Passenger on ship Coblenz #general
I have just found an ancestor on the Hamburg indirect passenger list leaving
Hamburg on 2 Aug 1899 for America on the ss. Coblenz via Glasgow. The ship is
listed as the Leith line. I can not find any arrivals of this ship in the USA.
Can anyone help?
Carol Coplin Baker
Ancestry shows only one arrival of the ship in the US. >from Bremen to
Philadelphia arriving Dec 10, 1900.
There is no mention of the Coblenz in the on-line Historic New York
Times for August - September 1899. Ship arrivals & departures were
listed in their "Shipping and Foreign Mails" column daily.
The indirect list is an indication that your passenger transferred to
another ship in Glagow. Apparently the Coblenz did not go on to the USA.
Carol Baker wrote:
I have just found an ancestor on the Hamburg indirect passenger listDifficult if you do not give particulars about the person.
About the line and the ship:
Leith, Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co.
Coblenz 1883, 1932 scrapped.
shows many arrivals >from the Coblenz to Castle Garden.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
A. E. Jordan
I checked a shipping reference book called North Atlantic Seaway which is
considered to be one of the best reference sources on trans-Atlantic shipping.
The only Coblenz they list was built in 1897 for North German Lloyd
(Norddeutscher LLoyd). She was introduced in 1897 sailing >from Bremen to Rio de
Janeiro and Santos. According to this reference source she did not sail the USA
route till 1900 when she went Bremen to Baltimore and later added a stop in
Philadelphia. Its possible this book is wrong but North German Lloyd was a
Bremen firm so it would be very unlikely to find them in Hamburg.
Leith Line did not sail trans-Atlantic to the USA. Its possible that Leith
Line had a ship with the same name but I suspect it only ran Germany to
Scotland (Leith being a city just outside Edinburgh) and there your family
member must have changed ships before heading to America.
Using August 1899 as a starting date look for other ships between
England/Scotland and the USA with your family.