Hamburg-American Line
(Hamburg-Amerika Linie - HAPAG - Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt AG)

Germany

Hamburg-American Line and North German Lloyd merged to form Hapag-Lloyd in 1970.

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Sailings February 1903-January 1904 (issued March 10, 1903)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Deutschland
Auguste Victoria
Fürst Bismarck
Moltke
Bluecher
New York, Plymouth, Cherbourg, Hamburg.
Westbound voyages called at Southampton (after Hamburg) instead of Plymouth.
Patricia
Pennsylvania
Pretoria
Graf Waldersee
New York, Plymouth, Cherbourg, Hamburg.
Westbound voyages called at Boulogne instead of Cherbourg.
Belgravia
Batavia
Bulgaria
Palatia
Phoenicia
New York, Hamburg.
Westbound voyages called at Boulogne.

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Atlas Service
Sailings September 1912-January 1913 (issued September 5, 1912)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Hamburg-American Line:
Prinz Joachim New York, Fortune Island, Santiago, Kingston, Colon, Port Limon
Prinz August Wilhelm New York, Fortune Island, Santiago, Kingston, Colon, Bocas del Toro, Port Limon.
Return voyages omitted Bocas del Toro.
Prinz Sigismund
Prinz Eitel Friedrich
New York, Fortune Island, Montego Bay, Kingston, Colon, Port Limon.
Return voyages omitted Montego Bay.
Albingia
Allemannia
New York, Inagua, cape Hayti, Port de Paix, Gonaives, Port-au-Prince, Jeremie, Aux Cayes, Cartagena.
Return voyages: Cartagena, Puerto Colombia, Santa Marta, Jeremie, Port-au-Prince, Inagua, New York
Altai
Westerwald
New York, Inagua, St. Marc, Port-au-Prince, Petit Goave, Miragoane, Jacmel, Cartagena.
Return voyages: Cartagena, Puerto Colombia, Santa Marta, Jeremie, Port-au-Prince, Inagua, New York.
Präsident Intercolonial service:
St. Thomas, San Juan, San Pedro de Macoris, Santo Domingo, Azua de Campostela, Jacmel, Aux cayes, Kingston, Port-au-Prince, Jeremie, Aux Cayes, Jacmel, Santo Domingo, San Pedro de Macoris, San Juan, Mayaguez, Ponce, St. Thomas
Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores - CSAV:
Huasco
Aysen
Limari
Panama, Payta, Eten, Pacasmayo, Salaverry, Callao, Mollendo, Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Coquimbo, Valparaiso.

(One sailing each only; no return voyages listed.)

Pacific Steam Navigation Co.:
Quilpue
Guatemala
Mexico
South American coastal service:
Panama, Payta, Eten, Pacasmayo, Salaverry, Callao.

(One sailing each only; no return voyages listed.)

Orissa
Ortega
Oropesa
Callao, Mollendo, Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Coquimbo, Valparaiso, Lota.
(Continued via South American east coast to Liverpool, though not mentioned.)

(One sailing each only; no return voyages listed.)

Peruvian Steamship Co. (Compañía Peruana de Vapores):
Urubamba
Pachitea
Ucayali
Panama, Labitos (Ucayali only), Payta, Eten, Pacasmayo, Salaverry, Callao, Tambo de Mora, Pisco, Lomas, Mollendo.

(One sailing each only; no return voyages listed.)

Urubamba
Huallaga
Mantaro
Panama, Guayaquil, Payta, Eten, Pacasmayo, Salaverry, Chimbote, Samanco, Casma, Huarmey, Supe, Huacho, Callao, Cerro Azul, Pisco, Mollendo, Ilo.

(One sailing each only; no return voyages listed.)

Pacific Mail Steamship Co.:
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(No ships mentioned in the brochure)

Balboa, Puntarenas, Corinto, Amapala, La Union, La Libertad, Acajutla, San José de Guatemala, Ocos, Salina Cruz, Acapulco, San Blas, San Francisco.

(No return voyages listed.)

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(No ships mentioned in the brochure)

Balboa, Puntarenas, San Juan del Sur, Corinto, Amapala, La Libertad, Acajutla, San José de Guatemala, Champerico, Salina Cruz, Acapulco, San Blas, Mazatlan, San Francisco.

(No return voyages listed.)

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(No ships mentioned in the brochure)

Balboa, San Juan del Sur, Corinto, La Union, La Libertad, Acajutla, San José de Guatemala, Champerico, Ocos, Salina Cruz, Acapulco, Manzanillo, San Blas, San Francisco.

(No return voyages listed.)

