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The Fleets

Hamburg-American Packet Company / Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfarhrt Aktien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG) / Hamburg-American Line / Hamburg-Amerika Linie

Formed in 1847, the Packet Company sailed from Hamburg to New York via Southampton. In the early years sailing time was about 40 days, Hamburg to New York. In 1875 the company took over the Adler Line, and in 1886, amalgamated with the Carr-Union Line. They assumed control of the passenger management of Hamburg-South America Line, German East Africa Line and Hansa Line's Canadian service in 1888. The five vessels of the Eagle Line were purchased when that company collapsed and, about 1890, they took over the Hansa Line. In 1930 Hapag Lloyd Union was formed with North German Lloyd, and in 1972, the company combined with North German Lloyd to become Hapag-Lloyd AG.

By 1872 the company was making weekly passages to New York and had extended their service to include Baltimore, the West Indies, Mexico, South American, China, Japan and Australia. Service was extended about 1873 to include routes from Hamburg, Antwerp and Montreal in the summer and Hamburg, Antwerp and Boston in the winter.

To avoid competition in the Mediterranean the Hamburg-American and the North German Lloyd Line agreed to run a joint service in that area. They sailed from Algiers, Naples and Genoa to New York.

Many thanks to Ted Finch for his assistance in collecting this data. The following list was extracted from various sources. This is not an all inclusive list but should only be used as a guide. If you would like to know more about a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (onsite) or Immigrant Ship web site.

Routes:

  • North Atlantic
    • 1847-1939, 1970-1980 Hamburg - New York
    • 1847-1869 Hamburg - Southampton - New York
    • 1856-1939 Hamburg - Quebec - Montreal
    • 1869-1889 Hamburg - Havre - New York - Plymouth - Cherbourg - Hamburg
    • 1869-1932 Hamburg and Cuxhaven - Boston
    • 1889-1939 Hamburg - Baltimore
    • 1889-1939 Hamburg - Southampton (Cherbourg 1895) - New York
    • 1897-1905 Genoa - Naples - New York
    • 1898-1939 Hamburg - Philadelphia
    • 1902-1906 Hamburg - Boulogne - Dover - New York
    • 1902-1939 Passenger sailings from Cuxhaven in place of Hamburg.
  • Mid Atlantic
    • 1867-1980 Hamburg - New Orleans
    • 1870-1939 Hamburg - (Grimsby 1871) - West Indies plus intercolonial service in Caribbean.
    • 1899-1980 Hamburg - Brazil - Amazon ports.
    • 1900-1980 Hamburg - Mexico
    • 1901-1914 West Indies - New York
  • South America
    • 1870-1980 Hamburg - Antwerp - Salvador - Rio de Janeiro - Santos - Buenos Aires - Punta Arenas - Chacabuco - Castro - Puerto Monti - Valparaiso - Antofagasta - Arica - Callao - Guayaquil - Buenaventura.
    • 1870-1934 Passenger service on above route.
    • 1896- ? New York - Brazil
    • 1897-1905 Genoa - Naples - Brazil - Uruguay - Argentina
    • 1922-1980 Hamburg - Bremen - Amsterdam - Antwerp - Panama Canal - Buenaventura - Guayaquil - Callao - Arica - Antofagasta - Valparaiso
    • 1922-1939 Passenger service on above route.
  • Far East and Australia
    • 1898-1903 Hamburg - Far East passenger service
    • 1898-1934 Hamburg - South Africa - Far East
    • 1898-1980 Hamburg - Far East cargo service.
    • 1898-1980 Hamburg - Suez or Cape Town - Australia Pacific Coast of North America
    • 1903-1914 Hamburg - Straits of Magellan - South American ports - US Pacific ports - Vancouver.
    • 1922-1980 Hamburg - Panama Canal - US Pacific ports - Vancouver
  • Miscellaneous
    • 1866-1935 Hamburg - Heligoland - Isle of Sylt
    • 1866-1946 Hamburg - Baltic feeder service and Travemunde - Baltic ferry service.
    • 1886-1887, 1893-1914 (Scandia Line) Stettin - Gothenburg - New York
    • 1891-1914 Winter Mediterranean cruises.
    • 1893-1914 New York - Gibraltar - Palermo - Naples - Genoa or Trieste
    • 18??-1934 Hamburg - Antwerp - Lisbon - Mediterranean ports - Istanbul.

Between 1914-1921 and 1939-1946 most services ceased to operate.

Funnel:
1854-1889 Black
1889-1927 Black on cargo ships operating to Africa, Australia, Mediterranean and Baltic.
1889-1927 Buff on passenger ships and cargo ships operating to the Caribbean and China.
1927-1939 Yellow with black top on Baltic route ships.
1927-         Yellow with black, white and red rings.
  1854-1889
(1889-1927)
1889-1927 1927-1939 1927-       

Abbreviations:
DLL = Deutsche Levant Line
HAPAG = Hamburg America Line.

Fleet:

       
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Abessinia (1) 1900 1914 interned Chile, 1921 wrecked. 5,753
Abessinia (2) 1920 1933 Mediterranean service, 1933 sold to Italy, renamed Surgens. 1,566
Acilia 1900 1913 wrecked off Tierra del Fuego, Chile. 5,693
Adalia 1921 1923 transferred to DLL, 1940 sunk in collision off Holland. 3,214
Adana 1920 tug at Hamburg, 1930 sold. 341
Adirondack 1888 1901 taken over with Atlas SS Co, Liverpool fleet, NY-Caribbean route, 1905 sold to Haiti, renamed Le Croyant. 2,167
Adler 1904 ex- yard no.392 no name, purchased from Kiel operators, 1912 purchased, named Adler, 1935 sold to L. Koster, Altona, renamed Seeadler. 563
Admiral Karpfanger 1908 four masted barque, ex- L'Avenir, 1937 purchased from Erichsen, Mariehamn, Officer cadet training vessel, 1938 disappeared off Cape Horn; loss of 60 lives. 2,853
Admiral Von Tirpitz 1905 1917 seized by USA, renamed Governor Forbes, then Caldas. 2,007
Adolf Von Baeyer 1923 1926 purchased from Stinnes Line, Hamburg, Valparaiso service, 1933 sold to Romania, renamed Peles. 5,708
Adria 1896 1905 sold to Russia, renamed Narva, 1906 renamed Khazan. 5,472
Adriana 1906 ex- Celia, 1928 purchased from A.Kirsten, Hamburg renamed Adriana, 1934 resold to Kirsten. 999
Albano 1886 ex- Iran, 1906 purchased from E.Bates & Co renamed Albano, 1911 sold to Messageries Maritimes, France, renamed Breton. 3,758
Albert Ballin 1923 USA service, 1933 rebuilt to 21,131 tons, 1935 renamed Hansa (3), 1941 transferred to Deutsche Amerika Line, Bremen, 1945 sunk by mine. 20,815
Albert Vogler 1923 1926 purchased from Stinnes Line, Hamburg, Valparaiso service, 1933 sold to Romania, renamed Suceava. 5,708
Albingia (1) 1880 1894 collier, 1894 sold to Japan, renamed Toto Maru. 1,848
Albingia (2) 1893 ex- Orcana, 1905 purchased from Pacific S.N. Co renamed Albingia, 1906 sold to Russian American Line renamed Grodno, 1907 reverted to HAPAG renamed Albingia, 1917 seized by USA, renamed Argonaut. 4,634
Albingia (3) 1911 ex- Otto Hugo Stinnes 9, 1926 purchased from Hugo Stinnes, Hamburg renamed Albingia, 1932 scrapped. 4,386
Alemania Express 1978 1980 still in service. 27,939
Alemannia (1)   see Alesia (2)  
Alemannia (2) 1965 1972 became Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 8,094
Alene 1880 1901 taken over with Atlas SS Co., Liverpool fleet, 1907 sold to United Fruit Co, renamed Orleanian. 2,293
Aleppo 1920 managed by DLL, 1923 sank after collision near Antwerp. 976
Alesia (1) 1897 ex- Bangalore, 1897 purchased from Hamburg Kalcutta Line renamed Alesia, 1914 taken over by Secretary of State for India. 5,167
Alesia (2) 1921 1925 renamed Alemannia (1), 1941 seized by Holland (KNSM), renamed Saint Maarten. 1,383
Alexandria (1) 1900 1914 taken over by Chile, renamed Sacramento. 5,692
Alexandria (2) 1920 1933 Mediterranean service, 1933 sold to Soc. Maritime Bulgare, renamed Serdica. 1,576
Alleghany 1901 1901 - 1919 taken over with Atlas SS Co., Liverpool fleet, 1919 sunk in collision off Cape Henry. 2,494
Allemania (1) 1865 1880 sold Hunter & Co, renamed Oxenholme 2,665
Allemania (2) 1880 1908 collier, 1908 sold to Japan, renamed Mikado Maru. 1,846
Allemannia 1892 ex- Orellana, 1905 purchased from Pacific S.N. Co renamed Allemannia, 1906 sold to Russia, renamed Kowno, 1907 reverted to HAPAG renamed Allemannia, 1917 seized by USA, renamed Owasco. 4,630
Almeria 1903 ex- Sikh, 1911 purchased from Mogul SS Co, Bombay renamed Almeria, 1919 transferred to Hajee Nemajee, Bombay, renamed Hajee Nemajee.
4,605
Alps 1865 1901 taken over with Atlas SS Co, Liverpool fleet, 1901 sold. 1,725
Alsatia 1873 inter colonial service, 1874 wrecked. 1,160
Alster Express 1969 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1973 rebuilt to 17,834 tons, 1980 still in service. 14,071
Alsterdamm 1922 ex- Prima, 1928 purchased from Flensburger renamed Alsterdamm, 1929 sank in the Baltic Sea. 865
Altai 1897 1901 taken over with Atlas SS Co, Liverpool fleet, 1913 sold to Italy, renamed Porto Di Rodi. 2,480
Altenburg 1890 ex- Gulf of Genoa, 1903 purchased from Gulf Line,Greenock renamed Altenburg, 1909 destroyed by fire at Havana. 3,370
Altmark (1) 1911 1919 ceded to Norway then sold to France. 4,427
Altmark (2) 1920 1933 scrapped. 5,096
Altona 1921 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet,1940 torpedoed by destroyers at Narvik. 5,891
Amasis 1923 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1940 torpedoed and sunk off Norway. 7,129
Amassia 1921 Mediterranean service, 1936 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, renamed Maceio. 3,252
Ambria (1) 1897 ex- Bhandara, 1897 purchased from Hamburg Kalcutta Line, 1915 seized by Italy, renamed Piero Maroncelli. 5,148
Ambria (2) 1921 1934 sold Kohlen, Konigsberg, renamed Gumbinnen. 1,381
America Express 1977 1980 still in service. 27,939
Amerika 1905 New York service, 1917 seized by USA, renamed America. 22,622
Ammon 1923 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1945 sunk by air attack at Hamburg. 7,134
Amrun 1945 ex- M.608, 1948 taken over from German Navy, 1949 sold to Ivers & Arlt, Hamburg, renamed Harald Ivers. 697
Anchoria 1875 1906 purchased from Anchor Line, depot and accommodation ship, 1920 scrapped. 4,224
Andalusia (1) 1896 1917 seized by US Government. 5,471
Andalusia (2) 1921 1925 transferred to Deutsche Ost Afrika Line, renamed Rufidji, 1940 taken over by Portugal. 1,384
Andes 1865 1901 taken over with Atlas SS Co, Liverpool fleet, 1902 sold, renamed Gortz. 1,869
Andros 1910 ex- Catania, 1926 purchased from R. Sloman, Hamburg renamed Andros, 1935 transferred to Deutsche Levant management, 1945 wrecked by air attack. 2,995
Antilla 1939 Caribbean service, 1940 scuttled at Aruba. 4,364
Antiochia 1921 1923 transferred to Deutsche Levant Line, 1939 scuttled to avoid capture off Iceland. 3,106
Antonina 1898 1904 purchased from Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, 1914 interned at Tampico, 1921 ceded to Britain. 4,004
Anubis   see Spreewald.  
