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New York & Continental Line

The company was established by Robertson, Shankland & Co, London in 1907, basically to carry grain and flour to Europe, but made an unsuccesful attempt to enter the emigrant trade between Hamburg, Rotterdam, Halifax and New York. The service closed after a few voyages.

Many thanks to Ted Finch for his assistance in collecting this data. The following list was extracted from various sources. This is not an all inclusive list but should only be used as a guide. If you would like to know more about a vessel, visit the Ships Descriptions (on-site) or the Immigrant Ship web site.

Black with four narrow white bands.


Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Avoca 1891 ex- Atlanta, 1908 purchased from East Asiatic Co., Denmark renamed Avoca 1909 sold to Northwest Transport renamed Uranium. 5,183
Jelunga 1890 1908 purchased from British India S.N.Co.1908 re-sold to BISN Co. 5,206
Volturno 1906 1908 chartered from Volturno SS Co. for two round voyages. 3,581

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