line, Hamburg, Germany. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009) George Grantham Bain Coll... More

Capt. Rostron & under officers of CARPATHIA [ship]

Capt. Rostron & under officers of CARPATHIA [ship]

Photo shows Captain Arthur Henry Rostron next to the silver loving cup presented to him in May 1912 by survivors of the Titanic in recognition of his heroism in their rescue. James Gordon Partridge Bisset (1883... More

Kaiser leaving stand after christening of "IMPERATOR"

Kaiser leaving stand after christening of "IMPERATOR"

Photo shows the Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany christening the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line, May 23, 1912. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)

IMPERATOR's arrival, 6/19/13

IMPERATOR's arrival, 6/19/13

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line in New York City. The Imperator arrived in New York City on June 19, 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and New York Times, Ju... More

S.S. IMPERATOR outward bound

S.S. IMPERATOR outward bound

Statue of Liberty in backgrd. Battery Park in foregrd., New York City. Photoprint copyrighted by A. Loeffler, Tompkinsville, N.Y. No. 12. No copyright renewal. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR docking

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR docking

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line in New York City. The Imperator arrived in New York City on June 19, 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and New York Times, Ju... More

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR's departure

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR's departure

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line probably in New York City. The Imperator arrived in New York City on June 19, 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and New York ... More

Ocean liners: On the IMPERATOR

Ocean liners: On the IMPERATOR

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line in New York City. The Imperator arrived in New York City on June 19, 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and New York Times, Ju... More

Ocean liners: Watching departure - IMPERATOR

Ocean liners: Watching departure - IMPERATOR

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line probably in New York City. The Imperator arrived in New York City on June 19, 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and New York ... More

Ocean liners: VATERLAND

Ocean liners: VATERLAND

Photo shows a photograph of an illustration of the transatlantic ocean liner "Vaterland" which was built for Germany's Hamburg American Line. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)

Ocean liners: Figurehead of IMPERATOR

Ocean liners: Figurehead of IMPERATOR

Photo shows the figurehead of a model of the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009, 2013)

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR - Immigrants & luggage

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR - Immigrants & luggage

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line in New York City. The Imperator arrived in New York City on June 19, 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and New York Times, Ju... More

G.L. Maggio boarding tug for "IMPERATOR"

G.L. Maggio boarding tug for "IMPERATOR"

Photo probably related to the New York City visit of the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line. The Imperator arrived in New York City on June 19, 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 20... More

[S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner in the Hamburg America Line, launched 1912]
Forward deck of IMPERATOR - Passengers & luggage

Forward deck of IMPERATOR - Passengers & luggage

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line in New York City. The Imperator arrived in New York City on June 19, 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and New York Times, Ju... More

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR docking

Ocean liners: IMPERATOR docking

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line probably in New York City. The Imperator arrived in New York City on June 19, 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and New York ... More

IMPERATOR - Fire-hatchway thro' which flames were fought

IMPERATOR - Fire-hatchway thro' which flames were fought

Photo shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner in the Hamburg America Line, after a fire in a storeoom which occured while ship was docked at Hoboken, New Jersey. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and New Y... More

Departure of the IMPERATOR, June 25, 1913

Departure of the IMPERATOR, June 25, 1913

New York City. Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old caption card data and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Caption card tracings: NY NYC Waterfront...; Ships;... More

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