Arabia (1) 1896 1899 sold to R. Sloman, Hamburg renamed Barcelona, 1907 reacquired by Hamburg America Line as Barcelona, 1915 seized by Italian Government, 1917 renamed Ancona. 5,456
Arabia (2) 1901 ex- Liddesdale, 1920 transferred to Belgium. 4,438
Arabia (3) 1921 1926 went missing between Hamburg and Ireland. 1,384
Aragonia (1) 1897 ex- Burmah, 1897 purchased from Hamburg Kalcutta Line renamed Aragonia, 1919 operated by Belgium, 1920 ceded to French Government. 5,446
Aragonia (2) 1910 ex- Hilde Hugo Stinnes, 1926 purchased from Stinnes Line, Hamburg renamed Aragonia, 1932 scrapped. 4,195
Arauca 1939 Caribbean service, 1941 seized by USA, renamed USS Sting. 4,354
Arcadia (1) 1897 1917 seized by US Government operated by U.S. Shipping Board. 5,454
Arcadia (2) 1922 1934 sold to H. Stinnes, renamed Elbing. 1,383
Ariadne (1) 1889 ex- Lady Gwendoline, 1894 purchased, renamed Ariadne, Elbe passenger tender, 1899 sold to C. Tricot, Cherbourg. 427
Ariadne (2) 1951 ex- Patricia, 1957 purchased from Swedish Lloyd renamed Ariadne, cruising, 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1973 sold to Bahamas, renamed Freeport II. 7,764
Armenia 1896 1917 seized by US Government. 5,471
Arta 1898 ex- Livland, 1919 purchased from Argo, Bremen, 1919 ceded to Britain, repurchased by HAPAG, 1920 renamed Pontos, 1922 sold to Holland, renamed Pontus. 2,438
Artemisia (1) 1901 1919 ceded to Britain. 5,739
Artemisia (2) 1905 ex- Else Hugo Stinnes 1926 purchased from Stinnes Line, Hamburg, renamed Artemisia, 1931 scrapped. 3,606
Ascania 1887 ex- Lisa, 1888 purchased renamed Ascania, 1911 owned by Capt. D. Goertz, Hamburg. 2,069
Assuan   see Odenwald.  
Assyria (1) 1898 1905 sold to Russia, renamed Sveaborg, 1906 renamed Ekaterinoslav. 6,581
Assyria (2) 1889 ex- Isis, 1906 purchased from Deutsche DG Kosmos, Hamburg renamed Assyria, 1914 sold to Japan, renamed Urusayu Maru. 2,530
Asturia 1896 1899 Far East service, 1901 wrecked in Gulf of Aden. 5,290
Athen 1900 1904 taken over with de Freitas fleet, 1904 sold. 2,199
Athesia 1899 1902 sold to Kosmos Deutsche DG, renamed Uarda. 5,751
Athos 1879 1901 taken over with Atlas SS Co, Liverpool fleet, 1904 sold to Jamaica owners. 1,944
Au Revoir 1896 ex- Normannia, 1912 purchased, renamed Au Revoir, passenger tender at Havre, 1914 seized by France. 1,002
Augsburg 1952 1971 sold to Hungary, renamed Tisza. 2,690
Augusta Victoria 1889 1896 rebuilt to 8,479 tons, 1897 renamed Auguste Victoria, 1904 sold to Russian Volunteer Fleet, renamed Kuban. 7,241
Auguste Victoria   see Augusta Victoria. 8,479
Australia 1881 1890 taken over from Carr Line, 1902 wrecked near Antwerp. 2,149
Austria 1857 13 Sept 1858 destroyed by fire at sea; loss of 470 lives. 2,383
Baden (1) 1913 South America service, 1914 sunk at Falkland Islands. 7,676
Baden (2) 1921 1940 scuttled to avoid capture off Santa Cruz. 8,803
Badenia 1902 1919 ceded to Britain, 1922 sold to Hugo Stinnes, renamed Holm, 1926 taken over with Stinnes fleet, 1929 scrapped. 7,442
Bamberg 1895 1905 purchased from North German Lloyd, 1905 renamed Spezia, 1916 captured by Russia renamed Suchan, 1917 recaptured by Germany, reverted to Spezia, 1919 sold to H. Kayser & Sohn, Hamburg renamed Jeanette Kayser 4,145
Barcelona   see Arabia (1)  
Barman 1889 1894 taken over with Hansa Line fleet, 1894 renamed Bolivia, 1919 renamed Schwinge and ceded to Britain as war reparations. 2,646
Batavia 1899 1913 transferred to Unione Austriaca, renamed Polonia. 11,464
Bavaria (1) 1857 ex- Petropolis, 1858 purchased from German Brazilian Line, 1877 sold to Dominion Line. 2,131
Bavaria (2) 1879 collier, 1895 sold to R. Sloman, Hamburg, renamed Syracusa. 1,748
Bavaria (3) 1905 1917 seized by Cuba, renamed Calixto Garcia, then became USS Comfort (US Navy). 3,898
Bavaria (4) 1966 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 8,092
Bayern (1) 1910 Far East service, 1915 seized by Italy, renamed Alexandria. 8,006
Bayern (2) 1921 1936 sold to Messageries Maritimes, France, renamed Sontay. 9,014
Belgia (1) 1899 sold to Atlantic Transport Line before completion renamed Michigan. 9,510
Belgia (2) 1900 1904 sold to Russian Government, renamed Irtysh. 7,507
Belgia (3) 1902 ex- Mandasor, 1912 purchased from Brocklebank Line, Liverpool renamed Belgia, 1914 captured by Britain, renamed Huntrick. 8,132
Belgravia (1) 1899 1905 sold to Russian Navy, renamed Riga. 10,200
Belgravia (2) 1906 1919 ceded to France, renamed Iowa (French Line). 6,648
Bengalia 1898 1905 stranded on coast of Madagascar. 7,661
Bermuda 1899 ex- Saint Andrew, 1911 purchased from Rankin Gilmour & Co, Glasgow renamed Bermuda, 1920 ceded to Britain, renamed Englestan. 7,027
Bethania 1899 1914 captured by HMS Essex, became Leyland Line's Parisian. 7,548
Bismarck 1914 1919 ceded to Britain, 1922 renamed Majestic.(White Star Line) 56,551
Bitterfeld 1930 1940 Far East service, 1940 seized by Holland, renamed Mariso. 7,659
Blankenburg   see Rothenburg.  
Blankenese 1869 ex- Albert Victor, Elbe passenger service to Heligoland, 1912 sold. 398
Blucher 1901 1914 interned in Brazil, 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Leopoldina. 12,334
Blumenthal 1961 1971 sold to Portugal renamed N'Gola. 6,841
Bochum 1922 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet, 1945 ceded to Britain, allocated to USSR, renamed General Chernakhovsky 6,121
Bohemia (1) 1880 ex- Bengore Head (1), 1880 purchased from Ulster SS Co renamed Bohemia, 1898 sold to R. Sloman, Hamburg, renamed Pompeji. 3,410
Bohemia (2) 1902 ex- Iowa, 1912 purchased from Furness Warren Line renamed Bohemia, 1917 seized by USA, renamed Artemis. 8,414
Bolivia   see Barman.  
Bon Voyage   see Westerland.  
Borussia (1) 1854 1877 sold to Dominion Line. 2,075
Borussia (2) 1879 collier, 1895 sold to W. Kunstmann, Stettin. 1,776
Borussia (3) 1905 1907 sank at Lisbon while coaling. 6,951
Borussia (4) 1965 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 8,092
Bosnia 1898 1920 Africa and Far East service, 1920 surrendered to Britain, renamed Frangestan. 7,440
Brandenburg 1950 1971 sunk in collision. 2,695
Brasilia (1) 1897 1900 sold to Harland & Wolff, resold to Dominion Line, renamed Norseman. 10,222
Brasilia (2) 1906 1919 ceded to France, 1922 re-sold to HAPAG renamed Granada, 1931 scrapped. 6,585
Braunschweig (1) 1914 1917 ceded to Holland as war reparation, renamed Eemsdijk (Holland America Line). 7,674
Braunschweig (2) 1953 1971 sold to Panama, renamed Morias. 6,793
Bremen Express 1972 1980 still in service. 57,535
Brisgravia 1899 1919 ceded to France became French Line's Arkansas. 6,793
Brunshausen 1897 tug at Hamburg. 230
Brussia 1903 ex- Hercules, 1920 purchased from F. Schichau, Danzig renamed Brussia, 1926 sold. 149
Bubendey 1914 tender, 1930 sold to North German Lloyd, renamed Glaukauf, 1960 repurchased by HAPAG renamed Kehrwieder, 1963 sold to Italy, renamed Isola Del Sole. 1,061
Bulgaria 1898 1913 transferred to Unione Austriaca renamed Canada, 1914 reverted Hamburg America Line renamed Bulgaria, interned at Baltimore, 1917 seized by US Government, renamed Hercules, 1919 renamed Philippines. 10,237
Burgenland 1928 USA service, 1944 scuttled in South Atlantic. 7,320
C. Ferd. Laeisz 1900 1914 captured by French warships off Tsingtao, renamed Aisne. 4,931
Cairo 1920 managed by Deutsche Levant Line, 1925 sold to Bugsier, Hamburg, renamed Holstenau. 1,414
Calabria 1889 ex- Baroda, 1896 purchased from Hamburg Kalcutta Line renamed Calabria, 1918 sold to Carib SS Co, NY, renamed Carib. 3,004
Caledonia 1890 ex- Totmes, 1904 purchased from Deutsche DG Kosmos renamed Caledonia, 1912 sold to Wm Eisenach, Stettin, renamed Wm. Eisenach. 3,035
California (1) 1883 1890 taken over from Carr Line, 1898 sold to Denmark, renamed Wineland. 2,196
California (2) 1904 South America service, 1906 renamed Thuringia, 1916 seized by Uruguay, renamed Maldonaldo. 6,152
Canadia 1889 ex- Steinhoft, 1892 acquired with Hamburg Hansa Line fleet, renamed Canadia, 1905 renamed Revel then reverted to Canadia, 1909 sold to Anglo-Hellenic SS Co, renamed Myrtoon. 2,397
Caribia 1931 Caribbean service, 1945 ceded to Britain, 1946 ceded to USSR, renamed Illitch. 12,049
Caribia Express 1976 1980 still in service 27,936
Carl Legien 1922 1926 purchased from Stinnes Line, Hamburg, Valparaiso service, 1933 sold to Romania, renamed Alba Julia. 5,707
Cassel 1922 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet, 1940 seized by Holland, renamed Mendenaw. 6,047
Castilla 1889 ex- Bhopal, 1896 purchased from Hamburg Kalcutta Line renamed Castilla, 1905 lost en route for Mexico. 2,911
Cattaro 1922 1931 sold to Bugsier, Hamburg, renamed Finkenau. 1,424
Cavalla 1912 ex- Frankfurt, 1920 purchased from Argo AG, Bremen renamed Cavalla, 1923 sold to North German Lloyd. 1,570
Celebes 1940 captured from Holland while building, 1943 completed for Germans 1945 bombed, sunk, salvaged and returned to Holland. 9,481
Cerigo 1922 1941 Caribbean inter island feeder service, 1941 scuttled at Ecuador. 1,120
Cheruskia 1890 1916 seized by Portugal while interned at Lisbon, renamed Leixoes, 1908 sunk by U-Boat off Newfoundland. 3,245
Chios 1912 ex- Ceuta, 1926 purchased from Britain renamed Chios, 1935 transferred to DLL ownership, 1944 mined and sunk in R.Elbe. 1,731
Christian X 1912 ex- Fionia, 1912 purchased from East Asiatic Co, Copenhagen while building renamed Christian X, 1915 seized by Italy, renamed Fratelli Bandiera. 4,954
Christiania 1890 ex- Baumwall, 1894 acquired with Hamburg Hansa Line fleet renamed Christiania, 1910 sold to E. Retzlaff, Stettin. 2,811
Ciclope 1906 tug at Buenos Aires, 1914 sold. 173
Cimbria 1867 19 Jan 1883 collided with s/s Sultan near Borkum Island and sank; loss of 389 lives. 3,025
Cincinatti 1909 New York service, 1917 seized by USA, renamed Covington. 16,339
Cleveland 1909 New York service, 1919 ceded to USA, renamed Mobile. 16,960
Coblenz 1913 ex- Wasserboot II, 1913 purchased renamed Coblenz, water replenisher at Hamburg, 1922 sold renamed Lena. 939
Cobra (1) 1889 1905 purchased with Nordsee Line, 1912 tender at Southampton, 1914 taken over by Britain. 1,146
Cobra (2) 1925 1942 Heligoland service, 1942 bombed and sunk at Schiedam. 2,132
Coburg   see Hamburg (3)  
Colmar 1932 ex- Volgoles, 1941 captured from Russia, 1944 sunk by torpedo boat off Norway. 3,992
Colonia 1887 1894 wrecked Puerto Rico. 2,069
Columbia 1889 1898 sold to Spain as troopship renamed Rapido, 1899 repurchased reverted to Columbia, 1904 sold to Russian Volunteer Fleet, renamed Terek. 7,241
Cometa 1941 captured from Denmark while building, 1945 handed over to Norwegian South America Line. 5,125
Constantia 1890 ex- Benares, 1897 purchased from Hamburg Kalcutta Line renamed Constantia, 1917 seized by Cuban Government, renamed Maximo Gomez. 2,997
