FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

LOCALITY

   
TheShipsList Home Page Search the Passenger Lists Search Ship Company Fleet Lists Ship Descriptions and Voyage Histories  
Find Pictures of Ships, Ports, Immigration Stations
Find Diagrams & Photographs Ships' RiggingSearch Ship Arrivals from Newspapers &c
             
 
Search Marriages at Sea, British Ships
Search Numerous Files for Famine Emigrants, 1847Find Reports & Lists of Ship Wrecks Search 1862 Lists & Shipping Information Search Immigration & Ship Related Off-site Links              
Diaries & Journals | Immigration Reports | Illustrated London News | Trivia | Frequently Asked Questions
 

The Fleets

Giacomo Costa, fu Andrea / Costa Armatori S.p.A. / Costa Crociere S.p.A. / Costa Line

Costa Crociere was established in 1854 under the name of the founder "Giacomo Costa fu Andrea" to produce and sell olive oil. Giacomo Costa died in 1916 and his three sons Federico, Eugenio and Enrico took over the company. In 1924 they bought their first steamer the RAVENNA for the company.
In the inter war years the business grew and diversified, in addition to olive oil, Costa was now involved in shipping, textiles, mechanical engineering and real estate.
The first actually newly built cargoship on the order for the company was the CATERINA C in 1942. Before the CATERINA C, all the ships were purchased second hand.

After World War II all but one ship of the Costa ships were lost. Only the LANGANO survived the war.
The post War resurgence of Costa’s shipping activities started with five small motor vessels and two Liberty ships. In 1947 the William Luckenbach, Horace Luckenbach and Robert Luckenbach were bought from the Luckenbach Steamship Co. and renamed MARIA C, GIOVANNI C and LUISA C respectively and fitted with accommodation for passengers and inaugurated a regular service between Genoa, Montevideo and Buenos Aires.
In 1947 the motorship Southern Prince was acquired from the Prince Line, refitted with enlarged passenger accommodation and renamed ANNA C (1). A further purchase at about the same time was the Ocean Virtue of 1942 which was renamed ANDREA C.

The first passenger ship newly built for Costa was the FEDERICO C (2) in 1958. The company became known as Linea C or Costa Line in the nineteen-fifties. In 1953 a Caribbean liner service was started.
In 1967 the shipping activities were bundled in Costa Armatori S.p.A. and in 1968 the Costa Line Inc. was founded in the United States. Also, in 1968 the cargo fleet of six former Italnavi freighters for the Caribbean and South America services was purchased.

In 1977 Costa Armatori S.p.A. was a member of ICI (Italia Crociere Internazionali) a company with mixed private and public capital, which was set up to operate Italian State owned passenger ships in the cruise market. This venture however was short lived due management problems and Costa left ICI Italia Crociere Internazionali, in 1980.
In the late seventies Costa became the major cruise operator in the world.
In 1986 the company was restyled as Costa Crociere S.p.A. with the only activity of cruising.

In 1990 Costa Crociere S.p.A. took part in the formation of Prestige Cruises, a 50% joint venture with the Sovjet Sovcomflot AK, however after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Costa Crociere S.p.A. was compelled to buy out the other 50% of Prestige Cruises.
Between 1990 and 1994 several newly built cruise ships entered the fleet. Croisieres Paquet became a part of Costa in 1993 bringing in two ships, one of which was renamed COSTA PLAYA (ex- Pearl). In December
1996 Carnival Corporation took over the company although the headquarters was maintained in Genoa and the company and ships held their Costa name.

Many thanks to Henk Jungerius and 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:
    • Italy - South America
    • Italy - Caribbean
  Funnel Funnel Funnel Funnel
  1924-1950 1950-1960 1960-? present

Funnels & Flag:

Fleet:

