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  • Royal Mail Group Header Page - Ocean Liner Postcards
    this is a Table of Individual Ship Histories RMSP Pages RMSP Header Page this page RMSP Page 1 up to 1899 RMSP Page 2 1900 1923 RMSP Page 3 1923 1939 RMSP Page 4 1940 1970 Other Royal Mail Group Companies Coast Lines Group Pacific Steam Navigation Company White Star Line Associated Pages Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website The quickest

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  • Shaw Savill Line Postcards
    Shaw Savill Co London formed in 1858 2 Albion Line Glasgow in 1856 3 John Leslie Partners Aberdeen The combined Shaw Savill Albion Line was created in 1882 but Shaw Savill Co retained five sailing ships and John Leslie Partners ran their ships with this fleet Shaw Savill Albion Line also ran a joint service to New Zealand with White Star Line from 1884 to 1933 when the collapse of the White Star Line enabled the service to be taken over completely by Shaw Savill Shaw Savill continued to use White Star style names with the suffix ic In 1928 the Commonwealth Line taken over and renamed Aberdeen Commonwealth Line followed by the takeover of the Aberdeen Line in 1933 Also in 1933 control of Shaw Savill was acquired by Furness Withy Co The famous Southern Cross was built by Harland Wolff in 1955 for a new round the world passenger service She took no commercial freight carried 1100 one class passengers and was one of the pioneers of the engines aft layout The continuous circuit took 76 days to complete from Southampton calling at Trinidad Curacao the Panama Canal Tahiti Fiji Wellington Auckland Sydney Melbourne Fremantle Durban Capetown Las Palmas and back to Southampton From 1968 cruises were run between circumnavigations Escalating costs and competition from the air caused her withdrawal in 1971 In 1985 Shaw Savill became an integral part of Furness Withy Shipping Shaw Savill Pages Shaw Savill Header Page this page Shaw Savill Page 1 up to 1899 Shaw Savill Page 2 1900 1914 Shaw Savill Page 3 1915 1939 Shaw Savill Page 4 1940 1975 Shaw Savill Page 5 Cruise Brochure From 1971 Associated Pages Canadian Pacific Lines Dolphin Cruise Line Eastern Western Cruise Line Premier Cruise Line Thomson Cruise Line Ocean Liner Postcards Cruise

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  • Sitmar Line - Sitmar Cruises - Simplon Postcards
    1974 Official Sitmar Line postcard of Castel Bianco Official Sitmar Line postcard of Castel Bianco Wooster Victory Sitmar 1947 1950 Castelverde Sitmar 1950 1953 Castel Verde Sitmar 1953 1957 Castel Verde was built as the Wooster Victory in 1945 a standard American Victory class fast steam turbine troop ship Wooster Victory was sold to Vlasov in 1947 and was operated under that name on IRO charters under the Argentinean and Panamanian flags until 1950 when she was renamed Castelverde under the Italian flag In 1953 she was rebuilt with extra passenger accommodation increasing in size from 7607 gross tons to 9006 gross tons She was one deck lower than the rebuilt Castel Bianco rebuilt the previous year Now named Castel Verde she operated on the Central American service from Genoa until 1957 when she was sold to the Spanish Line and renamed Monserrat She was not scrapped until 1973 Official Sitmar Line postcard of Castel Verde Official Sitmar Line postcard of Castel Verde Official Sitmar Line postcard of Castel Verde Photograph of Castel Verde Photo Captain G de Luyk Scan Sergio de Luyk Sergio de Luyk writes From 1951 to 1956 my father worked for Sitmar Lines starting as a 1st officer on Castel Verde ending as a Master on Castel Bianco sailing all the passenger ships Castel Felice Castel Nevoso Fairsea of the fleet in those years He loved photograpy and used a Leica III f camera on all occasions permitted by his job and his duty on board He used to photograph other ships when they were passing by Click to open larger image in new window Castel Felice Sitmar 1952 70 Official Sitmar Line postcard of Castel Felice Official Sitmar Line postcard of Castel Felice Official Sitmar Line postcard of Castel Felice colour variation on the card above Official Sitmar Line postcard of Castel Felice colour variation on the cards above J Arthur Dixon postcard SS 1147 of Castel Felice Photograph of Castel Felice Photo Captain G de Luyk Scan Sergio de Luyk Sergio de Luyk writes From 1951 to 1956 my father worked for Sitmar Lines starting as a 1st officer on Castel Verde ending as a Master on Castel Bianco sailing all the passenger ships Castel Felice Castel Nevoso Fairsea of the fleet in those years He loved photograpy and used a Leica III f camera on all occasions permitted by his job and his duty on board He used to photograph other ships when they were passing by Click to open larger image in new window Fairsea 1 Sitmar 1949 1969 Official Sitmar Line postcard of Fairsea 1 as originally converted in 1950 German postcard of Fairsea 1 as originally converted Official Sitmar Line postcard of Fairsea 1 as rebuilt in 1958 Official Sitmar Line postcard of Fairsea 1 colour variation on card above Official Sitmar Line postcard of Fairsea 1 Official Sitmar Line postcard of the sundeckbar on Fairsea 1 Official Sitmar Line postcard of the fore bar on Fairsea 1 Official Sitmar