Corcovado 1908 South America service, 1914 transferred to Turkey, renamed Sueh, 1920 ceded to Italy, renamed Guglielmo Pierce, 1922 returned to HAPAG renamed Corcovado, 1927 sold to Italy, renamed Maria Christina. 8,099
Cordillera 1932 Caribbean service, 1945 bombed and sunk, 1949 raised and ceded to USSR, renamed Russ. 12,051
Cordillera Express 1977 1980 still in service. 27,939
Cornouaille 1928 1940 captured from France, 1944 sunk off Norway. 3,324
Croatia 1888 1918 sold to E.Retzlaff, Stettin then surrendered to Britain. 2,052
Cuba 1922 ex- Gutfeld, 1926 purchased from Continental Reederei renamed Cuba, 1928 transferred to H.Stinnes, 1931 renamed Olinda reverted to HAPAG renamed Macedonia, 1935 sold to DLL, 1942 sunk off Tunis. 2,875
Cuxhaven (1) 1864 1866 purchased for Hamburg - Cuxhaven - Heligoland service, 1884 sold. na
Cuxhaven (2) 1943 1945 ceded to Denmark, later renamed Inger Skou. 1,923
Cyclop 1873 1887 feeder service into Hamburg, 1887 sold to Sweden. 1,002
Dacia 1899 1900 taken over with de Freitas fleet, 1915 seized by French warships in English Channel, renamed Yser. 3,545
Dalecarlia 1882 ex- Grasbrook, 1894 acquired with Hamburg Hansa Line fleet renamed Dalecarlia, 1898 sold to R.Sloman, Hamburg, renamed Licata. 2,005
Dalila 1923 1940 captured from France, 1943 torpedoed off Gravelines. 3,176
Dalmatia (1) 1871 ex- Cremon, 1892 acquired with Hamburg Hansa Line fleet renamed Dalmatia, 1897 sold to D. Fuhrmann. 2,607
Dalmatia (2) 1905 Rio Grande service, 1907 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, renamed Rio Pardo. 4,588
Dammtor 1945 1945 bombed and sunk. 2,834
Dania (1) 1889 1895 sold to Cia Trasatlantica renamed Montserrat, 1896 repurchased and reverted to Dania, 1897 resold to Spain and reverted to Montserrat. 4,076
Dania (2) 1904 1919 ceded to Britain, 1922 resold to HAPAG renamed Tsad, 1924 sold to Italy, renamed Assunzione. 3,898
Danzig 1902 1926 purchased from H.Stinnes, Hamburg, 1931 scrapped. 3,217
Darmstadt 1954 1972 sold to Panama, renamed Turbostar. 6,999
Delos 1922 ex- Osterndorf, 1926 purchased from Vinnen & Co., Bremen renamed Delos, 1935 transferred to Deutsche Levant management, 1942 sunk near Tobruk. 2,589
Denderah 1922 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1929 sunk in collision at Santos, Brazil, raised and used as a hulk, 1933 scrapped. 4,243
Derindje 1915 ex- Chief Scout, 1922 purchased from Moller & Co., London renamed Derindje, 1937 transferred to DLL, 1945 scuttled raised and sold to Finland. 3,063
Deutschland (1) 1848 sailing ship, 1857 sank. 538
Deutschland (2) 1858 sailing ship, 1867 sold. 867
Deutschland (3) 1900 1910 rebuilt to 16,703 tons, renamed Victoria Luise, 1921 renamed Hansa (2), 1925 sold and scrapped. (picture) 16,502
Deutschland (4) 1923 USA service, 1934 rebuilt to 21,046 tons, 1941 transferred to Deutsche Amerika Line, Bremen, 1945 sunk by air attack at Lubeck. 20,607
Don Ernesto 1900 ex- Walter Paul, 1906 purchased, renamed Don Ernesto, 1922 sold to M.Treess, Hamburg, renamed Max Treess. 187
Donau 1853 sailing ship, 1867 sold at New York in badly damaged condition. 533
Dortmund (1) 1901 1914 sold to Russian Volunteer Fleet, renamed Irtysh. 5,065
Dortmund (2) 1923 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1943 sold to Portugal, renamed Lugela. 5,138
Dortmund (3) 1954 1971 sold to Austria, renamed Inntal. 6,998
Dresden 1957 1966 rebuilt to 12,489 tons, 1970 sold to Rickmers, Singapore, renamed Sophie Rickmers. 9,038
Duala (1) 1890 ex- Gretchen Bohlen, 1906 purchased from Woermann Line renamed Duala, 1908 sold to Italy, renamed Nina V. 1,294
Duala (2) 1911 ex- Armanistan, 1912 purchased from Strick Line renamed Duala, W. Africa service, 1919 ceded to France, renamed Martiniere. 3,511
Duisburg (1) 1922 1925 sold to Ost-West Reederei, renamed Mary. 1,192
Duisburg (2) 1928 USA service, 1941 torpedoed off Italy. 7,389
Duisburg (3) 1951 1971 sold to Hungary, renamed Raba. 2,696
Durazzo 1922 1941 Caribbean inter island feeder service, 1941 sold to Venezuela, renamed Papero. 1,153
Dusseldorf (1) 1922 1925 sold to Ost-West Reederei, renamed Margaretha. 1,192
Dusseldorf (2) 1953 1971 sold to Liberia, renamed Lady Clio. 6,973
Dusseldorf Express 1977 1980 still in service. 32,928
Edea 1903 ex- Emile Woermann, 1907 purchased from Woermann Line renamed Edea, 1918 ceded to Belgium, renamed Maroc. 2,486
Edo 1918 ex- Torland, 1928 purchased from Sweden, operated under Svenska-Hamburg Line and flew Swedish flag, 1936 sold to A. Sommer, Hamburg renamed Marianne. 840
Eifel 1918 ex- Doris, 1929 purchased from Deutsche Tankreederei renamed Eifel, 1936 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, renamed Tucuman. 4,621
Ekbatana 1905 ex- Turkistan, 1908 purchased from Strick Line renamed Ekbatana, 1914 scuttled at Basra. 4,573
Elbe 1849 barque, 1863 sold, renamed Sarah. 385
Elbe Express 1968 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1973 rebuilt to 17,823 tons, 1980 still in service. 14,069
Elberfeld 1889 1891 acquired from Deutsches Australien Line, 1894 renamed Hercynia, 1905 sold to Russian Navy, renamed Lashta. 2,630
Elmshorn 1910 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet, 1932 scrapped. 4,644
Emden 1913 ex- Lancefield, 1913 purchased from Glasgow SN Co, 1919 ceded to Britain, 1921 renamed Bencleuch (Ben Line) 5,761
Emil Kirdorf 1922 1926 purchased from Stinnes Line, Hamburg, Valparaiso service, 1933 sold to Romania, renamed Ardeal. 5,695
Emil L. Boas 1912 W. Indies service, 1914 sold to Elder & Fyffes, renamed Montagua. 6,014
Ereko 1910 ex- Stafet, 1911 purchased from J.Stang, Oslo renamed Ereko, coastal steamer, 1914 sunk at Duala. 454
Erlangen (1) 1955 1969 chartered to Samudera, Indonesia, renamed Lawanti, 1971 sold to charterers. 6,341
Erlangen (2) 1970 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 9,645
Ermland 1922 1942 renamed Weserland by German Navy, 1944 scuttled to avoid capture off Ascension. 6,521
Essen (1) 1923 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet, 1940 seized by Holland, renamed Terkolei. 5,158
Essen (2) 1953 1971 sold Singapore. 6,766
Etruria 1900 1900 taken over with de Freitas fleet, 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Inga. 4,437
Eupatoria 1921 Mediterranean and South America services, 1923 transferred to DLL, 1936 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, renamed Natal. 3,172
Europa 1880 1890 taken over from Carr Line, 1893 sold to Witt & Busch, Hamburg. 1,533
Feodosia 1922 1926 transferred to DLL, 1931 reverted to HAPAG service, 1945 bombed and sunk off Norway. 3,235
Flandria 1888 1908 sold to Turkey, renamed Hedjin. 2,098
Flensburg (1) 1944 ex- Atomena, 1955 purchased from Sweden renamed Flensburg, 1961 sold to Liberia, renamed Bordabere. 2,687
Flensburg (2) 1959 ex- Amazonas, 1962 purchased from Norway renamed Flensburg, 1971 sold to China, renamed Chingsing. 4,784
Francia 1886 1902 sank after colliding with wreck. 2,138
Franconia 1872 West Indies route, 1878 sold to French Line, renamed Olinde Rodrigues. 3,098
Frankenwald (1) 1908 1919 ceded to France, renamed Tadla. 3,750
Frankenwald (2) 1922 1940 wrecked at Bergen. 5,062
Frankfurt (1) 1914 1934 sold to Ernst Russ. 1,186
Frankfurt (2) 1954 Far East service, 1966 sold to Malaysia, renamed Oriental Hero. 8,959
Frankfurt (3) 1967 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 5,940
Freiburg (1) 1923 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet, 1945 beached and set on fire, salvaged, 1946 scuttled with cargo of gas ammunition. 5,165
Freiburg (2) 1957 1972 sold to Panama, renamed Confidence. 3,270
Friedrichshafen 1943 1944 torpedoed and sunk. 1,923
Friedrichsruhe   see Furst Bismarck (2)  
Friesland (1) 1917 1919 ceded to Britain, renamed Hertford, (Federal S.N. Co). 10,965
Friesland (2) 1925 South America service, 1941 scuttled to avoid capture off Peru. 6,252
Frisia (1) 1872 1887 sold to R.L.Gillcrest & Co, London. 3,259
Frisia (2) 1895 ex- Dorothea Rickmers, 1899 purchased from Rickmers Line renamed Frisia, 1907 sold to Vereinigung, Hamburg, renamed Bitschin. 3,738
Frisia (3) 1914 Far East service, 1914 captured by HMS Triumph, renamed Huntress. 4,997
Frisia (4) 1930 ex- Advance, 1937 purchased from Frederiksen, Oslo renamed Frisia, 1940 seized by Holland (KNSM), renamed Saba. 560
Furst Bismarck (1) 1890 1904 sold to Russian Volunteer Fleet and renamed Don, then Moskva. 8,430
Furst Bismarck (2) 1905 1913 renamed Friedrichsruhe, 1919 ceded to Messageries Maritimes, France, renamed Amboise. 8,322
Furst Bulow 1910 1919 ceded to Britain, 1921 returned to HAPAG, 1934 scrapped. 7,744
Fusilier 1942 captured while building for Belgian owners, 1944 sunk by gunfire at Memel. 7,157
Fusiyama 1929 1940 transferred from Italy, 1944 sunk in R.Gironde. 6,244
Galata 1921 tug at Hamburg, 1926 sold. 211
Galicia (1) 1889 1912 sank off Vigo, Spain. 2,860
Galicia (2)   see Thessalia (1)  
Galilea 1922 1937 Mediterranean service managed by DLL, 1937 sold to DLL. 1943 sunk by torpedo off Tripoli. 1,926
Gellert 1874 1875 taken over with the Adler Line, 1895 sold. 3,533
General Artigas   see Westphalia (3)  
General Osorio 1929 South America service, 1936 transferred to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, 1944 bombed and sunk at Kiel. 11,590
General Mitre 1920 1926 purchased from Artus Danzig Reederei, 1935 sold to Italy, renamed Sannio. 9,891
General Belgrano 1913 1926 taken over with Hugo Stinnes fleet, South America service, 1932 scrapped. 10,056
General San Martin   see Thuringia (4)  
Georgia (1) 1891 ex- Pickhuben, 1894 taken over with Hansa fleet renamed Georgia, 1917 seized by US Authorities, renamed Housatonic. 3,143
Georgia (2) 1922 Mediterranean service, 1926 transferred to DLL, 1928 reverted to HAPAG services, 1936 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, renamed Joao Pessoa. 2,967
Gera 1923 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet, 1941 scuttled at Italian Somaliland, raised and repaired by British, renamed Empire Indus. 5,155
Germania (1) 1863 1869 wrecked off Cape Race, no loss of lives. 2,123
Germania (2) 1870 1876 wrecked off Bahia, Brazil. 3,810
Goethe 1873 1876 taken over with the Adler Line, 1876 wrecked near Bahia, Brazil. 3,505
Goslar 1956 ex- Franz Ohlrogge, 1972 purchased from K.Gross, Bremen renamed Goslar, 1972 sold to Liberia, renamed Holstendamm. 5,326
Gothia 1884 ex- Jacata, 1886 purchased from Insulinde SS Co., Amsterdam renamed Gothia, 1898 sold to DLL, renamed Lipsos. 2,433
Gottingen (1)   see Hoechst (1)  
Gottingen (2) 1955 1969 chartered to Samudera, Indonesia, renamed Twadika, 1971 sold to charterers. 6,340
Gouveneur Jaeschke 1900 1917 seized by US Government at Honolulu, renamed Watanga. 1,738
Goya 1942 captured while building in Norway, 1945 torpedoed by Russian submarine. 5,600
Graecia   see Herodot.  
