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M. Bruzzo & Co.

Formed in 1883 by Matteo Bruzzo and purchased the remaining three ships from the defunct Lavarello Line (G. B. Lavarello). Services were operated from Genoa to Montevideo and Buenos Aires and new ships were ordered. However, Bruzzo overreached himself financially and in 1884 was forced into a limited partnership which formed La Veloce which took over his fleet.

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.

  • Routes:
    • Genoa - Montevideo - Buenos Aires.
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Colombo 1870 1883 purchased from Lavarello Line, 1884 taken over by La Veloce renamed Napoli, 5th Dec.1893 abandoned off Brazil. 1,865
Europa 1872 1883 purchased from Lavarello Line, 1884 taken over by La Veloce, 1893 scrapped. 2,226
Matteo Bruzzo 1882 ex- Golconde, 1883 purchased from Fraissinet & Co., Marseille renamed Matteo Bruzzo, 1884 taken over by La Veloce, 1899 renamed Citta di Genova, 1907 scrapped. 3,919
Nord America 1882 ex- Stirling Castle, 1883 purchased from T. Skinner & Co., London renamed Nord America, 1884 taken over by La Veloce, 1913 scrapped after stranding damage. 4,826
Sud America 1872 1883 purchased from Lavarello Line, 1884 taken over by La Veloce, 13th Sep. 1888 sunk in collision with s/s France at Las Palmas. 2,246

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