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  • Swedish American Ocean Liner Postcards
    Gothenburg Postcard of Gripsholm 1 at Bordeaux Card supplied by Reto Raeth The following Home Lines card shows the Home Lines Brasil for whom she sailed between 1948 55 Kungsholm 1 Chartered 1922 24 Drottningholm was re engined in 1922 and the Holland America Liner Noordam was chartered as Kungsholm 1 in her absence and for some time afterwards An official postcard of Kungsholm 1 An official postcard of Kungsholm 1 Borgholm 1924 34 Bornholm 1 was built in 1899 by Burmeister Wain Copenhagen for services to Bornholm In 1924 she was sold to Swedish America Line serving as Borgholm between Östersjön Göteborg and Klaipeda Kalmar In 1934 she was sold to Østersøen and was renamed Østersøen in 1937 She was broken up in 1953 Swedish America Line postcard of Borgholm Scan supplied by Fakta om Fartyg Gripsholm 1 1925 54 The first new Swedish American Liner was the Gripsholm built in Newcastle in 1925 She was the first diesel engined transatlantic liner and operated on Swedish American s Gothenburg New York routes She received a major refit in 1950 receiving a new bow and funnels Gripsholm was sold to Norddeutscher Lloyd in 1954 and renamed Berlin Complete history of Gripsholm Swedish American postcard of Gripsholm 1 prior to 1950 refit Swedish American postcard of Gripsholm smoking room Swedish American postcard of Gripsholm dining room Swedish American postcard of Gripsholm 1 Jolln A Wilkersen postcard of Gripsholm 1 Postcard of Gripsholm 1 prior to 1950 refit Real Photographs Liverpool postcard of Gripsholm 1 prior to 1950 refit Swedish American postcard of Gripsholm 1 Swedish American postcard of Gripsholm 1 Swedish American postcard of Gripsholm 1 background with the Kungsholm of 1928 Jolln A Wilkersen postcard of Stockholm and Gripsholm 1 in Gothenburg Jolln A Wilkersen postcard of Kungsholm 2 Gripsholm 1 and Drottningholm in Gothenburg Swedish American postcard of Gripsholm after the 1950 refit A B serial number 27 postcard of Gripsholm and Swedish Lloyd s Suecia at Gothenburg Kungsholm 2 1928 42 The second new Swedish American Liner was the Kungsholm built by Blohm Voss in 1928 She was renamed John Ericsson in 1942 and sold to Home Lines in 1948 who renamed her Italia for their Genoa S America services She soon switched to the North Atlantic sailing to both Genoa and Germany Home Lines had run winter cruises in the 1950s but it 1963 decided to abandon their North Atlantic routes and go cruising full time with a year round route from New York to Nassau Replaced soon afterwards by their Homeric Italia was sold as a floating hotel but was scrapped shortly afterwards A Swedish American card of the Kungsholm of 1928 Two variations of a Swedish American art card of the Kungsholm of 1928 with Gripsholm in the background Jolln A Wilkersen postcard of Kungsholm Jolln A Wilkersen postcard of Kungsholm 2 Gripsholm 1 and Drottningholm in Gothenburg Art postcard of Kungsholm in night arrival at New York A Real Photographs card of the Kungsholm

