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  • Elder Dempster Line - Page 1 - Ocean Liner Postcards
    In 1894 the African Steam Ship Company took over the Canadian trade from Avonmouth of the Dominion Line In 1898 the Beaver Line also in the Canadian trade was acquired In 1899 Elder Dempster Shipping was formed In 1901 the Imperial Direct West India Mail Service was formed to operate services to the Caribbean In 1903 the Canadian services were sold to Canadian Pacific along with 14 ships In 1910 Elder Dempster and the Imperial Direct West India Mail Service became part of Lords Kylsant and Pirrie s Royal Mail Group where they were combined as Elder Dempster Company The Royal Mail Group collapsed in 1931 and Elder Dempster became associated with the Blue Funnel group of companies Ownership passed to the Ocean Steamship Company in 1965 Passenger services ceased in 1974 In 1989 Elder Dempster was sold to the French Delmas group Ships on This Page Abinsi 1914 1933 6365gt Appam 1912 1936 7781gt Falaba 1 1906 1915 4806gt Elder Dempster Pages Elder Dempster Page 1 up to 1914 this page Elder Dempster Page 2 1915 1989 Associated Pages Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Elder Dempster

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  • Furness, Withy & Co - Ocean Liner Postcards
    spent on the Island When the Second World War broke out in 1939 the two luxury liners were requisitioned for war duties The Monarch of Bermuda served as a troopship while the Queen of Bermuda became an Armed Merchant Cruiser and later a troopship After the war the Monarch of Bermuda was gutted by fire while being refitted for passenger service She was salvaged by the Ministry of Transport and converted into an emigrant liner Renamed New Australia she was operated by Shaw Savill In 1958 she was sold to Greek Line and renamed Arkadia Eventually she was retired from service in 1966 and sent to be scrapped at Valencia in Spain Complete history of this ship Art card of Monarch of Bermuda Click on image to open larger copy in new window tab Official art postcard of Monarch of Bermuda Click to open larger copy in new window tab Official photographic postcard of Monarch of Bermuda Click to open larger copy in new window tab Photographic card of Monarch of Bermuda Queen of Bermuda Furness Withy 1932 1966 I n 1919 Furness Bermuda Line was awarded the mail contract for the New York to Bermuda service This service reached its zenith in the years just before the Second World War when Furness Bermuda Line ordered two luxury liners the Monarch of Bermuda and the Queen of Bermuda They were built by Vickers Armstrong Ltd Walker on Tyne England With these two ships the Bermuda run from New York enjoyed the ultimate in luxury and they became known as the millionaires ships The two sister ships sailed on 3 week cruises from New York to Bermuda for Furness Bermuda Line Their three funnels gave them an impressive appearance although they were hardly graceful compared to most Atlantic greyhounds They were