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Sailings April-October 1914 (issued May 7, 1914)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Imperator
Vaterland
Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria
Amerika
(one roundtrip voyage in May only)
Hamburg, Southampton, Cherbourg, New York
President Lincoln
President Grant
Hamburg, Boulogne, Southampton, New York.
Return voyages: New York, Plymouth, Cherbourg, Hamburg.
Pennsylvania
Batavia
Pretoria
Graf Waldersee
(one roundtrip voyage in May/June only)
Hamburg, New York
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Hamburg, Boulogne, Southampton, Boston.
Return voyages: Boston, Plymouth, Boulogne, Hamburg.
Amerika (from June) Hamburg, Southampton, Cherbourg, Boston
Prinz Adalbert
Prinz Oskar
Rugia
1) Hamburg, Philadelphia
or
2) Hamburg, Emden, Philadelphia
Graf Waldersee (from July) Hamburg, Philadelphia
Armenia (one roundtrip voyage in May/June only) Hamburg, Halifax, Baltimore.
Return voyage: Baltimore, Hamburg.
Bosnia
Bulgaria

(one roundtrip voyage each in June/July)

Hamburg, Baltimore
Barcelona (one voyage - no return - in May only) Hamburg, Baltimore
Pallanza
Frankfurt
(North German Lloyd) (one voyage in Apr/May only)
Hannover (North German Lloyd)
Samland (Red Star Line)
Gothland (Red Star Line)
Willehad (North German Lloyd)
Wittekind (North German Lloyd)
Hamburg, Quebec

(No return voyages, except one of Pallanza in May/June.)

Moltke
Hamburg
Genoa, Naples, New York.
Return voayges: New York, Gibraltar, Naples, Genoa.

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United American Lines/Hamburg-American Line
Sailings May-December 1924 (issued May 16, 1924)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
United American Lines:
Resolute
Reliance
New York, Cherbourg, Southampton, Hamburg
Cleveland New York, Cherbourg, Southampton, Hamburg.
Called also at Halifax on return voyages.
Mount Clay New York, Hamburg.
Called also at Southampton and Halifax on return voyages.
Hamburg-American Line:
Albert Ballin
Deutschland
Hamburg, Southampton, New York
Thuringia
Westphalia
Hamburg, New York
Hansa Hamburg, Halifax, New York.
Halifax omitted on return voyages.

Sailings September 1926-September 1927 (issued September 1926)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Resolute
Reliance
Hamburg, Southampton, Cherbourg
Albert Ballin
Hamburg
New York
Deutschland
Cleveland
(Two voyages in 1926 only)
Hamburg, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Southampton, New York.
Return voyages: New York, Cherbourg, Southampton.
Cleveland Hamburg, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Cobh, Boston, New York.
Return voyages: New York, Boston, Cobh, Cherbourg, Hamburg.
Thuringia
Westphalia
Hamburg, Cobh, Boston, New York

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Hamburg-American Line/Kosmos/Roland-Linie
Sailings September 1930-January 1931 (issued October 1930)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Hamburg-American Line:
Kellerwald
Spreewald
Carl Legien
Ruhr
Amasis
Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp, Cristobal, Buenaventura, Guayaquil (except Amasis), Paita (except Amasis), Pimentel (except Amasis), Pacasmayo (Kellerwald and Carl Legien only), Salaverry (except Kellerwald and Amasis), Callao, Pisco (Kellerwald and Spreewald only), Mollendo, Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Valparaiso.
(No return sailings listed.)
Itauri Hamburg, Magallanes, Corral, Talcahuano, Valparaiso, Antofagasta.
(No return sailings listed.)s.
Albingia Hamburg, Antwerp, Cristobal, Puntarenas, Corinto, Amapala, La Union, La Libertad, Acajutla, San José de Guatemala, Champerico.
(No return sailings listed.)
Kosmos:
Emil Kirdorf
Ammon
Rhodopis
Adolf von Baeyer
Nitokris
Hamburg, Bremen, Rotterdam (Emil Kirdorf and Adolf von Baeyer only), Antwerp, Cristobal, Buenaventura, Guayaquil (Emil Kirdorf and Adolf von Baeyer only), Paita (Emil Kirdorf and Adolf von Baeyer only), Pimentel (Emil Kirdorf and Adolf von Baeyer only), Pacasmayo (Adolf von Baeyer only), Salaverry (Emil Kirdorf only), Callao, Mollendo, Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Valparaiso.
(No return sailings listed.)
Rhein
Karnak
Odenwald
Sachsen
Hamburg, Magallanes, Puerto Montt (except Sachsen), Corral, Talcahuano, Valparaiso, Antofagasta.
(No return sailings listed.)
Artemisia Hamburg, Antwerp, Cristobal, Puntarenas, Corinto, Amapala, La Union, La Libertad, Acajutla, San José de Guatemala, Champerico.
(No return sailings listed.)
Roland-Linie:
Ludwigshafen
Königsberg
Ansgir
Murla
Wiegand
Wido
Aachen
Bremen, Rotterdam (Ansgir and Wido only), Antwerp, Cristobal, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Paita, Pimentel (except Ludwigshafen, Murla and Aachen), Pacasmayo (Königsberg, Murla and Aachen only), Salaverry (Ludwigshafen, Ansgir and Wiegand only), Callao, Pisco (Königsberg, Wiegand and Wido only), Mollendo, Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Valparaiso.
(No return sailings listed.)
Rapot Hamburg, Magallanes, Corral, Talcahuano, Valparaiso, Antofagasta.
(No return sailings listed.)
Erfurt Hamburg, Antwerp, Cristobal, Puntarenas, Corinto, Amapala, La Union, La Libertad, Acajutla, San José de Guatemala, Champerico.
(No return sailings listed.)

