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Hamburg America Line Ships

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.
Vaterland Departs, 5/26/14
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