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  • Grace Line Ocean Liner Postcards
    Gouveia Scan Rogerio Gouveia Santa Rosa 2 Grace Line 1932 58 Santa Paula 2 Grace Line 1932 58 Santa Lucia 1 Grace Line 1932 42 Santa Elena 2 Grace Line 1932 42 These four superb liners were designed by the Gibb brothers who later designed the SS America for the Grace Lines inter coastal service from New York to San Francisco and Seattle via the Panama Canal They entered service in 1932 but the service was soon in trouble financially In 1934 the Santa Lucia was transferred to the New York South American route and the Seattle extension was closed In 1936 the inter coastal service was abandoned altogether and the three ships on the service began sailings to Caribbean ports Only the Santa Rosa and Santa Paula survived the war and returned to the Caribbean route in 1947 Santa Lucia was torpedoed and sunk off Algiers in 1942 serving as USS Leedstown Santa Elena was torpedoed in the Mediterranean in 1943 and sank whilst under tow The two ships were replaced by two new ones with the same names in 1958 Santa Rosa became the Athinai for Typaldos Lines Pre war postcard of Santa Elena Scan Rogerio Gouveia Pre war postcard of Santa Rosa Scan Rogerio Gouveia Pre war postcard of Santa Lucia Scan Rogerio Gouveia Pre war postcard of Santa Paula Scan Rogerio Gouveia A post war Grace Lines card for the two surviving sisters These deluxe Grace Line ships maintaining regular cruises to the Caribbean and South America were built especially for warm weather cruising They have all outside staterooms each with private bath public rooms all on the promenade deck where there is ample light and air dining rooms with roll back domes clubs with orchestras and outdoor tiled swimming pools and Beach Decks DEP postcard Paris serial number 17 of Santa Rosa Postcard of Santa Rosa in the Gaillard Cut Panama Canal Photographic postcard of Santa Paula Photographic postcard of Santa Rosa Official postcard of Santa Paula as Acropolis often written as Akropolis Scan Harold Jordan Click to open larger image in new window Official postcard of Santa Paula as Acropolis often written as Akropolis Alternative scan of the card above Official postcard of Santa Rosa as Athinai A Duncan photographic card of Santa Rosa as Athinai when laid up in Eleusis Bay Santa Rosa as Athinai when laid up in Eleusis Bay June 1986 Photo Albert Novelli Click to open larger image in new window Santa Barbara 4 Santa Cecilia 2 Santa Isabel 4 Santa Luisa 2 Santa Margarita 2 Santa Maria 4 Santa Monica 3 Santa Clara 3 Santa Sofia 1 Nine cargo passenger liners were built in 1946 using the uncompleted hulls of wartime C2 fast turbine freighters They carried 52 passengers The first six as listed on the cards below were used on a service from New York to the West Coast of South America via the Panama Canal The other three ships ran between New York and Cartagena Santa Sofia

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  • Greek Line Ocean Liner Postcards
    placed on a Liverpool Quebec service but again suffered a fire in August plus she collided with the Homeric in fog Columbia was withdrawn in December 1957 and scrapped in Japan in 1959 The following Greek Line official was printed in Italy The same Greek Line official as shown above Greek Line official card of Columbia Superb photographic card of Columbia Published K Eden Bremerhaven Photographic postcard of Columbia Superb aerial view of Columbia Neptunia Greek Line 1948 57 Neptunia was built in 1920 for Nederland Line as the Johan de Witt She entered service for Greek Lines in 1948 and was renamed Neptunia She was withdrawn in 1957 after running aground near Cobh Postcard of Neptunia Scan Lisa Grimsey whose mother emigrated from Germany with her family aboard the Neptunia in December of 1952 Greek Line official postcard of Neptunia Greek Line official postcard of Neptunia printed in Italy Photographic card E157 of Neptunia Published K Eden Bremerhaven Canberra Greek Line 1948 54 Canberra was built for Howard Smith in 1913 for the coastal trade from Melbourne to north Queensland ports via Sydney and Brisbane She held the record for the fastest passage between Melbourne and Sydney She served as a troopship during both wars but was not considered to be worth refurbishing by Howard Smith after the second conflict She was sold to Singapore based Chinese interests in 1947 but resold within months to the Greek Line retaining the name Canberra throughout She was initially used on emigrant services to South America and Australia from Mediterranean ports In 1949 Canberra was given a major refit including conversion to oil firing and began a service from Piraeus to New York In 1950 she was moved to the Canadian service with a single trip from Piraeus to Montreal returning to Bremerhaven which became her regular European terminal Calls were made at Southampton Cherbourg and Cobh Canberra was retired by the Greek Line in October 1954 and sold to the Dominican Republic where she received her first name change to Espana She carried sugar and migrants to Spain until broken up in 1959 Photograph of Canberra in Australian service Scan Chris Tyrer Click to open larger image in new window Greek Line company card of Canberra Scan Ralph O Hara Greek Line company card of Canberra Different copy of the card above Alex Becquemin postcard 130 of Canberra at Cherbourg Olympia Greek Line 1953 75 The first and only ship built for the Greek Line was the Olympia Olympia was completed by Alexander Stephen Sons on the River Clyde in 1953 She was initially measured at 22979 GRT and carried 138 First Class and 1169 Tourist Class passengers She was registered in Liberia Parsons turbines of 25000shp drove her at a service speed of 21 knots 23 knots maximum The maiden voyage left Glasgow for Liverpool and New York on April 16th 1953 Her first voyage on the intended route from Piraeus to New York did not take place until March