Graf Waldersee   see Pavia.  
Granada (1) 1899 1900 taken over with de Freitas fleet, 1905 sold to Russia, renamed Sestorezk, returned to HAPAG reverted to Granada, 1920 ceded to Allies, 1922 sold to Visurgis & Co, Bremen renamed Brema. 5,144
Granada (2)   see Brasilia (2)  
Grenadier 1941 ex- Armand Grisar, 1941 captured from Belgium while building renamed Grenadier, 1945 scuttled, salvaged, 1959 sold to Yugoslavia, renamed Bovec. 7,497
Grimm (1) 1890 1893 acquired with Hamburg Hansa Line fleet, 1895 renamed Scotia, 1910 sold to E. Retzlaff, Stettin. 2,558
Grimm (2) 1911 ex- Steinbeis, 1922 purchased from A.Bolten, 1926 returned to A.Bolten, renamed Dalalfven. 1,439
Groden 1852 1861 purchased for local Elbe and North Sea service, 18?? sold, renamed Sudwest. na
Grunewald (1) 1911 1917 seized by USA, renamed General G.W. Goethals. 4,708
Grunewald (2)   see Wasgenwald (1)  
Grunewald (3) 1940 ex- Seapool, 1951 purchased from Ropner Shipping Co renamed Grunewald, 1953 sold to Schulte & Bruns, renamed Esther Schulte. 4,799
Habsburg 1906 South America service, 1919 ceded to Britain, 1922 resold to HAPAG renamed Teutonia (4), 1933 scrapped. 6,437
Hagen (1) 1921 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet, 1939 seized by South Africa, renamed Ixia. 5,988
Hagen (2) 1967 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 5,620
Halle 1921 1924 taken over from Deutsche Australische Line, 1939 scuttled off Dakar. 5,889
Hamburg (1) 1900 1914 interned in New York, renamed Red Cross, 1917 seized by US Government, renamed Powhattan. 10,532
Hamburg (2) 1926 USA service, 1945 mined and sunk, 1950 salvaged by USSR rebuilt as whaling factory ship Yuri Dolgoruky. 21,133
Hamburg (3) 1950 1953 renamed Coburg, 1971 sold to Saudi Arabia, renamed Green Belt. 2,399
Hamburg (4) 1954 Far East service, 1966 sold to Malaysia, renamed Oriental Warrior. 9,008
Hamburg (5) 1967 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 5,866
Hamburg Express 1972 1980 still in service. 58,088
Hamm 1921 ex- Hannover, 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet renamed Hamm, 1940 torpedoed off Norway. 5,874
Hammonia (1) 1854 1864 sold to Allan Line, renamed Belgian. 2,259
Hammonia (2) 1867 1878 sold to Russian Volunteer Fleet, renamed Moskva. 3,035
Hammonia (3) 1881 1889 sold to French Line, renamed Versailles. 4,247
Hammonia (4) 1909 ex- Hollandia, 1922 purchased from Royal Holland Lloyd, Amsterdam renamed Hammonia, Cuba, Mexico service, 1922 wrecked off Spanish coast. 7,291
Hammonia (5) 1965 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 8,095
Hanau (1) 1921 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet, 1944 sunk by mine off Sweden. 5,892
Hanau (2) 1967 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 5,619
Hannover (1) 1955 Far East service, 1966 sold to Malaysia, renamed Oriental Inventor. 8,973
Hannover (2) 1967 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 5,939
Hansa (1) 1881 ex- Krautsand, 1881 purchased renamed Hansa, Elbe and harbour tender, 1920 converted to tug, 1922 scrapped. 549
Hansa (2)   see Deutschland (3)  
Hansa (3)   see Albert Ballin.  
Harappa   see Leipzig.  
Harburg 1907 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet, 1932 scrapped. 4,486
Hattingen 1967 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 5,655
Havelland (1) 1921 1939 interned in Japan, 1942 acquired by Japanese Navy. 6,334
Havelland (2) 1958 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1977 sold to Panama, renamed Daniela. 6,518
Havenstein 1921 1926 purchased from Stinnes Line, 1940 transferred to Japan, renamed Teisho Maru. 7,973
Hebron 1921 1922 sold to Lubeck owners renamed Wm. Minlos II later Aldebaran. 338
Heidelburg (1) 1925 ex- Duisburg, 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet renamed Heidelburg, 1940 scuttled off Aruba to avoid capture. 6,530
Heidelburg (2) 1953 1968 sold to Panama, renamed Eurystheus. 9,185
Heidelburg (3) 1967 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 5,619
Heilbronn 1967 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 5,619
Helgoland (1) 1870 1872 purchased for River Elbe service, 1879 sold. 618
Helgoland (2) 1919 Heligoland service, 1922 sold. 412
Helgoland (3) 1939 Heligoland service, 1946 burned out at Cuxhaven. 2,947
Helikon 1921 1922 sold to Mathies & Co, renamed Alice. 325
Hellas 1894 1900 taken over with de Freitas fleet, 1912 sold to Japan, renamed Shinmei Maru. 2,438
Helligenhafen 1943 1945 sunk, salvaged and ceded to Russia, renamed Kholmsk. 1,923
Helligenlei 1940 1948 taken over from German Navy, Elbe River passenger service, 1950 sold. 142
Heluan 1908 ex- City of Lucknow 1926 purchased from Ellerman Lines renamed Heluan, South America service, 1931 scrapped. 7,262
Helvetia 1889 1907 sold to E.Retzlaff, Stettin, renamed Hermersberg. 2,825
Heraklea 1922 Mediterranean service managed by DLL, 1937 sold to DLL, 1941 sunk by torpedo off N. Africa. 1,927
Hercynia   see Elberfeld.  
Herder 1873 1875 taken over with the Adler Line, October, 1882 wrecked off Cape Race. 3,499
Hermes   see Karnak.  
Hermia 1910 1928 purchased from A. Kirsten, Hamburg, 1934 resold to Kirsten. 996
Hermonthis 1936 1941 scuttled off Peru to avoid capture. 4,833
Herodot 1890 1903 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1904 renamed Graecia, 1914 captured by Britain, renamed Pollockshield. 2,799
Hessen 1921 1935 sold to Unterweser, Bremen, renamed Fechenheim. 8,116
Himalaya 1929 1940 transferred from Italy, 1944 sunk as blockship in R. Gironde. 6,246
Hindenburg 1921 1926 purchased from H. Stinnes, Hamburg, 1942 sunk by Russian submarine off Finland. 7,880
Hispania   see Wandrahm.  
Hoangho 1883 ex- Jenfield, 1905 purchased from Swedish owners renamed Hoangho, Far East coastal feeder service, 1910 sold to G. Urrutia, Manila, renamed Albay. 1,118
Hoboken 1873 1875 taken over with the Adler Line, Elbe tender, 1877 sold to General Steam Nav. Co., London. 413
Hochst 1927 1929 ran aground and burnt out in Dutch East Indies. 6,854
Hoechst (1) 1954 1970 renamed Gottingen (1), 1972 sold to Austria, renamed Salzachtal. 6,793
Hoechst (2) 1971 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 9,645
Hoerde 1901 1910 sold to Denmark renamed Atlantic, 1911 reverted to HAPAG renamed Hoerde, 1919 ceded to Britain, renamed General Milne. 4,974
Hohenstaufen 1906 South America service, 1916 seized by Brazil, renamed Cuyaba. 6,489
Hohenstein 1927 1928 purchased from Transatlantische Reederei, Hamburg, 1936 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, renamed Olinda. 4,576
Holm   see Badenia.  
Holsatia (1) 1868 1878 sold to Russian Volunteer Fleet, renamed Rossija, then Dnestr. 3,134
Holsatia (2) 1879 collier, 1897 sold to W. Kunstmann, Stettin. 1,867
Holsatia (3) 1896 ex- Deike Rickmers, 1899 purchased from Rickmers Line renamed Holsatia, 1907 sold to Vereinigung, Hamburg, renamed Bierawa. 3,349
Holsatia (4) 1912 1917 seized by USA, renamed Tippecanoe. 5,645
Holsatia (5) 1908 ex- Frisia, 1922 purchased from Royal Holland Lloyd, Amsterdam renamed Holsatia, Cuba, Mexico service, 1928 scrapped. 7,315
Holsatia (6) 1966 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 8,074
Hong Kong Express 1972 1980 still in service. 57,525
Hornum (1) 1919 Heligoland service, 1922 sold to Liverpool & North Wales SS Co., renamed St.Elian. 412
Hornum (2) 1945 ex- M.60, 1948 taken over from German Navy, 1949 sold to Ivers & Arlt, renamed Christian Ivers. 697
Huascaran 1938 1945 ceded to Britain, renamed Beaverbrae. (Canadian Pacific) 6,951
Hungaria 1884 1909 sold to German Navy later renamed Siegfried. 2,036
Iberia   Iberia see Magdalena.  
Idarwald 1922 1940 scuttled to avoid capture off Cuba. 5,033
Idumata 1906 ex- Martha, 1911 purchased from C.Geiss, Stolpmunde renamed Idumata, 1923 sold to Bugsier, Hamburg, renamed Blumenau. 296
Illyria 1905 ex- Den of Kelly, 1905 purchased before completion renamed Illyria, 1919 ceded to France then Britain, renamed Keats. 4,294
Imatra   see Sebenico.  
Imbros 1906 ex- Erika, 1926 purchased from H. Schuldt renamed Imbros, 1933 sold to Holland, renamed Fortuna. 2,700
Imperator 1913 1919 transferred to USA, 1920 transferred to Cunard Line, 1921 renamed Berengaria. 52,117
India 1881 1890 taken over from Carr Line, 1893 sold to G. Glaisor, Hamburg. 1,551
Ionia 1921 1923 transferred to Deutsche Levant Line, 1940 torpedoed and sunk Norway. 3,102
Iserlohn (1) 1922 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australianische Line, sunk by British destroyer near Corfu. 3,704
Iserlohn (2) 1958 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1974 sold to Singapore, renamed Leo Soling. 3,312
Isis 1922 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1936 sank off Land's End in storm. 4,454
Istria 1905 ex- Den of Crombie, 1905 purchased before completion renamed Istria, 1914 captured by HMS Black Prince, renamed Polesley. 4,221
Italia 1889 1900 sold to R.Sloman, Hamburg, renamed Milano. 3,564
Itauri 1923 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1944 sunk off Norway. 6,838
Ithaka 1894 1900 taken over with de Freitas fleet, 1911 sold to Brazil, renamed Cabo Frio. 2,269
Jarl 1900 ex- Ida Zschimmer, 1929 purchased from Sweden renamed Jarl, operated under Svenska-Hamburg Line and flew Swedish flag, 1936 sold to Ernst Russ, Hamburg. 880
Jessica 1908 1928 purchased from A. Kirsten, Hamburg, 1934 resold to Kirsten. 998
Johann Heinrich Burchard 1915 never sailed under this name but 1916 ceded to Holland as reparations, renamed Limburgia, 1922 transferred to United American Line, NY renamed Reliance, 1926 returned to HAPAG, 1938 burned out at Hamburg, 1941 scrapped. 19,618
Kaiser 1905 1905 purchased with Nordsee Line, Elbe and Baltic service, 1919 ceded to Britain but repurchased by HAPAG, 1945 surrendered to USSR, renamed Nekrosov. 1,916
Kaiser Friedrich 1897 1899 ex- North German Lloyd, 1900 rejected after 10 voyages to New York and laid up until 1912 when sold to Cie Sud-Atlantique,Bordeaux, renamed Burdigala. 12,481
Kaiserin Auguste Victoria 1905 New York service, 1919 ceded to Britain, 1921 sold to Canadian Pacific, renamed Empress of Scotland. 24,581
Kamerun (1) 1900 ex- Ernst Woermann, 1907 purchased from Woermann Line renamed Kamerun, 1912 wrecked Liberia. 4,065
Kamerun (2) 1914 West Africa service, 1915 found abandoned in Kamerun River, taken to Britain, renamed Cameronian (Leyland Line). 5,871
Karl Schurz 1913 W. Indies service, 1914 sold to Elder & Fyffes, renamed Changuinola. 6,001
Karlshafen 1944 1945 ceded to Greece, later renamed Heron II. 1,923
Karlsruhe 1906 1934 sold to E.Russ & Co, Hamburg. 897
Karnak 1926 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1940 renamed Hermes for German Navy, 1941 scuttled in S. Atlantic to avoid capture. 7,209
Karthago 1896 1900 taken over with de Freitas fleet, 1914 sold to Emden Reederei, 1915 renamed Alma. 2,863
Kassel 1953 1972 transferred to Hapag-Lloyd, 1974 sold to Greece, renamed Manuela. 5,583
Kehrwieder (1) 1900 Hamburg tender, 1946 ceded to Greece, renamed Chalkidiki. 560
Kehrwieder (2)   see Bubendey.  
