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Hamburg
Hamburg - Hanseatic - Maxim Gorkiy
 
 
This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of the Deutsche Atlantik liner Hamburg, which became the Soviet cruise ship Maxim Gorkiy.
 
In December 1965, a new company known as Deutsche Atlantik Line was formed to finance a new ship to replace the Hamburg Atlantik liner Hanseatic (1). Axel Bitsch-Christensen, the manager of Hamburg Atlantik, drew up a scheme to offer past passengers shares in the new company. This was successful, and an order was placed for the 25000 ton Hamburg in November 1966. However, the Hanseatic (1) had been badly damaged by fire in September 1966. She was towed to Hamburg, but considered unsuitable for repair. To replace her, the loss-making Shalom of Zim Lines was bought in 1967 by a third company, the Hanseatic Schiffahrts Gesellschaft, and renamed Hanseatic (2). The Hamburg Atlantik Line was then wound up, and the Hanseatic (2) was marketed as the Deutsche Atlantik Line. She was joined by the new Hamburg in 1969, by which time both ships were cruising full time, with annual positioning trips across the Atlantic. 1973 was a difficult year for cruise operators, and Hanseatic (2) was sold to Home Lines as their Doric. The Hamburg was briefly renamed Hanseatic (3), but was then sold herself to the Soviet Union in early 1974, becoming the Maxim Gorkiy. She has spent many years on charter to German operator Phoenix Reisen, with the charter ending in November 2008.
 
 
Ship Names on this Page:-
Hamburg - Deutsche Atlantik 1969-74
Hanseatic (3) - Deutsche Atlantik 1969-74
Maxim Gorkiy - Soviet Union 1974-
Maxim Gorkiy - Phoenix Reisen Charter
   Maxim Gorkiy in 1996
   Maxim Gorkiy in 2002
   Maxim Gorkiy in 2004
   Maxim Gorkiy in 2006
   Maxim Gorkiy in 2007 
   Maxim Gorkiy in 2008
 
Associated Pages:-
Deutsche Atlantik Linie
Phoenix Reisen
Soviet Passenger Ships - Header Page
Soviet Page 3: Purchased Ships - Vessels purchased by the Soviet Bloc after 1948
Cruise Ship Postcards
Ocean Liner Postcards
Simplon Postcards Home Page
  
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Hamburg - Hanseatic (3)
(1969-74)
 
The Hamburg was ordered in 1966, and entered service in January 1969, the first major German-built liner since 1938. Although intended for the Hamburg-New York service, she operated as a full time cruise ship from new. In 1973 she was renamed Hanseatic (3) when the Hanseatic (2) was sold to Home Lines. I do not have any postcards issued of Hanseatic (3). The new name was short lived, since Hamburg was sold to the Soviet Union as the Maxim Gorkiy in 1974.
 
Deutsche Atlantik official postcard of Hamburg.



Deutsche Atlantik official postcard of Hamburg. An enlargement of the ship is also shown



Deutsche Atlantik official postcard of Hamburg and Hanseatic(2) at St Thomas.



Deutsche Atlantik official postcard of Hamburg in the Caribbean.



HHH (Hans Hartz, Hamburg) postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg, serial 1/559.



HHH (Hans Hartz, Hamburg) postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg, serial 1/5369.



HHH (Hans Hartz, Hamburg) postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg, serial 1/550.



HHH (Hans Hartz, Hamburg) postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg, serial 1/568.



HHH (Hans Hartz, Hamburg) postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg, serial 1/711.



Anders, Hamburg, postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg, serial 8585. the freighter in the foreground is the Rio Lujan (1949) of state-owned Empresa Lineas Maritimes Argentinas.



Kruger, Hamburg, postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg, serial 920/210.



Kruger, Hamburg, postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg, serial 920/208.



Postcard of Hamburg at Hamburg.



Francisco Ribeiro, Funchal, postcard of Hamburg at Funchal, Madeira, serial MD 136.