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  • Grimaldi-SIOSA Ocean Liner and Cruise Ship Postcards
    II was built as the Anchor Line Castalia in 1906 Official Anchor Line card of Castalia later Urania II Photograph of Urania II Scan Bill Paulus Photograph of Urania II Scan Bill Paulus Centauro 1951 55 ex City of Hong Kong The Centauro was built as the Ellerman s City liner City of Hong Kong in 1924 Three official cards are shown below the third being in Ellerman Bucknall colours used on their South African service I do not have a card as Cetauro Lucania 1951 62 ex Prince Robert The Lucania was built as the Canadian National coastal liner Prince Robert but had already been substantially modified as the Charlton Sovereign when bought She was the first Grimaldi ship to receive considerable rebuilding before entering their migrant service to central America A Canadian National card of Prince Robert is shown below Photographic postcard of Charlton Sovereign An official Grimaldi postcard of Lucania An unidentified photographic card of Lucania is shown below Ascania 1955 68 The Ascania was built as the SGTM liner Florida in 1926 She was bought by Grimaldi SIOSA in 1955 She was refitted to carry 183 first class and 932 tourist class passengers on services from Southampton Vigo and Lisbon to the Caribbean and Venezuela She mainly carried Spanish and Portuguese migrants outwards and West Indians on the return voyage In 1966 Ascania became a budget Mediterranean cruise ship A postcard of the SGTM liner Florida with two funnels A later postcard of the SGTM liner Florida as rebuilt with one funnel Grimaldi Siosa card of Ascania Grimaldi Siosa card of Ascania Irpinia Grimaldi SIOSA 1955 1981 The Irpinia was built as the SGTM liner Campana in 1929 by Swan Hunter on the River Tyne She sailed from Marseille to the East Coast of South America Rio de Janeiro Santos Montevideo and Buenos Aires After the fall of France in 1940 Campana was laid up at the latter port and later seized by the Argentineans for whom she ran some trips to New Orleans as the Rio Jachal In 1946 she was returned to the French sailing to South America again but also to Indochina She was bought by Grimaldi SIOSA in 1955 She operated from Europe to the Caribbean and Venezuela with some crossings of the North Atlantic to Canada or New York In 1962 she received a major facelift returning to service with only one funnel and Fiat diesels instead of steam turbines She returned to the Caribbean route taking Spanish and Portuguese migrants westbound and west Indian migrants eastbound to the UK By 1970 she was mainly used for Mediterranean cruising out of Genoa at 79 for seven days or 134 for a 2 week Christmas cruise to New York and the Canaries In 1976 just as she was about to be withdrawn she was chartered for the making of the film Voyage of the Damned After the filming she unexpectedly returned to cruising until 1981 at which point she could no longer

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  • HAPAG - hamburg America Line - Ocean Liner Postcards
    ship histories HAPAG Pages HAPAG Header Page this page HAPAG Page 1 up to 1899 HAPAG Page 2 1900 1914 HAPAG Page 3 1915 1939 HAPAG Page 4 1940 1970 HAPAG Page 5 Coastal Services HAPAG Lloyd 1970 Associated Pages Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Table of Ship Histories Name Other names Built Bismarck Majestic 1914 Imperator