Flag
  1960-present
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Alpe 1942 built by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico S.p.A., Monfalcone | ex- Mario Rosselli built for Lloyd Triestino, ex- Alpe 1952 1968 purchased from Italnavi Soc di Nav per Azioni, Genoa not renamed, 1970 sold to Uruguay same name, 1972 scrapped at Blyth. 6,893
Andrea C 1942 built by Todd California. Shipbuilding Corp., San Francisco | ex- Ocean Virtue standard ship type Ocean, 1946 purchased from British Government (MOWT) and rebuilt into a passenger ship renamed Andrea C, 1982 sold to Andrea Merzario S.p.A. for demolition, 1983 scrapped at La Spezia 7,867
Anna C (1) 1929 built by Lithgows Ltd., Port Glasgow | ex- Southern Prince, 1947 purchased from Prince Line renamed Anna C, 1952 re engined, 1960 refurbished, 1972 scrapped at La Spezia. 11,736
Anna C (2) 1955 built by Wilton Fijenoord, Schiedam | ex- Oldekerk, built for Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschappij (VNS), 1974 purchased from Nedlloyd renamed Anna C 1967 company restyled in Costa Armatori S.p.A., 1981 sold to Panama renamed Dagenham, 1982 laid up,1984 scrapped at Karachi. 6,946
Antonietta C 1946 built by Felszegi Yards, Muggia | Tanker, 1953 sold renamed Nasche, 1956 sold renamed Pino B, 1966 sold renamed Aldaste, 1976 sold renamed Ioannis P, 1993 sold renamed Panagia Chryssovalandou, 1995 sold renamed Castrol Piraeus, 2001 sold renamed Panagia Hrisovalantou. 194
Antonietta Costa 1913 built by Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino, Trieste | ex- Nimrod built for Nav. Gen. Austriaca Gerolimich & Co. SiA, Trieste, ex- Monte Bianco 1915, 1937 purchased from Italian Government renamed Antonietta Costa, 9.10.1940 torpedoed by British submarine HMS Regent and beached. 5,900
Beatrice C (1) 1946 built by Mediterraneo, Pietra Ligure | 30th December 1946 hit a wreck and sank in Outer Pass, Alexandria. 848
Beatrice C (2) 1908 built by Fevigs Jernskibsbyg, Fevig | ex- Ottar built for A/S Ottar (J.C.Knudsen), Porsgrund, ex- Libano 1938 for Sevizio Italo Portoghese Anon di Nav., Genoa, ex- Empire Resistance for British Government, ex- Resistance 1946, 1949 purchased from Resistance Shipping Co., London renamed Beatrice C, 1954 sold to Raffaele Romano, Naples renamed Acilia, 1956 sold to Apostolo & Ruffini, Genoa renamed Cilin, 1959 scrapped at Savona. 1,585
Beatrice Costa 1920 built by Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino, Trieste | ex- Clara Camus, 1935 purchased from Gerolimich & Co. renamed Beatrice Costa, 3rd June 1941 bombed and damaged near Kerkennah by British bombers, 4th June 1941 scuttled. 6,132
Bianca C (1) 1926 built by Kon. Mij. De Schelde, Vlissingen | ex- Indrapoera built for Rotterdamsche Lloyd, Rotterdam, ex- Asunciun 1956 for Fratelli Rizutto, Genoa, 1957 purchased renamed Bianca C, 1958 chartered to Messageries Maritimes renamed Mélanésien, 1962 sold for scrapping, 1963 scrapped. 10,772
Bianca C (2) 1944 built by Société Provencale de Conmstruction Navale, La Ciotat | Launched as Marechal Petain in 1939, scuttled in German retreat, 1947 raised, repaired and renamed La Marseillaise, 1949 entered service for Messageries Maritimes, 1957 sold to Arosa Line renamed Arosa Sky, 1958 purchased renamed Bianca C, 1959 rebuilt 18,427gt, 22nd October 1961 explosion in engine room when anchored at Grenada abandoned by passengers and crew and foundered in deep water. 17,321
Bianca C (3)   see Federico Costa.  
Bice Costa (1)   see Federico Costa.  
Bice Costa (2) 1943 built by Lithgows Ltd., Port Glasgow | ex- Beaverlake built for Canadian Pacific, 1962 sold to Lloyd Tirrenico, Genoa renamed Bice Costa, 1964 transferred to G. Costa fu Andrea, Genoa, 1967 company restyled in Costa Armatori S.p.A., 1971 scrapped. 7,162