Kellerwald 1922 1942 mined and sunk off Heligoland. 5,032
Kiautschou 1900 1904 sold to North German Lloyd, renamed Prinzess Alice. 10,911
Kiel 1922 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australianische Line, 1944 sunk by air attack Denmark. 3,703
Kirchwarder 1900 tug. 152
Klopstock 1875 1876 sold to French Line renamed Saint Germain. 3,521
Knut 1920 1928 purchased from Sweden, operated under Svenska-Hamburg Line and flew Swedish flag, 1947 sold renamed Lister. 768
Koln (1) 1912 ex- Elbing VIII, 1926 purchased from F. Schmitz, Duisburg, Elbe feeder service, 1934 sold to Russia. 882
Koln (2) 1953 1972 transferred Hapag-Lloyd, 1973 sold to Panama, renamed Becena. 5,570
Koln Express 1978 1980 still in service. 32,928
Konia 1918 tug, 1921 purchased, 1926 sold. 231
Konig Friedrich August 1906 South America service, 1919 ceded to Britain, 1920 to Canadian Pacific, renamed Montreal. 9,462
Konig Wilhelm II 1907 Caribbean and Buenos Aires services,1917 seized by USA, renamed Madawaska. 9,410
Konigin Luise (1) 1913 Elbe and Heligoland service, 1914 sunk by HMS Amphion while minelaying. 2,163
Konigin Luise (2) 1934 Heligoland service, 1941 mined and sunk near Helsinki. 2,400
Kowloon 1893 ex- Babitonga, 1901 purchased from Hamburg Sud-Amerika Line, 1913 sold to Japan, renamed Hiyoshi Maru. 2,326
Krautsand 1901 tug at Hamburg. 253
Krefeld 1955 1971 sold to Liberia, renamed Plym. 3,279
Kreta 1923 1939 sold to DLL resold to U.S.S.R. 2,359
Kribi   see Primus.  
Kronprinzessin Cecilie 1905 1914 seized by Britain, renamed Princess. 8,689
Kuhwaerder 1899 tug at Hamburg. 132
Kulmerland (1) 1928 USA service, 1944 scuttled at Nantes, later scrapped. 7,363
Kulmerland (2) 1961 1971 sold to Portugal renamed Manica. 6,957
Kurland 1919 1919 ceded to USA incomplete, renamed Robert Dollar.(Dollar Line) 10,893
Kurmark (1) 1912 1914 seized at Calcutta, 1919 ceded to Britain. 5,137
Kurmark (2) 1930 Far East service, 1940 became surface raider Orion, 1945 sunk by bombs off Swinemunde. 7,851
Kyphissia 1922 1943 sunk by torpedo bombers off Holland. 3,043
La Plata 1898 1904 purchased from Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, 1919 ceded to Britain. 4,004
Lauting 1934 1946 taken over from German Navy, 1955 sold. 900
Lavinia 1902 1928 purchased from A. Kirsten, Hamburg, 1934 resold to Kirsten. 1,049
Leipzig 1954 1970 renamed Harappa, 1975 scrapped. 6,745
Leontes 1920 1922 sold to Kirchner, Hamburg. 339
Lessing 1878 1875 taken over with the Adler Line, 1888 sold to Messageries Maritimes, renamed Nerthe 3,496
Leuna 1927 1945 transferred to USSR, renamed Kozma Minin, 1947 sold to Poland, renamed Pulaski. 6,856
Leuthen 1912 ex- Nanking, 1942 captured from Eastern & Australian SS Co, 1942 destroyed by fire at Yokohama. 6,846
Leverkusen (1) 1928 USA service, 1941 torpedoed off Tunis. 7,386
Leverkusen (2) 1953 1970 renamed Tubingen, 1970 sold to Pakistan, renamed Mainamati. 6,800
Leverkusen (3) 1970 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 9,645
Libanon 1921 1922 sold to Lubeck owners, renamed Wm Minlos I. 339
Liberia 1905 1919 ceded to France. 3,669
Liguria 1911 ex- Gorjistan, 1912 purchased from Strick Line, London renamed Liguria, 1920 ceded to Britain, 1926 restored to HAPAG, 1933 scrapped. 4,588
Livadia 1922 1936 sold to Deutsche Ost Afrika Line. 3,079
Loewer 1913 salvage tug, 1926 sold to Bugsier & Bergungs, Hamburg renamed Merkur. 394
Lome (1) 1888 ex- Helene Woermann, 1907 purchased from Woermann Line renamed Lome, 1914 scuttled and seized by France, 1916 transferred to Britain and renamed Africshore. 2,583
Lome (2) 1927 ex- Dronning Alexandrine, 1940 captured from DFDS, Denmark renamed Lome, 1945 reverted to previous name and owners. 1,854
Loongmoon 1896 1901 purchased from Chinesische Kustenfahrt, Hamburg, Yangtse River service, 1917 seized by USA, renamed Coosa. 1,971
Los Angeles 1927 U.S. Pacific Coast service, 1935 renamed Rhoda, 1940 sunk by Norwegian Navy off Sandnaes. 6,780
Lotharingia 1873 inter colonial service, 1882 sank in Atlantic. 1,160
Lothringen 1941 ex- Londres, 1941 captured from French Railways, 1943 renamed Lothringen, 1945 returned to owners and original name. na
Lubeck 1922 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australianische Line, 1940 sold to Krupp, Bremen renamed Falkenstein. 3,703
Ludendorf 1922 1926 purchased from Stinnes Line, 1927 renamed Mecklenburg, 1939 scuttled off Iceland. 7,892
Ludwigshafen (1) 1944 1946 scuttled by British. 1,923
Ludwigshafen (2) 1954 1969 scrapped after collision at Singapore. 6,753
Ludwigshafen (3) 1969 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 9,645
Lugano 1900 ex- Boliviana, 1905 purchased from Furness Withy & Co renamed Lugano, 1906 resold to Furness Withy, reverted to Boliviana. 4,573
Luneberg 1914 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet, 1940 became Sperrbrecher IX, 1944 scuttled. 5,828
Lydia 1895 1900 taken over with de Freitas fleet, 1910 stranded and lost on China coast. 2,730
Lyeemoon 1890 1901 purchased from Chinesische Kustenfahrt, Hamburg, Yangtse River service, 1917 seized by USA, renamed Quantico. 1,925
Macedonia (1) 1899 1900 taken over with de Freitas fleet, 1915 captured by British warships off Las Palmas, renamed Polgowan. 4,312
Macedonia (2)   see Cuba.  
Magdalena 1928 South America service, 1934 renamed Iberia, 1945 ceded to USSR, renamed Pobjeda. 9,829
Magdeburg (1) 1925 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet, 1940 became Armed Merchant Cruiser Sperrbrecher VI, 1944 sunk by Allies at Royan. 6,128
Magdeburg (2) 1951 1971 sold to Panama, renamed Rafaela. 2,696
Main 1856 sailing ship, ex- Europa, 1856 purchased, renamed Main, 1862 sold to Hamburg owners. 1,240
Mainz 1913 Baltic coastal service, 1919 mined and sunk off Holland. 1,183
Mannheim 1906 1934 sold to E.Russ & Co., Hamburg. 897
Maracaibo 1873 transfer vessel at Caracas, 1875 sold to A.Boulton, Caracas. 252
Marathon 1921 1922 sold to Lubeck owners. 640
Marburg 1958 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1974 sold to Singapore, renamed Leo Star. 3,308
Markomannia (1) 1890 1907 sold to Seetransport GmbH, renamed Kirchberg. 3,470
Markomannia (2) 1911 ex- Nigaristan, 1912 purchased from Strick Line renamed Markomannia, 1914 sunk by HMS Yarmouth off Sumatra. 4,505
Mecklenburg (1) 1892 ex- Gulf of Taranto, 1903 purchased from Gulf Line, Greenock renamed Mecklenburg, 1919 ceded to Britain. 3,433
Mecklenburg (2)   see Ludendorf.  
