Donau

Donau, sailing from Hamburg, GER to NY.

barkshipThis is an artist's drawing of what the ship, the Donau might have looked like in 1862. DONAU, Heydtmann, master, which arrived at New York on 16 May 1854, 36 days from Hamburg. This vessel, described in 1853 as a bark, and in 1854 and later as a ship, was built in Altona (now part of Hamburg, but then a port in the kingdom of Hannover) in 1853 by Dreyer for the Hamburg-Amerikanische Paketfahrt-Aktiengesellschaft (Hamburg American Line). 237 Commerzlasten (1 Commerzlast=2,806.266 kilograms), measurement "zwischen den Steven" 139.6 x 31 x 19.6 (length x width x depth of hold) Hamburg feet (1 Hamburg foot=.28657 meters). She sailed almost exclusively on the Hamburg-New York route, although she also sailed to Charleston, SC, in 1858/59 and 1859/60, to London in 1861, to Hull in 1861 and 1862, and to Philadelphia in 1865. In 1866, she was sold, after having been damaged at sea, to Hall, of Boston, and sailed to Port Louis, Mauritius, as the DRESDEN

[Walter Kresse, _Seeschiffs-Verzeichnis der Hamburger Reedereien 1824-1888_, Teil 1, Mitteilungen aus dem Museum f"ur Hamburgische Geschichte, N.F., 5 (Hamburg: Museum fur Hamburgische Geschichte, 1969 ]. I know nothing of her later history, although she may be listed in _Lloyd's Register of North American Shipping_. There may be additional information on her, including a picture, in Arnold Kludas and Herbert Bischoff, _Die Schiffe der Hamburg-Amerika-Linie_, Bd. 1: 1847-1906 (Herford: Koehler, 1979). Posted to the Emigration-Ships Mailing List by Michael Palmer - 27 July 1997]

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The Passenger List of the Donau, sailing from Hamburg to NY on 25 April 1862

BLUHM, Joh.

42

M

Farmer

~~, Sabine

34

F

W

~~, Carl

7

M

Child

~~, Minna

5

F

Child

~~, Herrm.

2

M

Child

LUEDER, Ernestine

24

F

WO

~~, August

2

M

Child

DORN, Joh.

27

M

Farmer

WILD, Joh.

42

M

Farmer

~~, Marie

38

F

W

~~, Friedericke

7

F

Child

RUGE, Maria

56

F

WO

~~, Carl

16

M

S

CASPAR, Bluemchen

44

F

WO

~~, Hannchen

7

F

Child

~~, Eva

6

F

Child

~~, Abraham

5

M

Child

~~, Mine

4

F

Child

BOROWALK, A.X.F.

20

M

Labr

METTNER, Caroline

33

F

S

BROSSMANN, Wilh.

41

M

Shmk

~~, Heinr.

18

M

S

~~, Joha.

16

F

D

SPRINGER, Mina

19

F

Sgl

~~, Henriette

15

F

Sgl

JACOBSOHN, Tholine

28

F

Sgl

~~, Herrm.

17

M

Tlr

POSENER, Alvin

58

M

Tlr

~~, Hanne

45

F

W

~~, Rosalie

7

F

Child

ALEXANDER, Abr.

15

M

Tlr

GOLDBERG, Jacob

19

M

Tlr

VOLGENAU, Marie

54

F

WO

~~, Auguste

13

F

D

GUTMANN, David

24

M

Tlr

GAEDE, Chr.

60

M

Labr

~~, Auguste

19

F

D

~~, Wilh.

16

M

Sgl

DAVID, Roeschen

17

F

Sgl

BALL, Bertha

19

F

Sgl

FISCHER, Albert

25

M

Mcht

ROSENKI, Heinr.

38

M

Pntr

WOELFFER, Herrm.

29

M

Labr

GREIER, Catha.

52

F

WO

~~, Heinr.

24

M

Sgl

~~, Susanne

17

F

D

~~, Gottlieb

15

M

Sgl

~~, Mgtha.

12

F

D

~~, Dorothea

7

F

Child

~~, Anna

6

F

Child

WOELFFER, J.A.

28

M

Bkr

GOETTSCH, Hans

36

M

Labr

GOETTSCH, Antje

31

F

W

GOETTSCH, Heinr.

7

M

Child

GOETTSCH, Joach.

5

M

Child

STOLTENBERG, Becke

17

F

Sgl

AUSSICKER, Joh.

22

M

Semn

~~, Auguste

17

F

W

KEHL, Gideon

22

M

Tlr

MAY, Friederike

56

F

WO

~~, Peter

26

M

S

~~, Leonh.

22

M

S

BRUEGGMANN, Claus

27

M

Semn

SPANGBERG, Wilhe.

32

F

Sgl

BERLITZ, Jul.

17

M

CL

CHRISTOFFERS, Anna

23

F

Sgl

REESE, Heinr

47

M

CCHMN

~~, Anna

17

F

D

WILKENS, Adelheid

15

F

Sgl

HENNIG, Wilh.

17

M

Farmer

PAUCH, Carl

43

M

Inkp

SCHMIDT, Carl

30

M

Labr

HERMANN, Marie

58

F

WO

NIEVERT, Ulrich

20

M

Engr


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