Carla C 1952 built by Ateliers & Chantiers de France, Dunkirk | ex- Flandre, 1968 purchased from Cie Generale Transatlantique, Le Havre (French Line) renamed Carla C, 1986 renamed Carla Costa, 1992 sold to Epirotiki Lines renamed Pallas Athene, 24th March 1994 damaged by fire, 1994 scrapped at Aliaga. 19,975
Carla Costa   see Carla C.  
Caterina C 1946 built by Mario Alberti, Arma di Taggia | 1947 sold renamed Nino Rota. 293
Caterina Costa 1942 built by Tirreno, Riva Trigoso, Genoa | 28th March 1943 destroyed in explosion at Naples. 8,060
Cervinia 1959 built by Cant.Nav.Breda S.p.A., Marghera | ex- Lorenzo Marcello, 1964 purchased from Italnavi Soc di Nav per Azioni, Genoa renamed Cervinia, 1967 company restyled in Costa Armatori S.p.A., 1980 sold renamed Cervinia II, 1981 sold renamed Pistis, 1981 sold renamed Kerasous, 1984 sold renamed Leixoes, 1984 scrapped at Alang. 8,612
Cesana 1956 built by Cant.Nav.Breda S.p.A., Marghera | ex- Enrico Dandolo, 1968 purchased from Italnavi Soc di Nav per Azioni, Genoa renamed Cesana, 1980 scrapped at La Spezia. 8,520
Columbus C 1952 built by Kon. Mij. De Schelde, Vlissingen | ex- Kungsholm built for Swedish America Line, ex- Europa 1965, 1981 purchased from Hapag Lloyd renamed Columbus C, 29th July 1984 wrecked in storm at Cadiz, 1985 scrapped. 22,071
Costa Allegra 1969 built by Wärtsilä, Turku | ex- Axel Johnson, container ship built for Johnson Line, 1986 sold to Regency Cruise Line, Greece renamed Regent Sun intended to rebuilt as cruise ship but not finished, 1988 sold to Navyclub, Italy renamed Italia and partly rebuilt as cruise ship, 1988 sold to Costa Grociere, Naples completed as cruise ship renamed Costa Marina. 25,441
Costa Arabica 1981 built by Italcantieri, Monfalcone | Container, 1984 Conti Hammonia, 1985 Manhattan, 1986 Conti Hammonia, 1987 ALS Dedication, 1989 Conti Hammonia, 1991 Bandama, 1992 Natal, 1994 Green Cape. 20,096
Costa Atlantica 2000 built by Kvaerner Masa yard, Turku 85,920
Costa Classica 1992 built by Fincantieri S.p.A., Monfalcone 53,700
Costa Concordia 2006 built by Fincantieri S.p.A., Monfalcone 110,239
Costa Europa 1986 built by Jos L. Meyer GmbH & Co., Papenburg | ex- Homeric built for Home Lines, 1988 sold to Holland America Line renamed Westerdam, 1989 rebuilt and lengthened 53,872, 2002 sold to Costa Crociere S.p.A. renamed Costa Europa. 53,872
Costa Fortuna 2003 built by built by Fincantieri S.p.A., Monfalcone 110,239
Costa Ligure 1981 built by Italcantieri, Monfalcone | Container, 1984 Conti Bavaria, 1985 Genova, 1986 Conti Bavaria, 1989 Columbine, 1994 Diamond Land. 20,096
Costa Magica 2003 built by built by Fincantieri S.p.A., Monfalcone 110,239
Costa Marina 1969 built by Wärtsilä, Turku | ex- Annie Johnson, container ship built for Johnson Line, 1986 sold to Regency Cruise Line, Greece renamed Regent Moon intended to rebuilt as cruise ship but not finished, 1986 sold renamed Alexandra as containership and still laid up, 1990 bought by Costa Grociere and rebuilt as cruise ship renamed Costa Azzurra, later Costa Allegra. 28,430
Costa Mediterranea 2003 built by Kvaerner Masa yard, Turku 85,920
Costa Playa 1965 built by Oy Wärtsilä Ab, Helsinki Shipyard, Helsinki | ex- Finlandia built for Finska Angfartygs AB, Helsinki, 1978 converted into a cruise ship renamed Finnstar, 1981 sold to Loke Shipping Ltd renamed Innstar, 1981 rebuilt renamed Pearl of Scandinavia, 1987 sold to 2000 Corporation renamed Ocean Pearl, 1988 refitted, 1990 2000 Corporation purchased by Paquet Cruises (Croisieres Paquet), 1994 renamed Pearl, 1995 transferred to Costa Crociere S.p.A. renamed Costa Playa, 1998 sold to Sodimat, Nassau renamed Oriental Pearl, 1999 renamed Joy Wawe, 2000 sold to Eurasia International Partnership, Nassau renamed Golden Princess. 10,311