Meersburg 1940 (captured while building at Copenhagen as Glengarry for Glen Line), 1942 renamed Hansa for German Navy, 1945 renamed Empire Humber, 1946 renamed Glengarry (Glen Line). 9,144
Menes 1926 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1942 sunk off Libya. 5,609
Meteor (1) 1904 Norwegian fjord cruising service, 1919 ceded to Britain. 3,613
Meteor (2) 1913 ex- Neptunia, 1927 purchased from Sitmar Line, Italy, renamed Meteor (2) then Oceana (3), 1946 ceded to Britain, renamed Empire Tarn, then to USSR, renamed Sibir. 8,791
Mexico 1922 ex- Freifeld, 1926 purchased from Continental Reederei, Hamburg renamed Mexico, 1928 taken over by H. Stinnes, Hamburg, 1931 renamed Orissa returned to HAPAG renamed Thessalia, 1937 sold to DLL, 1942 sunk by air attack off Tobruk 2,548
Milos 1906 ex- Regina, 1927 purchased from H. Schuldt, Flensburg renamed Milos, 1935 transferred to DLL, 1944 mined and sunk off Norway. 2,702
Milwaukee 1929 Caribbean service, 1945 captured at Kiel, renamed Empire Waveney. 16,699
Moltke 1901 1914 interned at Genoa, 1915 seized by Italy, renamed Pesaro. 12,335
Monserrate 1938 1941 burned by crew at Callao, repaired by Peruvian Navy, renamed Callao. 5,578
Moravia 1882 ex- Bengore Head (2), 1882 purchased from Ulster SS Co renamed Moravia,1898 sold to R. Sloman, Hamburg, renamed Parma. 3,739
Morea 1922 Mediterranean service managed by DLL, 1937 sold to DLL, 1940 captured by Britain, renamed Empire Seaman. 1,927
Mulhausen 1930 ex- Damsterdijk, 1940 captured from Holland America Line renamed Mulhausen, 1946 reverted to Damsterdijk. 10,155
Munchen (1) 1958 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1975 sold to Rickmers, Singapore, renamed Etha Rickmers. 9,048
Munchen (2) 1972 1978 disappeared without trace off the Azores. 37,134
Munsterland (1) 1919 1919 ceded to Britain, renamed Huntingdon (Federal S.N. Co) 11,509
Munsterland (2) 1921 1943 renamed Walkenreid by German Navy, 1944 shelled and sunk off Calais. 6,408
Munsterland (3) 1960 Far East service, 1967-1975 trapped in Suez Canal, 1980 still in service for Hapag-Lloyd. 6,965
Nassau 1914 1917 ceded to Holland as war reparation, renamed Kinderdijk.(Holland America Line) 7,675
Nassovia 1900 1917 Narvik-Emden service, 1917 seized by US Government, renamed Isonomia. 3,902
Naumburg (1) 1920 ex- Hamburg, 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet renamed Naumburg, 1940 seized by Holland, renamed Kentar. 5,878
Naumburg (2) 1953 1969 sold to Chile, renamed Cordillera. 2,826
Nauplia 1901 1914 interned in Argentina, 1920 ceded to Britain. 4,200
Navarra 1905 1914 South America service, 1914 destroyed in River Plate estuary to avoid capture. 5,794
Neckar 1858 sailing ship, 1862 sold to Hamburg owners. 905
Negada 1905 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1930 sold to R. James, Valparaiso. 6,152
Neumark (1) 1914 1919 ceded to Britain, 1920 renamed Baron Cawdor. 5,802
Neumark (2) 1929 Far East service, 1940 became commerce raider Widder, 1945 ceded to Greece later renamed Ulysses. 7,851
New York 1926 USA service, 1941 transferred to Deutsche Amerika Line, 1945 bombed at Kiel and capsized. 21,455
Nicaria 1901 1914 interned in USA, 1917 seized by USA, renamed Pensacola. 4,211
Nicea 1922 Mediterranean service managed by DLL, 1936 sold to K.Grammersdorf, Kiel. 1,926
Nicolaifleth 1944 1945 torpedoed off Norway. 5,158
Nicomedia 1901 1915 sunk by British submarine. 4,364
Niederwald (1) 1904 1907 taken over from East Asiatic Co, 1917 sunk off Holland. 3,343
Niederwald (2) 1921 1936 South America service, 1936 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, renamed Asuncion. 4,476
Ninive 1911 ex- Turkistan, 1912 purchased from Strick Line renamed Ninive, 1919 ceded to Britain, renamed Sharistan. 4,591
Nisse 1919 ex- Torgot, 1928 purchased from Sweden, operated under Svenska-Hamburg Line and flew Swedish flag, 1947 sold, renamed Skagen 839
Nitokris 1906 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1932 scrapped. 6,150
Njassa 1922 1938 purchased from Deutsche Ost Afrika Line, 1938 reverted to Deutsche Ost Afrika Line. 8,540
Nord Amerika 1848 barque, 1858 sold to Norway. 419
Nordmark (1) 1913 1919 ceded to Britain, renamed Kosmo (Ellerman Lines) 5,106
Nordmark (2) 1930 Far East service, 1940 seized by Holland, renamed Mandalika. 7,750
Normannia 1890 1898 sold Spanish Navy, renamed Patriota,1899 sold to French Line, renamed L'Aquitaine. 8,242
Nubia 1899 ex- Ujest, 1900 purchased from Seetransport GmbH renamed Nubia, 1912 sold to Continental Rhederei, renamed Lechfeld. 3,494
Numantia 1901 1916 seized by Portugal, renamed Pangim, 1926, purchased from Portuguese Gov't renamed Cassaquel. 1941 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 4,385
Numidia 1900 1907 Narvik - Emden service, 1907 sold to Vereinigung GmbH, Hamburg, renamed Sausenberg. 3,044
Nurnberg (1) 1895 1905 purchased from North German Lloyd, 1905 renamed Senegambia, 1914 sold to French Line, renamed Lamentine. 3,780
Nurnberg (2) 1961 1971 sold to Portugal renamed Congo. 6,842
Nurnberg Express 1977 1980 still in service. 32,928
Oakland 1929 1939 renamed Sperrbrecher IV for German Navy, 1944 sunk by air attack at Brest, 1950 salvaged and became French Alain L.D. 6,567
Oceana (1) 1890 ex- Stolberg, 1903 purchased from North German Lloyd, 1904 sold to Japan, renamed Koshun Maru. 2,673
Oceana (2) 1891 ex- Scot, 1905 purchased from Union-Castle Mail SS Co renamed Oceana, Mediterranean cruising, 1910 sold to Bermuda North Atlantic Co. 7,859
Odenwald (1) 1904 ex- St. Jan, 1907 taken over from East Asiatic Co renamed Odenwald, 1917 seized by USA, renamed Newport News. 3,537
Odenwald (2) 1923 1935 renamed Assuan, 1939 reverted to Odenwald, 1941 captured by US Navy, renamed Willmoto. 5,098
Odenwald (3) 1951 1966 chartered to Indonesia, renamed Pantjaran Sinar, 1969 sold to charterers. 5,057
Oder 1851 sailing ship, 1868 sold to Mecklenburg owners. 621
Oldenburg 1923 1943 torpedoed and sunk off Norway. 8,538
Oliva 1921 1926 purchased from Artus Danzig Reederei, 1928 transferred to Stinnes Line, 1931 sold. 7,885
Olympos 1906 ex- Dora, 1926 purchased from Flensburger Co, Flensburg renamed Olympos, 1932 scrapped. 2,693
Orinoco 1928 South America service, 1941 seized by Mexico, renamed Puebla. 9,660
Orizaba 1939 1940 wrecked off Norway. 4,534
Orontes 1920 1922 sold to Kirchner, Hamburg. 338
Osiris 1922 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1936 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, renamed Babitonga. 4,453
Osorno 1938 1940 became German Navy Burnau, 1944 scuttled. 6,951
Ostmark (1) 1911 1915 seized by Italy renamed Chieri. 4,399
Ostmark (2) 1940 not completed until 1948 ceded to Norway, renamed Skaugum. 8,736
Otavi 1904 ex- Lulu Bohlen. 1907 purchased from Woermann Line renamed Otavi, W. Africa service, 1919 ceded to France, 1922 re-sold to HAPAG, 1924 scrapped. 5,463
Otranto 1921 1923 transferred to Deutsche Levant Line, 1926 sold, renamed Hansi. 987
Oxhoft 1895 ex- Rosenbloom, 1941 purchased from Sweden renamed Oxhoft, 1944 bombed and sunk at Hamburg. 1,740
Palatia (1) 1895 1905 sold to Russian Navy, renamed Nikolaieff. 6,687
Palatia (2) 1912 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Macao. 3,558
Palatia (3) 1928 Caribbean service, 1941 sold to USSR renamed Khasan, 1941 captured in Stettin, renamed Palatia, 1942 bombed and sunk off Norway. 3,979
Pallanza 1891 1908 purchased from R.Sloman, Hamburg, 1915 mined and sunk off River Ems. 4,606
Paraguay 1920 ex- Octavia, 1926 purchased from Stinnes Line, Hamburg, renamed Paraguay, 1936 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line. 3,971
Parthia (1) 1896 1900 taken over with de Freitas fleet, 1914 seized by Britain, renamed Lizzie. 2,728
Parthia (2) 1919 1919 ceded to Britain, renamed Hesperia (Houston Line) 3,928
Patagonia 1890 1904 purchased from Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, 1914 interned at Bahia Blanca, 1920 ceded to Britain. 3,016
Patria (1) 1894 1899 destroyed by fire in English Channel. 6,664
Patria (2) 1919 1919 ceded to Britain, renamed Hesperides (Houston Line) 3,922
Patria (3) 1937 Chile, Peru service, 1945 taken over by Britain renamed Empire Welland. 16,595
Patricia (1) 1899 1919 became U.S Naval transport, 1920 ceded to Britain, operated by Ellerman Line. 13,023
Patricia (2) 1928 Caribbean service, 1940 seized by Holland (KNSM), renamed Haarlem. 3,979
Pavia 1898 1899 renamed Graf Waldersee, 1919 taken over by US Government, 1920 ceded to Britain, managed by P&O Line. 12,830
Pei-Ho 1899 ex- Medan, 1904 purchased from North German Lloyd renamed Pei-Ho, China coastal service, 1910 sold to Japan, renamed Tenchi Maru. 756
Pennsylvania 1896 1900 rebuilt to 13,333 tons, 1917 seized by US Government, renamed Nansemond. (picture) 12,261
Pentelikon 1921 1922 sold to Mathies & Co, renamed Birgit. 337
Persepolis 1905 ex- Gorjistan, 1908 purchased from Strick Line renamed Persepolis, Brazil service, 1915 seized by Italy, renamed Belluno. 4,508
Persia (1) 1894 1897 sold to Atlantic Transport Line, renamed Minnewaska, rebuilt to 7,008 tons. 5,796
Persia (2) 1895 ex- Ingeborg, 1911 purchased from Spielmann & Co, Hamburg renamed Persia, 1912 resold to Spielmann & Co, renamed Oberon. 3,457
Persia (3) 1914 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Aracuja. 3,556
Phaleron 1921 1922 sold to Mathies & Co, renamed Maggie. 336
Phoenicia (1) 1895 1905 sold to Russian Navy, renamed Kronstadt. 6,761
Phoenicia (2) 1913 1916 seized by Portugal, renamed Peniche. 3,566
Phoenicia (3) 1928 Caribbean service, 1946 ceded to USSR, renamed Admiral Simiavin. 4,124
Phonix 1867 North Sea Elbe service, 1887 converted to lighter. 125
Phrygia 1928 Caribbean service, 1940 scuttled off Tampico. 4,138
Pietro Orseolo 1939 1941 taken over from Italy, 1943 sunk off Azores. 6,344
Pisa 1896 1907 purchased from R.Sloman, Hamburg, 1917 seized by USA, renamed Ascutney. 4,967
Polaria (1) 1882 1890 taken over from Carr Line, 1904 scrapped. 2,196
Polaria (2) 1919 1919 ceded to Britain, renamed Porthia (Read & Co) 3,925
Polonia   see Vandalia (1)  
Polynesia (1) 1881 1890 taken over from Carr Line, 1904 sold to Italy. 2,196
Polynesia (2) 1904 South America service, 1914 interned at Montevideo, 1916 seized by Uruguay, renamed Colonia. 6,022
Pommerania 1873 26 Nov 1878 rammed and sunk by sailing barque off Dover; loss of 48 lives. 3,382
Pontos (1) 1900 1900 taken over with de Freitas fleet, 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Pelotas. 5,703
Pontos (2)   see Arta.  
Portia 1911 1928 purchased from A. Kirsten, Hamburg for Svenska Hamburg Line service, 1934 resold to Kirsten, renamed Lavinia. 968
Portland 1928 1943 U.S. & Canada Pacific Coast service, 1943 scuttled off Azores to avoid capture. 7,132
Poseidon 1899 1904 purchased from Finland, Baltic coastal trade, 1910 sold to Finland. 831
Praesident 1905 West Indies service, 1914 interned at New York, 1917 seized by USA, renamed USS Kittery. 1,849
President Grant 1903 ex- Servian, 1907 purchased from Wilson & Furness Leyland Line renamed President Grant, 1917 seized by USA. (picture) 18,072
President Lincoln 1903 ex- Scotian, completion suspended until 1907, purchased from Wilson & Furness Leyland Line, completed as President Lincoln, 1917 seized by USA. 18,168
Pretoria 1897 1919 taken over by US Government, 1920 ceded to Britain and operated by Ellerman Line. 12,800
Preussen (1) 1910 Far East service, 1919 ceded to Britain renamed Trevithick (Hain SS Co). 7,986
Preussen (2) 1922 1941 bombed and sunk off Sicily. 8,230
Preussen (3) 1926 1929 purchased from German Railway, 1941 mined off Sweden. 2,529
Primavera 1898 tug at Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. 124
Primus 1914 1914 renamed Kribi, 1919 ceded to France renamed Albert Le Borgne. 3,860
Prinkipo 1922 1926 under DLL Management, 1926 sold to Norway renamed Ottar Jarl. 1,419
Prinz Adalbert 1902 1902 Far East service, 1904 West Indies service,1914 seized by Britain, renamed Princetown. 6,030
Prinz August Wilhelm 1902 1914 interned in Columbia, 1918 scuttled by crew. 4,733
Prinz Eitel Friedrich 1901 Far East service, 1915 interned at Newport News, 1917 seized by USA, renamed Otsego. 4,650
Prinz Hubertus 1904 ex- Cap Blanco, 1914 purchased from Hamburg Sud Amerika Line renamed Prinz Hubertus, 1919 ceded to Britain but burnt out at London and scrapped. 7,679
Prinz Joachim 1903 1917 seized by USA, renamed Moccassin. 7,679
Prinz Oskar 1902 1917 seized by USA, renamed Orion. 6,026
Prinz 'Q' 1907 ex- Cap Arcona, 1914 purchased from Hamburg South America Line (no new name given because of war, but recorded as Prinz 'Q'), 1919 ceded to France, 1921 renamed Angers.(Messageries Maritimes) 9,832
Prinz Sigismund 1903 1917 seized by USA, renamed General W.C. Gorgas. 4,689
Prinz Waldemar 1903 Far East service, 1904 operated by North German Lloyd, 1907 wrecked by tidal wave after Jamaica earthquake. (picture) 3,227
Prinz Wilhelm 1903 ex- Cap Ortegal, 1914 purchased from Hamburg Sud Amerika Line renamed Prinz Wilhelm, 1919 ceded to France, 1922 renamed Chambord. (Messageries Maritimes) (picture) 7,819
Prinz 'Y' 1906 ex- Cap Vilano, 1914 purchased from Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, (no new name given because of war, but recorded as Prinz 'Y'), 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Sobral, 1918 ceded to France, 1924 renamed General Metzinger. (Messageries Maritimes) 9,467
Prinzessin Victoria Luise 1900 built for cruising, 1906 wrecked near Kingston, Jamaica. 4,409
Prinzessin Heinrich 1896 1904 purchased with Nordsee Line, Elbe tender service, 1923 sold. 919
Prussia (1) 1894 1897 sold to Dominion Line, renamed Dominion. 5,797
Prussia (2) 1912 1917 South America service, 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Cabedello. 3,557
Ramses 1926 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1942 scuttled in Indian Ocean to avoid capture. 7,983
Rapallo 1902 1906 purchased from Furness Withy & Co., 1908 sold to Gulf Line, Hartlepool. 5,112
Remschied 1955 1971 renamed Silver Cloud, 1973 sold to China, renamed Siehting. 3,280
Reliance   see Johann Heinrich Burchard.  
