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The Fleets

Sociedade Geral de Comercio, Industria e Transportes

Established in 1919 to operate services from Portugal to Africa, Northern Europe and North America. Sailings commenced in 1922 and continued until Jan.1972 when the company amalgamated with Companhia Nacional and all ships were transferred to that company.

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:
Black with narrow red, broad white, narrow red bands, black letters SG on white band.

Fleet:

Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Africa Ocidental 1939 1971 sold to Greece renamed Zoe. 1,266
Alcobaca 1948 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 5,289
Alcoutim 1943 ex- Fort Fidler , 1946 purchased from US Maritime Commission renamed Alcoutim, 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 7,141
Alenquer 1949 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 5,289
Alexandre Silva 1943 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 1,699
Alferrarede 1905 ex- Pluto (Neptun Line, Bremen) 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Sado, 1927 purchased renamed Alferrarede, 1961 sold to Soc. de Fainas, Lisbon renamed Joao Diogo. 1,452
Alfredo da Silva 1950 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 3,374
Almeirim 1948 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 5,289
Amarante 1914 ex- Wurttemberg (HAPAG), 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Amarante, 1924 purchased from Portuguese Gov't, 1955 sold to Costa Rica renamed Veronica. 7,678
Ambrizete 1949 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 5,471
Amelia de Mello 1956 ex- Zion , 1966 purchased from Israel renamed Amelia de Mello, 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 9,855
Ana Mafalda 1951 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 3,318
Andulo 1949 1965 sank in collision. 5,503
Antonio Carlos 1947 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 1,736
Arraiolos 1948 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 5,289
Belas 1949 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 4,448
Borba 1948 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 4,457
Braga 1948 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 4,455
Braganca 1948 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 4,455
Cabinda 1959 ex- Holmside , 1969 purchased from Burnett SS Co, Newcastle renamed Cabinda, 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 4,902
Cartaxo 1948 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 1,157
Colares 1948 1967 sold to S.A.R.L, Lisbon renamed Transfrio. 1,158
Conceicao Maria 1948 1967 scrapped. 1,815
Coruche 1948 1963 scrapped. 1,154
Costeiro 1921 ex- Lorient, 1922 purchased from Cambo Shipping Co, Cardiff renamed Costeiro, 1959 sold to Empreza de Nav. Frasil, Lisbon renamed Sao Silverio. 685
Costeiro Segundo 1933 1952 lost 486
Costeiro Terceiro 1941 1970 sold to Camponave, Lisbon renamed Silnauta. 1,213
Covilha 1949 1972 sold to Companhia Mocambicana. 1,154
Cunene (1) 1911 ex- Adelaide (German Australian Line), 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Cunene, 1925 purchased from Portuguese Gov't, 1955 scrapped. 5,879
Cunene (2) 1969 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 10,552
Gaza 1914 ex- Hof (German Australian Line), 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Gaza, 1924 purchased from Portuguese Gov't, 1949 scrapped. 4,836
Inhambane 1912 ex- Essen (German Australian Line), 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Inhambane, 1924 purchased from Portuguese Gov't, 1955 sold to Costa Rica renamed Vassiliki. 6,061
Jose Manuel 1921 ex- Argus , 1928 purchased from Germany renamed Jose Manuel, 1928 renamed Ze Manel, 1966 sold and converted to barge. 964
Luso 1912 ex- Colmar (German Australian Line), 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Machico, 1925 purchased from Portuguese Gov't renamed Luso, 1955 scrapped after grounding damage. 6,207
Manuel Alfredo 1954 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 3,468
Maria Amelia 1913 ex- Girgenti (Sloman Line, Hamburg), 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Gaia, 1924 purchased from Portuguese Gov't renamed Maria Amelia, 1959 scrapped. 1,766
Maria Christina (1) 1920 ex- Urd , 1922 purchased from Jacob Olsen, Bergen, Norway renamed Maria Christina, 1933 renamed Maria Cristina, 1952 sold to Panama renamed Areti. 3,265
Maria Christina (2) 1957 1970 sold to Econave, Lisbon renamed Landes. 549
Mello 1915 ex- Graziella , 1922 purchased from A & C. Aboaf, London renamed Mello, 1964 wrecked in fog at Mohammedia. 3,900
Mirandella 1906 ex- Khalif (German East Africa Line), 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Fernao Veloso, 1925 purchased from Portuguese Gov't renamed Mirandella, 1955 scrapped. 5,179
Mira-Terra (1) 1926 see Porto.  
Mira-Terra (2) 1957 1967 sold to Cape Verde. 561
Pinhel (1) 1915 ex- Nelda , 1922 purchased from A & C. Aboaf, London renamed Pinhel, 1950 scrapped. 3,186
Pinhel (2) 1950 ex- Hasselburg, 1956 purchased from Germany renamed Pinhel, 1962 sold renamed Recuperado. 2,460
Porto 1918 ex- Westminster Bridge , 1926 purchased from Onslow SS Co, London renamed Porto, 1926 renamed Mira-Terra, 1952 sold to J. Vasconcelos, Lisbon and hulked. 510
Rita Maria 1953 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 3,749
Santo Antao 1958 1965 sold to Cape Verde. 543
Sao Macario 1944 1972 transferred to Companhia Nacional. 1,039
Saudades 1913 ex- Phoenicia (HAPAG), 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Peniche, 1925 purchased from Portuguese Gov't renamed Saudades, 1959 scrapped. 4,758
Silva Gouveia (1) 1906 ex- Monmouth Coast, 1922 purchased from Miller SS Co, Liverpool renamed Silva Gouveia, 1927 wrecked near Cabo Torinana. 1,205
Silva Gouveia (2) 1922 ex- Max Weidtman , 1928 purchased from H. Stahl & Co, Hamburg renamed Silva Gouveia, 1954 scrapped. 958
Silva Gouveia (3) 1958 1958 sold to Soc. Angola renamed Beatriz Regine. 550
Ze Manel   see Jose Manuel.  

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