Costa Riviera 1963 built by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico S.p.A., Monfalcone | ex- Gugliemo Marconi built for Lloyd Triestino, 1975 transferred to Italia Societa per Azione di Navigazione, 1977 transferred to to Italia Crociere International S.p.A. for cruising, 1980 laid up, 1983 sold to Costa Armatori S.p.A. renamed Costa Riviera, 1993 renamed American Adventure, 1994 renamed Costa Riviera, 2002 scrapped as Liberty. 27,905
Costa Romantica 1992 built by Fincantieri S.p.A., Monfalcone 53,700
Costa Serena 2007 built by Fincantieri S.p.A., Monfalcone 110,239
Costa Tropicale 1982 built by Aalborg Vaerft A/S, Aalborg | ex- Tropicale, 2000 purchased from Carnival Cruise Lines renamed Costa Tropicale, 2005 sold to P & O Cruises, Australia renamed Pacific Star, 2008 sold to Pullmantur. 35,190
Costa Victoria 1996 built by Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack 75,051
Danae 1955 built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast | ex- Port Melbourne built for Port Line, 1972 sold to the Carras Group and in the following year was renamed Therisos Express by the Chion Shipping Co. of Piraeus. The company's name was then changed to Therisos Express Shipping Co. S.A. with Carras Liner Services of Piraeus as managers, 1975 converted into a cruise liner by Chalkis Shipyard for John C. Carras’ Delian Cruises S.A. renamed Danae, 1979 sold to Delian Artemis Cruises S.A. and chartered to Costa Cruises for five years, 1984 purchased not renamed 1986 operated by Independent Cruise Lines Ltd, a Costa subsidiary company, 1990 transferred to the newly formed Prestige Cruises, a Costa-Sovcomflot Joint Venture, 1991 while undergoing repairs in drydock at Genoa a fire broke out in the children’s playroom causing major damage, 1992 sold to Greek shipbreakers but resold to Harbour Maritime Ltd. Liberia and renamed Anar. In 1992 chartered by the computer company IBM for use during the Barcelona Olympic Games, 1992 renamed Starlight Princess, 1992 renamed Danae. 1994 renamed Baltica, 1994 sold to Waybell Cruises Inc., Panama and renamed Princess Danae. 15,833
Daphne 1955 built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Newcastle | ex- Port Sydney built for Port Line, 1972, sold to the Carras Group and in the following year renamed Akrotiri Express by the Chion Shipping Co. of Piraeus with Carras Liner Services as managers, 1974 converted into a cruise liner at the Chalkis Shipyard renamed Daphne, 1976 sold to Delian Athina Cruises S.A., 1978 chartered to Flotta Lauro for the season, 1979 chartered to Costa, 1984 purchased, early 1990's transferred to Prestige Cruise Lines not renamed, 1996 sold to Leisure Cruises S.A., Switzerland renamed Switzerland, 1999 sold to Dreamline Cruises not renamed, 2001 laid up at Marseilles, 2002 sold to Majestic Cruises, Greece and renamed Ocean Odyssey, 2002 sold to Ocean Cruise Corp., Panama and renamed Ocean Monarch, 2008 sold to Classic International Cruises renamed Princess Daphne. 15,833
Enrico C (1) 1943 built by Permanente Metals Corp. (Shipbuilding Division), No.2 Yard, Richmond, Calif. | ex- Frank H. Evers standard ship type Liberty EC2-S-C1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Enrico C, 1963 sold to Marherencia Cia Nav SA, Panama, 1967 scrapped Taiwan. 7,179
Enrico C (2) 1950 built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Newcastle | ex- Provence built for Société Générale des Transports Maritimes à Vapeur (SGTM), 1960 laid up, 1961 chartered to Costa Line and rebuilt, 1965 purchased renamed Enrico C, 1967 company restyled in Costa Armatori S.p.A., 1987 renamed Enrico Costa, 1994 sold to Starlauro renamed Symphony, 1995 sold to Mediterranean Shipping Co., 2000 sold to Golden Sun Cruises renamed Aegean Spirit, 2001 renamed Ocean Glory I, 2001 sold renamed Classica, 2001 scrapped at Alang. 15,719