Rendsburg (1) 1926 1926 taken over with Deutsche Australische fleet, 1940 seized by Holland, renamed Toenjoek. 6,200
Rendsberg (2) 1959 ex- Tove Lilian, 1965 purchased from Norway renamed Rendsberg, 1972 sold to Panama, renamed Musing. 5,448
Resolute   see William O'Swald.  
Rethymo 1922 Mediterranean service, 1926 sold to Norway, renamed Kong Halfdan. 1,424
Revel   see Canadia.  
Rhaetia (1) 1883 1895 sold to US Government, renamed Cassius. 3,553
Rhaetia (2) 1905 mainly South America service, 1917 seized by USA, renamed Black Hawk. 6,600
Rhakotis   see San Francisco.  
Rhein (1) 1849 barque, 1858 sold. 450
Rhein (2) 1926 1926 taken over from Stinnes Line 1940 scuttled in Gulf of Mexico to avoid capture. 6,049
Rheinland (1) 1918 1919 ceded to Britain but sank en route. 10,892
Rheinland (2) 1922 1926 sank in collision off China coast. 6,552
Rheinland (3) 1926 1940 seized by Holland, renamed Berkhala. 6,622
Rheinland (4) 1959 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1978 sold to Thailand, renamed Jutha Karnchana. 6,703
Rhenania (1) 1873 West Indies route, 1878 sold to French Line, renamed Saint Simon. 3,090
Rhenania (2) 1880 collier, 1900 sold to R.Sloman, Hamburg, renamed Sicily. 1,845
Rhenania (3) 1904 South America service, 1915 seized by Italy renamed Feltre. 6,403
Rhoda   see Los Angeles.  
Rhodopsis 1907 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1932 scrapped. 7,056
Robert Ley 1939 cruise liner, 1945 bombed and sunk at Hamburg. 27,288
Rothenburg 1944 ex- Trivia, 1955 purchased from Sweden renamed Rothenburg, 1960 renamed Blankenburg, 1961 sold to Hong Kong, renamed Taiwashan. 2,671
Rugia (1) 1882 1895 sold to Fabre Line, renamed Patria. 3,467
Rugia (2) 1905 1919 ceded to Britain, 1922 returned to HAPAG, 1933 scrapped. 6,598
Ruhr 1925 1926 taken over from Stinnes Line, 1943 torpedoed off Sicily. 5,955
Russia 1889 1895 sold to Cia Trasatlantica renamed Santa Barbara, 1896 repurchased reverted to Russia, 1899 sold to Russian Steam Nav.Co, renamed Odessa. 3,908
Saar 1922 1926 purchased from Rochling & Menzel, 1926 renamed Samos, 1935 transferred to DLL Managemant, 1941 mined and sunk off Benghazi. 2,576
Saarland (1) 1923 1940 transferred to Japan, renamed Teiyo Maru. 6,863
Saarland (2) 1957 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1977 sold to Panama, renamed Franca. 6,516
Sachsen (1) 1910 1917 seized by USA, renamed Chattahootchee. 8,007
Sachsen (2) 1922 1936 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, renamed La Plata. 8,109
Sachsenwald (1) 1904 ex- St. Croix, 1907 taken over from East Asiatic Co renamed Sachsenwald, 1917 seized by USA, renamed General O.H. Ernst. 3,559
Sachsenwald (2) 1910 ex- Mette Jensen, 1921 purchased from C.Jensen, Denmark renamed Sachsenwald, 1931 scrapped. 4,588
Sachsenwald (3) 1944 1945 ceded to USSR renamed Dimitri Pozharski. 6,267
Sachsenwald (4) 1929 ex- Somerville, 1950 purchased from Norway renamed Sachsenwald, 1953 sold to Schulte & Bruns, Bremen, renamed Ursula Schulte. 4,254
Salamanca 1905 South America service, 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Alegrete. 5,970
Sambia 1899 1917 seized by US Government, renamed Tunica. 4,965
Samos   see Saar.  
San Francisco 1927 U.S. Pacific coast service, 1935 renamed Rhakotis, South America service, 1943 scuttled off Cape Finisterre to avoid capture. 6,753
Sardinia 1898 1916 seized by Portugal in Azores, renamed Sao Jorge. 3,601
Sarnia 1892 ex- Gerda, 1898 purchased from E.Retzlaff, Stettin renamed Sarnia, 1919 ceded to Britain, renamed Baysarnia, operated by Bay SS Co. 3,402
Sauerland (1) 1918 1919 ceded to Britain, renamed Norfolk (Federal S.N. Co) 10,973
Sauerland (2) 1928 1940 became Sperrbrecher VII for German Navy, 1944 torpedoed in Bay of Biscay. 7,087
Savoia 1889 ex- Kriemhild, 1898 purchased from E.Retzlaff, Stettin renamed Savoia, 1917 seized by US Government, renamed General H. F. Hodges. 2,614
Saxonia (1) 1857 1879 sold to Russian Volunteer Fleet, renamed Nijni Novgorod. 2,672
Saxonia (2) 1878 collier, 1897 sold to Armement Deppe, Belgium, renamed Adolf Deppe. 1,745
Saxonia (3) 1899 1917 seized by US Government, renamed Savannah. 4,424
Scandia (1) 1889 1898 sold to U.S. Transportation Corps, renamed Warren. 4,375
Scandia (2) 1897 ex- Konigsberg, 1904 purchased from North German Lloyd renamed Scandia, 1920 ceded to Britain. 4,506
Schaumburg 1892 ex- Gulf of Siam, 1903 purchased from Gulf Line,Greenock renamed Schaumburg, 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Horta. 3,389
Scheer 1915 1926 purchased from Stinnes Line, 1940 seized by Holland, renamed Mankai. 8,298
Schiller 1873 7th May 1875 ran aground on Scillies and broke up; loss of 312 lives. (This happened before the ship was officially taken over from Adler Line) 3,490
Schulau (1) 1856 Hamburg - Cuxhaven service, 1861 sank. 200
Schulau (2) 1901 tug at Hamburg. 269
Schwarzburg 1890 ex- Gulf of Bothnia, 1903 purchased from Gulf Line,Greenock renamed Schwarzburg, 1916 seized by Portugal at Azores. 3,354
Schwarzwald (1) 1911 1917 mined and sunk off Borkum. 4,892
Schwarzwald (2) 1922 1935 sold to H.Vogemann, Hamburg renamed Rheingold. 5,055
Scotia   see Grimm.  
Seattle 1928 U.S. & Canada Pacific Coast service, 1940 sunk by gunfire off Norway. 7,369
Sebara 1908 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1932 scrapped. 4,682
Sebenico 1921 1924 transferred to DLL, renamed Imatra, 1940 sold to Norway, renamed Moysalen. 990
Secundus 1914 1919 ceded to France. 4,499
Seeburg 1940 (captured while building at Copenhagen as Adelaide Star for Blue Star Line), 1945 ceded to Poland, renamed Dzierzynski. 12,636
Seerose 1906 landing steamer at Heligoland, 1922 sold. 48
Seestern 1906 landing steamer at Heligoland, 1922 sold. 49
Segovia 1900 1915 seized by Italy at Massawa, renamed Crema. 4,945
Senegambia   see Nurnberg (1)  
Serbia 1894 ex- Erato, 1898 purchased from E.Retzlaff, Stettin renamed Serbia, 1906 grounded and sank off Holland. 3,694
Sestoris 1922 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet, 1941 scuttled at Puerto Cabello. 4,015
Sevilla 1900 1900 taken over with de Freitas fleet, 1914 interned in Argentina, 1919 ceded to Britain. 5,156
Si Kiang 1907 ex- Ching An, 1907 purchased for China coastal service renamed Si Kiang, 1938 sold to Italy, renamed Reno. 1,840
Sibiria 1894 ex- Hertha, 1898 purchased from E.Retzlaff, Stettin renamed Sibiria, Yangtse River service, 1914 purchased by US Government. 3,535
Sicilia   see Stubbenhuk.  
Sieglinde 1905 1907 purchased from Union Line, Hamburg, 1919 ceded to Britain, renamed Maid of Patras. 3,037
Siegmund 1905 1907 purchased from Union Line, Hamburg, 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Therezina. 3,043
Silesia (1) 1869 1887 sold to H.F.Swan, Newcastle, renamed Pacifica, 1890 resold to Italy, renamed Citta di Napoli. 3,168
Silesia (2) 1896 ex- Wally, 1898 purchased from E.Retzlaff, Stettin renamed Silesia, 1914 interned in Dutch East Indies, 1917 transferred to Holland as compensation, 1920 renamed Kaandijk, Holland America Line. 4,861
Silvana 1897 1905 purchased with Nordsee Line, Elbe service, 1919 ceded to France, 1920 returned to HAPAG, 1924 scrapped. 804
Silver Cloud   see Remschied.  
Silvia 1900 1917 owned by Government of Uruguay, renamed Rivera. 6,580
Sithonia 1900 1914 interned at Sabang, 1919 ceded to Britain. 6,569
Slavonia (1) 1883 ex-Macassar, 1886 purchased from Insulinde SS Co., Amsterdam renamed Slavonia, 1897 sold to DLL, renamed Leros. 2,215
Slavonia (2) 1900 ex- Strassburg, 1905 purchased from North German Lloyd renamed Slavonia, 1919 surrendered to France, renamed Marigot (French Line) 4,514
Smyrna 1912 ex- Heidelberg, 1920 purchased from Argo AG, Bremen renamed Smyrna, 1926 sold to North German Lloyd. 1,517
Sofia 1933 Mediterranean service, 1935 transferred to DLL, 1938 sold to Oldenburg-Potuguese Line renamed Telde. 2,978
Solingen 1955 1972 sold, renamed Omega. 3,280
Spalato 1921 1924 sold Norway renamed Turid. 989
Sparta 1895 1900 taken over with de Freitas fleet, 1914 sold to Messageries Maritimes, renamed Imerina. 2,199
Speyer 1967 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 5,617
Spezia   see Bamberg.  
