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Companhia Colonial de Navegaceo

Established jointly in 1922 by Sociedade Agricola de Ganda, Companhia do Amboim de Angola and Ed. Guedes Ltda. to operate services from Portugal to Africa. In Feb.1974 the company amalgamated with Empresa Insulana to form Companhia Portuguesa de Transportes Maritimes (CPTM).

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 Ship Descriptions (onsite) or Immigrant Ship web site.

Funnel:
Yellow with narrow green, broad white, narrow green bands.

Fleet:

Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Amboim (1) 1898 ex- Sardinia (HAPAG), 1916 seized by Portugal renamed S. Jorge, 1925 purchased from Portuguese Gov't renamed Amboim, 1933 scrapped. 3,601
Amboim (2) 1948 1974 scrapped. 5,895
Bailundo (1) 1914 ex- Wagogo , 1943 purchased from German East Africa Line renamed Bailundo, 1949 sold to Turkey renamed Nadir. 3,118
Bailundo (2) 1969 1974 transferred to CPTM.
11,586
Benguela (1) 1905 ex- Galata (Deutsche Levant Line), 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Faro, 1925 purchased from Portuguese Gov't renamed Benguela, 1933 scrapped. 4,044
Benguela (2) 1946 1974 transferred to CPTM. 5,094
Bernadino Correa 1972 1974 transferred to CPTM. 10,192
Bissau 1884 ex- Lagos , 1925 purchased, no later info. 1,773
Buzi (1) 1903 ex- Zambezia , 1931 purchased from Thesen & Co, Cape Town renamed Buzi, 1934 sold to Rogers & Co, Mauritius renamed Zambezia. 1,174
Buzi (2) 1921 ex- Rufidji , 1943 purchased from German East Africa Line renamed Buzi, 1951 sold to Panama renamed Rhea. 1,387
Cassequel 1901 ex- Numantia (HAPAG), 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Pangim, 1926 purchased from Portuguese Gov't renamed Cassequel, 1941 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 4,385
Chaimite 1950 1973 sold to Euroasia Carriers, London. 2,043
Colonial 1908 ex- Assyria , 1929 purchased renamed Colonial, 1950 scrapped. 8,371
Ganda (1) 1895 ex- General Allenby , 1922 purchased from S. R. Sequerra, London renamed Ganda, 1929 scrapped. 3,044
Ganda (2) 1907 ex- City of Milan , 1930 purchased from Ellerman City Line renamed Ganda, 1941 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 4,332
Ganda (3) 1947 1974 transferred to CPTM. 2,895
Guine (1) 1898 ex- La Plata (HAPAG), 1922 purchased from H. H. Schmidt, Hamburg renamed Guine, 1930 wrecked near Bolama. 4,032
Guine (2) 1905 ex- San Miguel , 1930 purchased from Empreza Insulana renamed Guine, 1950 scrapped. 2,648
Huambo 1919 ex- Wameru , 1943 purchased from German East Africa Line renamed Huambo, 1950 scrapped. 4,141
Imperio 1948 1974 scrapped. 13,196
Infante dom Henrique 1961 1974 transferred to CPTM, 1977 sold. 23,306
Joao Belo 1905 ex- City of Genoa , 1928 purchased from Ellerman Hall Line renamed Joao Belo, 1950 scrapped. 6,413
Lobito (1) 1906 ex- Ingbert (Hamburg Bremer-Afrika Line), 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Porto Alexandre, 1924 purchased from Portuguese Gov't renamed Lobito, 1953 scrapped. 2,699
Lobito (2) 1959 1974 transferred to CPTM. 5,981
Luanda (1) 1900 ex- Wurzburg (North German Lloyd), 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Sao Vicente, 1926 purchased from Portuguese Gov't renamed Luanda, 1938 scrapped. 5,139
Luanda (2) 1948 1973 scrapped. 5,941
Luango 1905 ex- Inspector Benedetti , 1942 purchased from Argentina renamed Luango, 1949 sold to Panama renamed Capetan Lefteris. 4,298
Lugela (1) 1926 ex- Dortmund , 1943 purchased from HAPAG renamed Lugela, 1971 scrapped. 5,224
Lugela (2) 1966 1974 transferred to CPTM. 560
Lunda 1944 ex- Luther Hurd , 1947 purchased from US Maritime Commission renamed Lunda, 1956 sold to Cuba renamed Bahia de Tanamo. 1,891
Malange (1) 1904 ex- Carlo Piscane, 1929 purchased from Italy renamed Malange, 1956 sold to Turkey renamed Nurfan. 3,155
Malange (2) 1971 1974 transferred to CPTM. 12,203
Mendes Barata 1895 ex- Hochfeld (Continentale Rhederei, Hamburg), 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Desertas , 1921 renamed Mendes Barata, 1926 purchased from Portuguese Gov't, 1927 scrapped. 3,869
Micondo 1904 ex- Butio , 1941 purchased, no later info. 201
Mouzinho 1907 ex- Maria Cristina , 1929 purchased renamed Mouzinho, 1954 scrapped. 8,410
Nampula 1950 1973 scrapped. 2,043
Patria 1947 1973 scrapped. 13,178
Pebane 1944 ex- Phineas Winsor , 1947 purchased from US Maritime Commission renamed Pebane, 1956 sold to Cuba renamed Bahia Santiago de Cuba. 1,896
Porto 1968 1974 transferred to CPTM.
9,220
Pungue (1) 1900 ex- Morocco , 1930 purchased from Wilson Line, Hull renamed Pungue, 1961 scrapped. 4,018
Pungue (2) 1967 ex- Passat , 1972 purchased, 1976 sold to Cia. Mocambicana renamed Nataly. 560
Quionga 1945 ex- B. A. Follansbee , 1947 purchased from US Maritime Commission renamed Quionga, 1956 sold to Cuba renamed Bahia de Siguanea. 1,890
Santa Maria 1953 1973 scrapped. 20,906
Sena (1) 1922 ex- Marienburg , 1929 purchased from Germany renamed Sena, 1952 hulked at Loanda. 1,221
Sena (2) 1952 1973 scrapped. 1,700
Serpa Pinto 1915 ex- Princess Olga , 1940 purchased from Yugoslavia renamed Serpa Pinto, 1955 scrapped. 8,267
Uige 1954 1974 transferred to CPTM, 1978 scrapped. 10,001
Vera Cruz 1952 1973 scrapped. 21,765

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