Maxim Gorkiy 1974-2008
 
1973 was a difficult year for cruise operators, and Hanseatic (2) was sold to Home Lines as their Doric. The Hamburg was briefly renamed Hanseatic (3), but was then sold herself to the Soviet Union (Black Sea Shipping Co) in early 1974, becoming the Maxim Gorkiy. She has subsequently spent many years catering for the German market, on charter to Phoenix Reisen of Bonn.
 
 
Russian-produced card of Maxim Gorkiy, in Soviet colours ('hammer & sickle')



Official postcard of Maxim Gorkiy.
Scan: Ken Murayama.



Worldpostcard-Service Nr.100 (Zorneding, Germany) of Maxim Gorkiy, in Soviet colours.



Chantry Classics CC/S111 of Maxim Gorkiy in Soviet colours.
Photo: Glenn Gunderson. New York.



Buro Bremerhaven-Werberg postcard of Estonia produced for the port of Bremerhaven.
The Maxim Gorkiy is seen in the background.



An official postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, in Soviet colours, produced for a charter to Nur Touristic of Frantfurt/Main.






Phoenix Reisen Charter


An official postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, in Soviet colours, produced for her charter to Phoenix Reisen of Bonn.



An official postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, in Soviet colours, produced for Phoenix Reisen of Bonn.



A Pieter Oost postcard of Maxim Gorkiy (no serial number).



Postcard of Maxim Gorkiy at Halifax.



An official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, in post-Soviet colours.
Published by 7 Seas Postcards, the serial number is Nr.3, and the photo is by Uli Deiss.



An official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, in post-Soviet colours.
Published by 7 Seas Postcards, the serial number is Nr.4, and the photo is by Uli Deiss.



An official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, in post-Soviet colours.
Published by 7 Seas Postcards, the serial number is Nr.665, and the photo is by Uli Deiss in Magdalenbucht, Spitzbergen.



An official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, produced for Millennium 2000, when she was at the annual fireworks display at Funchal, Madeira.
Published by Europostcard.



An official Phoenix Reisen postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, in post-Soviet colours.



World Ships postcard Nr.02 of Maxim Gorkiy, in post-Soviet colours.
The photo is by D.Hasenpusch.





Maxim Gorkiy in 1996

Maxim Gorkiy arriving at San Francisco
Photos:  Marvin Jensen in San Francisco, 7th May 1996
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Simplon Postcards serial sc2097 eleased June 1997, of Maxim Gorkiy, in post-Soviet colours.
Photo: � Marvin Jensen in San Francisco, 7th May 1996.



Maxim Gorkiy in 2002

Maxim Gorkiy at Dubrovnik in 2002.
Photo: © Neven Jerkovic  -   image links to larger copy




Maxim Gorkiy in 2004

Photograph of Maxim Gorkiy at Tokyo, 5th March 2004.
Photo: © Ken Murayama.



Maxim Gorkiy at Dubrovnik in 2004.
Photos: © Ivo Batricevic and � Neven Jerkovic  -   images link to larger copies



Official postcard of Maxim Gorkiy, now in full Phoenix Reisen colours.
Image links to larger copy






Maxim Gorkiy in 2006
 
Maxim Gorkiy at Dubrovnik in 2006
Photo: © Ivo Batricevic  -  image links to larger copy



Maxim Gorkiy at Dubrovnik in 2006
Photo: © Neven Jerkovic  -  images link to larger copy



Maxim Gorkiy at Villagarcia de Arosa, Spain, on 24th December 2006
Photo: © Farmacia Mar Duran  -  images link to larger copies






Maxim Gorkiy in 2007
 
Maxim Gorkiy at Dover in 2007
Photos: © Ian Boyle, 10/05/2007  -  images link to larger copies






Maxim Gorkiy in 2008
 
Maxim Gorkiy on a very early morning arrival at Dover in 2008
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 18th September 2008  -  images link to larger copies






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