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  • Holland America Line Header Page - Ship Postcards
    pages The table below gives links to complete postcard career histories of some of the ships Holland America Pages Holland America Line Header Page this page Holland America Line Pre WW2 to be added Holland America Line Post WW2 Holland America Cruises Pre Carnival Holland America Line Carnival Years Simplon Postcards HAL Releases Carnival Pages Carnival Page 1 Secondhand ocean liner tonnage Carnival Page 2 The four first generation cruise ships of between 35000 and 47000grt Carnival Page 3 The eight second generation 70000grt cruise ships of the Fantasy Class Carnival Page 4 The third generation Mega Ships beginning with the Carnival Destiny of 1996 Airtours At one time 25 owned by Carnival Costa Ocean Liners Costa Cruise Ships Cunard P O Princess Cruises Associated Pages Simplon Postcards HAL Releases Cruise Ship Postcard Galleries Ocean Liner Postcard Galleries Simplon Postcards Home Page References Click on images for more details www overviewpress co uk info overviewpress co uk Search This Website powered by FreeFind Table of Ship Histories Name Other Names Built Eurodam 2008 Oosterdam 2003 Prinsendam Royal Viking Sun Seabourn Sun 1988 Statendam 4 Rhapsody Regent Star 1956 Rotterdam 5 Rembrandt 1959 Rotterdam 6 1997 Volendam 2 Brasil Monarch Sun

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  • Home Line Postcards
    Homes Lines official card of Italia printed in Italy Homes Lines official card of Italia printed in Italy Caption 7 day Sun Way Cruises to Nassau in the Bahamas Sailing from New York every Saturday A superb Conwa real photograph card of Italia at Hamburg serial G113 A real photographic card of Italia on the River Elbe Italia at Cuxhaven River Elbe Italia at Cuxhaven River Elbe variation on the card above Italia at Cuxhaven River Elbe CT Postcards 005 of Italia leaving Cuxhaven on July 14th 1958 The photo is by John Bloke Follow this link to a list of other cards published by CT Atlantic 1 Queen Frederica Home Lines 1949 1954 Built in 1927 as Malolo for Matson Lines In 1937 she was renamed Matsonia Home Lines bought her in 1948 and renamed her Atlantic In 1954 she was transferred to National Hellenic American Line a Home Lines subsidiary and named Queen Frederica She retained this name when the National Hellenic American Line was bought by Chandris Lines in 1965 who continued to use both company names on the postcards shown below She was laid up in the River Dart in the early 1970s but had a charter to Sun Cruises in 1973 She was then laid up in Greece until burnt out and then scrapped in 1978 A complete history of this ship is shown on this link This is a Matson Lines card as Matsonia Home Lines official card of Atlantic This is a Home Lines card as Atlantic Atlantic leaving Genoa 1949 Photo Captain Giuseppe de Luyk Scan Sergio de Luyk Click to open larger image in new window Atlantic in rough seas 1949 Photo Captain Giuseppe de Luyk Scan Sergio de Luyk Click to open larger image in new window National Hellenic American Lines card of Queen Frederica National Hellenic American Lines card of Queen Frederica Click to open larger image in new window Homeric 1 Home Lines 1954 1973 Built in 1931 as Mariposa for Matson Lines She was mothballed from 1947 53 Home Lines bought her in 1953 and renamed her Homeric She was introduced on their North Atlantic service in 1955 running cruises to the West Indies in the winter In 1964 she began year round cruising replacing the Italia on the New York Nassau run though was soon replaced in turn by the magnificent new Oceanic being reassigned to Caribbean cruising She suffered a major galley and restaurant fire in 1973 followed by scrapping in 1974 Three versions of the same painting are shown below Note the changes to window arrangements on the second two cards and the different cloud effects in the third card Spanjersberg of Rotterdam issued this photographic version of Homeric taken from a painting similar to those above Postcard of Homeric Two T Raynor photographic cards of Homeric Oceanic Home Lines 1963 1986 The Oceanic was completed in 1963 by Cantieri Riuniti dell Adriatico Monfalcone She was Home Line first purpose built ship designed as

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