Sailings May-December 1932 (issued May 1932) for:
New York, Deutschland, Albert Ballin, Hamburg, Resolute, Reliance, St. Louis, Milwaukee

Ports of call:
New York, Boston, Halifax, Cobh, Galway, Cherbourg, Southampton, Boulogne, Hamburg

Sailings April-September 1933 (issued June 1933) for:
Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Tacoma, San Francisco, Oakland

Ports of call:
Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp, Curaçao, Cristobal, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland
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Sailings May 1933-January 1934 (issued May 10, 1933) for:
New York, Deutschland, Albert Ballin, Hamburg, Resolute, Reliance, St. Louis, Milwaukee

Ports of call:
New York, Boston, Halifax, Cobh, Galway, Cherbourg, Southampton, Boulogne, Hamburg
Click to view photos of the St. Louis in New York, February 1934

Hamburg-American Line/North German Lloyd
Sailings August 1935-January 1936 (issued August 1935) for:
New York, Deutschland, Albert Ballin, Hamburg, Reliance, St. Louis (Hapag);
Bremen, Europa, Columbus, Berlin, Stuttgart (Lloyd)

Ports of call:
New York, Cobh, Galway, Plymouth, Cherbourg, Southampton, Boulogne, Bremen, Hamburg

Hamburg-American Line/North German Lloyd
Sailings February-November 1939 (issued February 20, 1939) for:
Deutschland, Hansa, Hamburg, St. Louis, Patria (Hapag);
Bremen, Europa, Columbus, Berlin (Lloyd)

Ports of call:
New York, Galway, Cobh, Cherbourg, Southampton, Bremen, Hamburg

Promotional & general information brochure/fares list (no sailings listed); (issued January 1957)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Odenwald
Spreewald
Heidelberg
Tübingen
Göttingen
Erlangen
Braunschweig
"and sisterships"
(Köln is on the cover of the brochure, though not mentioned)
Hamburg, New York.
Return voyages: New York, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Hamburg
"The freighters of the Hamburg-American Line operate in a joint service with those of the North German Lloyd. Each week a ship sails from New York to Bremen or Hamburg, via Antwerp and Rotterdam; westbound there is similar weekly service from Hamburg or Bremen direct to New York".
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Hamburg-American Line/North German Lloyd
Sailings July 1961-January 1963 (issued June 1961)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Hamburg-American Line:
Hamburg
Hannover
Typical voyage:
Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Southampton, Genoa, Port Said, Penang, Singapore, Miri, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Penang, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Marseilles, Southampton, Antwerp, Rotterdam (or the two latter in reverse order), Hamburg.
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Frankfurt Typical voyage:
Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Southampton, Genoa, Port Said, Singapore, Miri, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Penang, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Southampton, Hamburg.
Cargo vessels with accommodation for 12 passengers or less:
München
Dresden
Typical voyage:
Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Port Said, Djibouti, Aden, Penang, Port Swettenham, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Marseilles, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Hamburg.
Leverkusen Typical voyage:
Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Port Said, Djibouti, Aden, Penang, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Penang, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Hamburg.
North German Lloyd:
Bayernstein
Schwabenstein
Typical voyage:
Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Southampton, Genoa, Port Said, Djibouti, Aden, Penang, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Penang, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Marseilles, Southampton, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremen.
Hessenstein Typical voyage:
Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Southampton, Genoa, Port Said, Djibouti, Aden, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Penang, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Southampton, Bremen.
Cargo vessels with accommodation for 12 passengers or less:
Rothenstein
Reifenstein
(one voyage only)
Nabob (one voyage only)
Unnamed vessel(s) (several voayges)
Typical voyage:
Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Port Said, Djibouti, Aden, Penang, Port Swettenham, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Marseilles, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremen.
Travestein
Neckarstein
(one voyage only)
Typical voyage:
Bremen, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Port Said, Djibouti, Aden, Penang, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama.
Return: Yokohama, Kobe, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Penang, Aden, Djibouti, Port Said, Genoa, Bremen.

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the KdF-ship managed by Hamburg-American Line.

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