Spreewald (1) 1907 1914 captured by Royal Navy renamed Lucia for Elder Dempster & Co. 3,899
Spreewald (2) 1923 1935 renamed Anubis, 1939 reverted to Spreewald, 1942 sunk in error by U-Boat. 5,083
Spreewald (3) 1951 1966 chartered to Indonesia renamed Eka Daja Samudera, 1969 sold to charterers. 5,094
St. Louis 1929 Caribbean service, 1941 transferred to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, 1946 converted to hospital at Hamburg. 16,732
Staatssekretar Krateke 1905 1917 seized by USA, renamed Verdun. 2,009
Stade 1897 tug at Hamburg. 229
Stassfurt 1930 Far East service, 1940 seized by Holland, renamed Langkoeas. 7,395
Steiermark (1) 1911 1917 seized by Brazilian Government renamed Camamu, 1922 managed by Lloyd Brasileiro, 1927 purchased by Lloyd Brasileiro, 1961 scrapped. 4,570
Steiermark (2) 1938 1940 became surface raider Kormoran, 1941 sunk by HMAS Sydney. 8,736
Steigerwald 1911 1919 ceded to Britain, 1923 sold to Messageries Maritimes, renamed Amiral Pierre then La Perouse. 4,836
Strassburg (1) 1911 1934 Baltic feeder service, 1934 sold to J. Reinecke, Hamburg, renamed Johann. 943
Strassburg (2) 1930 ex- Baloeran, 1940 captured from Rotterdam Lloyd renamed Strassburg, 1943 mined and beached off Holland. 17,001
Strudel 1909 ex- Frisia, 1940 purchased from Swedish Lloyd renamed Strudel, 1944 bombed, sunk, salvaged, 1949 became French Tensiff. 1,059
Stubbenhuk 1890 1894 acquired with Hamburg Hansa Line fleet, 1895 renamed Sicilia, 1913 sold to Japan, renamed Komegata Maru, then Heian Maru. 2,922
Stuttgart 1953 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1974 sold to Greece, renamed Gabriela. 5,370
Stuttgart Express 1977 1980 still in service. 32,928
Sudmark 1913 1914 captured by HMS Black Prince, 1918 renamed Huntscraft. 5,113
Suevia (1) 1874 1894 laid up, 1896 sold to France, renamed Quatre Amis. 3,609
Suevia (2) 1896 ex- Ceres, 1898 purchased from E.Retzlaff, Stettin renamed Suevia, 1917 seized by US Government, renamed Wachusett. 4,149
Sui An 1899 1901 purchased from Rickmers, Tsingtao, China River service, 1906 sold to Hong Kong, Canton & Macao Steam Boat Co., Hong Kong. 1,619
Sui Tai 1899 1901 purchased from Rickmers, Tsingtao, China River service, 1906 sold to Hong Kong, Canton & Macao Steam Boat Co., Hong Kong. 1,619
Sui Mow 1907 China coastal service, 1915 captured by Japan, renamed Tamoshima Maru. 1,857
Sumatra 1941 1943 taken over by Germany from Holland, 1944 bombed and sunk, 1945 salvaged and returned to Holland. 9,553
Sunion 1921 1921 went missing in Baltic. 320
Swakopmund 1903 ex- Professor Woermann, 1908 purchased from Woermann Line renamed Swakopmund, West & South Africa service, ceded to Britain, renamed Arafura (Eastern & Australasian SS Co.) 5,638
Sydney Express 1970 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 27,407
Sylt 1883 1904 purchased for Estuary service, 1922 sold. 89
Syra 1922 1926 purchased from DLL, 1937 acquired by German Navy renamed Weichsel. 2,465
Syria 1898 1916 torpedoed and sunk by Russian submarine in Baltic Sea. 3,597
Tacoma 1930 U.S. Pacific Coast service, 1942 seized by Uruguay. 8,268
Tanganjika 1922 1936 purchased from Deutsche Ost Afrika Line, 1936 transferred to Woermann Line, Hamburg, 1943 bombed and sunk. 8,540
Tannenburg 1934 Baltic service, 1941 mined and sunk. 5,404
Taunus 1919 ex- Lisa, 1928 purchased from Deutsche Tankreederei renamed Taunus, 1936 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, renamed Cordoba. 4,611
Teutonia (1) 1856 1859 purchased from German Brazilian Line, 1877 sold to Dominion Line. 2,266
Teutonia (2) 1878 collier, 1901 sold to R. Sloman, Hamburg, renamed Spezia. 1,762
Teutonia (3) 1889 ex- Helene Rickmers, 1899 purchased from Rickmers Line renamed Teutonia, 1905 sold to Russian Reserve Fleet, renamed Oranienbaum. 3,066
Teutonia (4)   see Habsburg.  
Thasos 1903 1921 acquired from Deutsche Levant Line, 1922 renamed Volos, 1931 transferred to Deutsche Levant Line and wrecked at Turkey. 1,905
Thessalia (1) 1905 South America service, 1914 interned in Chile, 1918 returned to HAPAG, 1923 renamed Galicia (2),1933 scrapped. 6,146
Thessalia (2)   see Mexico.  
Thor 1886 1919 purchased from Denmark, 1923 sold to Memel owners. 271
Thuringia (1) 1869 1878 sold to Russian Volunteer Fleet, renamed St. Petersburg. 3,133
Thuringia (2) 1880 collier, 1897 abandoned to underwriters, sold to Clyde SS Co, NY, renamed Navahoe. 1,881
Thuringia (3)   see California (2)  
Thuringia (4) 1922 USA service, 1930 renamed General San Martin, South America service, 1936 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line. 11,251
Thuringia (5) 1967 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 8,136
Tinos 1914 ex- Rio De Janeiro, 1927 purchased from Norway renamed Tinos, 1935 transferred to DLL, 1941 bombed and sunk at Benghazi. 2,826
Tirpitz (1) 1914 1919 ceded to Britain, 1921 renamed Empress of China (Canadian Pacific). 21,498
Tirpitz (2) 1921 1926 purchased from Stinnes Line, 1941 sunk by mine in Mediterranean. 7,970
Togo 1893 ex- Erich Woermann, 1907 purchased from Woermann Line renamed Togo, West Africa service, 1916 seized by Portugal, renamed Brava. 3,184
Tokio Express 1973 1980 still in service. 58,082
Toledo 1914 ex- Algeria, 1922 purchased from Anchor Line renamed Toledo, Caribbean service, 1934 scrapped. 8,123
Tolima 1940 launched but damaged by bombs, 1950 rebuilt and renamed Monte Cassino (Poland) 1,285
Trier 1967 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 5,619
Troja (1) 1896 1900 taken over with de Freitas fleet, 1914 sold to Roland Line, renamed Atta. 2,720
Troja (2) 1922 1940 scuttled to avoid capture at Aruba. 2,390
Tsad   Tsad see Dania (2)  
Tsintau 1891 ex- Santelmo, 1901 purchased from M. Jebson renamed Tsintau, Hong Kong-Vladivostok route, 1910 sold to Too Chang SN Co, Shanghai, renamed Too Sui. 1,588
Tubingen (1) 1955 1970 sold to Cimbria, Flensberg, renamed Ceena. 6,342
Tubingen (2)   see Leverkusen (2)  
Uarda 1914 ex- Altube-Mendi, 1926 taken over with Kosmos fleet renamed Uarda, 1934 scrapped. 7,232
Uckermark (1) 1911 1916 seized by Portugal, renamed Alentejo. 4,399
Uckermark (2) 1930 Far East service, 1941 scuttled at Massawa, Italian Somaliland. 7,021
Uruguay 1921 1928 purchased from Stinnes Line, 1928 sold, 1936 purchased by Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, 1940 scuttled off Iceland to avoid capture. 5,846
Valdivia 1886 ex- Tijuca, 1896 purchased from Hamburg Sud-Amerika Line renamed Valdivia, West Indies service, 1908 sold to P. Hinsch, Hamburg, renamed Tom G.Corpi, 1909 sold to S.G.T.M., France, renamed Flandre. 2,175
Valencia (1) 1886 ex- Campinas, 1896 purchased from Hamburg Sud-Amerika Line renamed Valencia, West Indies service, 1904 wrecked en route New York -West Indies. 2,194
Valencia (2) 1912 1919 ceded to Britain, 1922 renamed Hughli. 5,232
Valesia (1) 1882 ex- Etna, 1890 purchased from B. Wencke, Hamburg renamed Valesia, 1904 sold to Russia, renamed Borga. 2,333
Valesia (2) 1912 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Belmonte then Palmares. 5,227
Vancouver 1930 U.S. / Canada Pacific coast service, 1940 seized by Holland, renamed Curacao. 8,269
Vandalia (1) 1871 1884 sold to Hamburg-Hansa Line, renamed Kehrweider, 1894 taken over with Hansa fleet, 1895 renamed Polonia, 1897 scrapped. 2,810
Vandalia (2) 1905 ex- Inverclyde, 1905 purchased before completion renamed Vandalia, 1912 sunk in collision in River Elbe. 4,179
Vaterland (1) 1913 1917 seized by USA, renamed Leviathan. 52,282
Vaterland (2) 1940 launched but never completed, bombed and later scrapped. 40,000
Veendam 1923 1941 captured from Holland America Line became accommodation ship, 1946 returned to Holland. 15,450
Venetia 1891 1897 sold to R. Sloman, Hamburg, renamed Bellagio. 2,891
Venezia 1890 ex- Amazonas, 1904 purchased from Hamburg Sud Amerika Line renamed Venezia, 1914 taken over by German Navy, renamed Sperrbrecher II, 1915 torpedoed, beached, total loss. 2,987
Victoria Luise   see Deutschland (3)  
Virginia (1) 1891 1899 sold to Deutsche Ost Afrika Line, renamed Sultan. 2,884
Virginia (2) 1889 ex- Italparica, 1905 purchased from Hamburg Sud Amerika Line renamed Virginia, 1916 sold to Jason Nav. Co, New York, renamed Jason. 2,552
Virgo 1898 1904 purchased from Finland, 1912 sold to Finland, renamed Mira. 839
Vogtland (1) 1916 1919 ceded to Britain, renamed Cambridge (Federal S.N. Co) 10,892
Vogtland (2) 1923 1940 seized by Holland, renamed Berakit. 7,106
Vogtland (3) 1959 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1978 sold to Thailand, renamed Jutha Rajata. 6,703
Volos   see Thasos.  
Vorwarts 1906 1948 ex- North German Lloyd, Hamburg - Cuxhaven - Sylt service, 1950 scrapped. 726
Vulcan 1873 1877 feeder service into Hamburg, 1877 sold to H. Naumann, Hamburg. 1,042
Wandrahm 1891 1892 acquired with Hamburg Hansa Line fleet, 1894 renamed Hispania, 1910 sold to E. Retzlaff, Stettin. 2,578
Warthe 1940 1944 bombed and sunk Gdynia, salvaged by Poles and renamed Warta. 4,922
Wasgenwald (1) 1912 1917 seized by USA, renamed Shoshone, 1919 sold to Canada SS Co., renamed Manoa, 1926 resold to HAPAG, renamed Grunewald, 1932 scrapped. 3,917
Wasgenwald (2) 1922 1940 seized by Holland at Sabang, renamed Sembilangen. 4,990
Weimar 1956 1972 sold to China, renamed Minchang. 8,408
Weissenburg 1953 1971 sold to Somalia, renamed Jane Phoenix. 2,818
Wendemuth 1912 salvage tug, 1926 sold to Bugsier & Bergungs, Hamburg renamed Vulkan. 395
Wendland 1919 1919 ceded to Britain, renamed Cumberland (Federal S.N. Co) 11,446
Weser 1857 sailing ship, ex- Peter Godeffroy, 1857 purchased renamed Weser, 1858 sank after stranding. 740
Westerland 1900 ex- Southwold Belle, 1912 purchased from Woolwich & Clacton Steamboat Co renamed Westerland, 1912 transferred as passenger tender at Havre, renamed Bon Voyage, 1914 seized by France. 566
Westerwald (1) 1907 1916 seized by Portugal, renamed Lima. 3,901
Westerwald (2) 1921 1936 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line, renamed Campinas. 4,541
Westfalia 1964 1972 to Hapag-Lloyd, 1980 still in service. 8,097
Westmark 1914 Far East service, 1918 transferred to Dutch ownership as war reparation, renamed Jacatra. 5,870
Westphalia (1) 1868 1887 sold to H.F. Swan, Newcastle, renamed Atlantica, resold same year to Italy, renamed Provincia di Sao Paulo. 3,188
Westphalia (2) 1889 ex- Sophie Rickmers, 1899 purchased from Rickmers Line renamed Westphalia, 1918 sold to Bugsier Rhederei, Hamburg, renamed Pinnau. 3,079
Westphalia (3) 1923 USA service, 1930 renamed General Artigas, South America service, 1936 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line. 11,343
Wieland 1874 1875 taken over with the Adler Line, 1895 sold. 3,507
Wien 1957 1972 sold to China, renamed Mingwei. 6,380
Wiesbaden 1957 1972 sold to China, renamed Mingyao. 6,354
Wilhelmshaven 1944 1945 ceded to Britain, renamed Empire Douglas. 1,925
William O'Swald 1914 never sailed under this name but 1916 ceded to Holland as reparations, renamed Brabantia, 1922 sold to United American Line, renamed Resolute, 1926 repurchased by HAPAG, 1935 sold to Italy, renamed Lombardia. 20,200
Willkommen 1895 1899 purchased from North German Lloyd, Cuxhaven local service, 1924 sold. 508
Windhuk 1905 ex- Gertrud Woermann, 1908 purchased from Woermann Line renamed Windhuk,1919 ceded to Britain, renamed City of Genoa (Ellerman Lines). 6,344
Wischhafen 1944 1946 ceded to Norway, renamed Solnes. 1,923
Wolfsburg 1962 1971 sold to Portugal, renamed Muxima. 6,955
Worms 1959 1972 sold to China, renamed Minglang. 6,474
Wuppertal (1) 1936 1940 seized by Holland, renamed Noesaniwi. 6,737
Wuppertal (2) 1956 1971 sold, renamed Morning Cloud. 3,280
Wurttemberg (1) 1914 1916 seized by Portugal, 1921 renamed Amarante. 7,678
Wurttemberg (2) 1921 1935 sold and became whale factory ship Jan Wellem. 8,894
Ypiranga 1908 South America service, 1919 ceded to Britain, became Assyria (Anchor Line) 8,103

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