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  • Union-Castle Line - Ocean Liner Postcards
    Union Castle Line Union Castle Page 1 Header Page This page is one of a series devoted to postcards and photographs of the Union Castle Line This page links to other pages in the series Below this is a table of individual ship histories Union Castle Pages Union Castle Header Page this page Union Castle Page 1 Union SS Company up to 1900 Union Castle Page 2 Castle Line up to 1900 Union Castle Page 3 Union Castle 1900 1914 Union Castle Page 4 Union Castle 1915 1939 Union Castle Page 5 Union Castle 1940 1970 Associated Pages Simplon Postcards facebook page Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind References UNION CASTLE LINE A Fleet History by Peter Newall Published by Carmania Press in 1999 This is the definitive history of the Union Castle Line Available from Mainmast Books Table of Ship Histories Name Later Names Built Capetown Castle 1938 Carnarvon Castle 1926 Dunnottar Castle Victoria Princesa Victoria 1936 Bloemfontein Castle Patris 1950 Kenya Castle Amerikanis 1952 Reina Del Mar 1956 Transvaal Castle Festivale Island Breeze 1962 Union Castle Header Page Union Castle Page 1 Union Castle Page 2

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  • United States Lines
    1921 George Washington passed to to United States Lines She was laid up in 1932 but reactivated as a troopship in 1941 In 1947 George Washington burned out at New York after which she was laid up at Baltimore In 1951 she again caught fire and was scrapped Norddeutsche Lloyd postcard of George Washington Norddeutsche Lloyd postcard of George Washington Norddeutsche Lloyd postcard of George Washington President Adams President Arthur President Fillmore President Garfield President Harding President Monroe President Polk President Roosevelt President Taft President van Buren US Lines postcard of President Roosevelt US Lines postcard of President Roosevelt and President Harding Kingsway W H Smith postcard of President Roosevelt President Garfield after transfer to the Dollar line Leviathan 1923 1938 Complete history of Leviathan Postcard of Leviathan Postcard of Leviathan Postcard of Leviathan Bridge House W H Smith postcard of Leviathan Bridge House W H Smith postcard of Leviathan C R Hoffman Southampton postcard of Leviathan C R Hoffman Southampton postcard of Leviathan Cherbourg postcard of Leviathan C R Hoffman Southampton postcard of the gym on Leviathan Photographic postcard of the wartime troop decks on Leviathan Postcard of Southampton with Olympic plus Leviathan Manhatten 1932 1965 Washington 1933 1965 America 2 1940 1964 America was completed in 1940 After war service as West Point she re entered service with US Lines in 1946 She was bought by Chandris in 1964 operating on the service to Australia from 1965 to 1977 After an unsuccessful attempt to run out of New York for Venture Cruises again named America she returned to Chandris as Italis but was laid up again in 1979 Complete history of America 2 An early US Lines official card of America A later US Lines official card of America A US Lines official card of America A US

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  • Soviet Ocean Liner and Cruise Ship Postcards - Header page
    Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search Simplon Postcards powered by FreeFind Table of Ship Histories Name Other names Built Alexandr Pushkin Marko Polo 1956 Baltika Vyasheslav Molotov 1940 Dmitriy Shostakovich Paloma Paloma I 1980 Fedor Shalyapin Ivernia Franconia 1954 Georg Ots 1980 Gruziya Odessa Sky Club 1 Van Gogh 1975 Konstantin Simonov Francesca The Iris 1982 Konstantin Chernenko Russ 1986 Leonid Sobinov Saxonia Carmania 1954 Lev Tolstoy Natasha Palmira The

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  • White Star Line Header Page - Ocean Liner Postcards
    1 up to 1899 White Star Page 2 1900 1914 White Star Page 3 1915 1950s Arthur Lee Titanic Survivor Cunard Line Pages Cunard Header Page Cunard Page 1 Ocean Liners 1838 1899 Cunard Page 2 Ocean Liners 1900 1914 Cunard Page 3 Ocean Liners 1915 1939 Cunard Page 4 Ocean Liners 1940 1970 Cunard Page 5 Cruise Ships 1971 Associated Pages Cunard Line Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean

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