The Kippelman / Kipilman Family
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The Polonia

Hersz Leib and Cywja Kippelman arrived in the US on this ship. The following ship information is from the Ellis Island web site.

Built by Barclay Curle & Company, Glasgow, Scotland, 1911. 7,890 gross tons; 45 (bp) feet long; 56 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw. Service speed 15 knots.

Built for Russian American Line, in 1911 and named Kursk. Libau-New York and later Archangel-New York service. Transferred to the British Government in 1917 and managed by Cunard Line. Sold to Baltic-America Line, Danish flag, in 1921 and renamed Polonia. Libau-New York service. Sold to Polish Transatlantic Shipping Company, Polish flag, in 1930. Gdynia-New York service. Gdynia-Buenos Aires service from 1936. Scrapped in 1939.

Port of Departure: Danzig

Date of Arrival: May 12, 1921


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