Enrico Costa (1)   built by Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Burntisland | ex- Cerasus built for H. Tenens, 1934 purchased renamed Enrico Costa, 26th June 1941 torpedoed and sunk by British submarine HMS UTMOST near Cape Todaro. 4,080
Enrico Costa (2)   see Enrico C (2).  
Eugenio C (1) 1928 built by Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Burntisland | ex- Cedrus built for H. Tenens, 1934 purchased from Buries Markes renamed Eugenio C, 1941 under German control, 26th April 1944 bombed and sunk by British airplanes off Bodo. 4,078
Eugenio C (2) 1944 built by St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida | ex- Edwin G. Weed standard ship type Liberty EC2-S-C1 built for United States Maritime Commission, 1947 purchased renamed Eugenio C, 1963 sold to Transatlantic Transport Corp, Lugano, Switzerland renamed Aris, 1967 scrapped Kobe, Japan. 7,179
Eugenio C (3) 1965 built by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico S.p.A., Monfalcone | 1987 renamed Eugenio Costa, 1997 sold to Lowline, London renamed Edinburgh Castle, 2000 sold to Premier Cruises, Nassau renamed Big Red Boat II, 2000 laid up, 2004 renamed Red Boat, 2005 renamed Big Red Boat II and scrapped at Alang. 30,567
Eugenio Costa   see Eugenio C (3).  
Federico 1920 built by Bremer Vulkan A.G., Vegesack | ex- Emmapark built for Halcyon Lijn, Vlaardingen, ex Ilos, 1931 purchased from Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM) renamed Federico, 28th July 1941 torpedoed and sunk by British submarine HMS UTMOST. 1,488
Federico C (1) 1946 built by Mediterraneo, Pietra Ligure | 1953 sold renamed Idris Awal, 1956 sold renamed Genziana, 1964 sold renamed Rino Camalich, 1968 sold renamed Mindella, 1974 sold renamed Carmencita, 4th May 1976 sunk after explosion off Katakolo. 848
Federico C (2) 1958 built by Ansaldo SA, Sestri Ponente, Genoa | 1967 company restyled in Costa Armatori S.p.A., 1983 sold to Premier Cruise Line, Panama renamed Royale, 1989 renamed Starship Royale, 1989 sold to Ulysses Cruises, Panama renamed Seabreeze I, 1993 managed by Dolphin Cruises, 17th December 2000 foundered. 20,416
Federico Costa 1943 built by Permanente Metals Corp. (Shipbuilding Division), No.2 Yard, Richmond, Calif. | ex- Otto Mears standard ship type Liberty EC2-S-C1 built for United States Maritime Commission, ex- Napoli 1947, ex- Posillipo 1948, 1952 purchased from Tirrenia Soc. Anon. di Nav, Naples renamed Federico Costa, 1965 renamed Bianca C, 1957 renamed Bice Costa, 1960 sold to Enosis Maritime S.A. (A. Angelicoussis & D. Efthimiou, Piraeus) renamed Enosis, 22nd November 1967 aground on fire Thailand, refloated, towed to Peneng and fire extinguished but CTL, 26th January 1968 towed Singapore and scrapped at Jurong. 7,179
Flavia 1947 built by John Brown & Co.. Ltd., Clydebank | ex- Media built for Cunard Line, 1961 sold to Cogedar Line, Italy renamed Flavia, 1968 chartered to Costa Line Inc., USA, 1982 sold to C.Y. Tung Group, Panama renamed Flavian and laid up, 1986 sold to Virtue Shipping, Hong Kong renamed Lavia, 7th January 1989 destroyed by fire while undergoing a refit at Hong Kong and sunk, refloated and scrapped in Taiwan. 15,465
Franca C (1) 1914 built by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydocking Corp., Newport News | ex- Medina built for Mallory Steamship Co., ex- Roma 1949, 1952 purchased from Cia. Naviera San Miguel S.A., renamed Franca C, 1978 sold renamed Doulos. 6,569
Franca C (2) 1965 built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Newcastle | ex- Southampton Castle, 1978 purchased from Union Castle Line renamed Franca C, 1983 sold for scrap renamed Franca, 1984 scrapped at Dalian. 10,536
Fulvia 1949 built by N.D.S.M., Amsterdam | ex- Oslofjord built for Norwegian America Line, 1969 chartered to Costa Line Inc., USA, renamed Fulvia, 19th July 1970 burned out and sank near Canary Islands. 16,844
Giacomo C 1928 built by Blythswood Shipbuilding Co., Glasgow | ex- Pacific Transporter, 1951 purchased from Furness & Withy & Co. renamed Giacomo C, 1958 scrapped at Savona. 6,273
Giacomo Costa 1920 built by Cantieri San Rocco SA, Trieste | ex- Generale Petitti, 1936 purchased from Gerolimich & Co. renamed Giacomo Costa, 1949 sold to A.& F. Costa renamed Ardens, 1954 scrapped at Savona. 4,638
Giovanna C 1919 built by Asano Shipbuilding Co., Asanao | ex- Eastern Trader built for United States Shipping Board, 1923 to Luckenbach SS Co, NY renamed Horace Luckenbach, 1947 purchased renamed Giovanna C, 1953 scrapped at La Spezia. 6,475
Giovanna Costa 1956 built by N.D.S.M., Amsterdam | ex- Ommenkerk built for Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschappij (VNS), 1974 purchased from Nedlloyd renamed Giovanna Costa, 1967 company restyled in Costa Armatori S.p.A., 1981 laid up, 1983 sold to Malta renamed Milda A, 1984 scrapped at Gadani Beach. 8,986
Giovanni Costa 1947 built by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Glasgow | ex- Beavercove, ex- Maplecove 1952, ex- Beavercove 1962, 1963 purchased from Canadian Pacific renamed Giovanni Costa, 1967 company restyled in Costa Armatori S.p.A., 1971 scrapped. 9,622
Italia 1963 built by Felszegi Yards, Muggia | ex- Italia, 1967 chartered from Crociere d’Oltremare, 1983 sold to Ocean Cruises Lines renamed Ocean Princess, 1.3.1993 sunk after collision with submerged wreck, refloated and declared CTL, 1993 wreck sold renamed Sea Prince for Sunshine Cruise Line, 1995 damaged by fire and sold to Louis Cruise Lines renamed Princesa Oceanica, refitted chartered to Thomson renamed Sapphire. 12,219
Langano 1894 built by H. Koch, Lübeck | ex- Sines built for Oldenburg Portugiesischen Dampfschiffs Rhederei (OPDR), 1918 sold to J. Pedersen, Hadersleben, Denmark, 1921 sold to Paulsen & Ivers, Kiel renamed Neutral, 1928 purchased renamed Langano, 17th September 1950 wrecked. 1,294
Luisa C 1919 built by Asano Shipbuilding Co., Asanao | ex- Eastern Merchant built for United States Shipping Board, 1922 to Luckenbach SS Co, NY renamed Robert Luckenbach, 1947 purchased renamed Luisa C, 1955 sold to Globo de Navegacion S.A., Panama renamed Sula, 1959 scrapped in Japan. 6,461
Luisa Costa (1) 1946 built by Lithgows Ltd., Port Glasgow | ex- Beaverdell, ex- Mapledell 1952, ex- Beaverdell 1956, 1963 purchased from Canadian Pacific renamed Luisa Costa, 1971 scrapped. 9,622
Luisa Costa (2) 1954 built by P. Smit Jr., Rotterdam | ex- Oostkerk, built for Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschappij (VNS), 1974 purchased from Nedlloyd renamed Luisa Costa, 1967 company restyled in Costa Armatori S.p.A., 1978 laid up and in 1979 scrapped at La Spezia. 7,008
Maria C 1911 built by Schiffsbau & Maschinefabrik Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack | ex- Pommern built for Norddeutscher Lloyd, 1917 seized by USA renamed Rappahannock, 1934 to Luckenbach SS Co, NY, renamed William Luckenbach, 1946 purchased renamed Maria C, 1952 laid up, 1953 scrapped. 6,557
Maria Costa 1958 built by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico S.p.A., Monfalcone | 1967 company restyled in Costa Armatori S.p.A., 1980 scrapped at La Spezia. 13,288
Mélanésien   see Bianca C (1).  
Mermoz 1957 built by Ateliers & Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire | ex- Jean Mermoz built for Cie Nav. De Fraissinet & Cyprien Fabre (Fabre Line), Marseilles, ex Mermoz 1970 for Paquet Cruises (Croisieres Paquet), 1995 transferred to Costa Crociere S.p.A. 1998 sold to Prestige Cruises, Nassau, 1999 sold to Louis Cruise Lines renamed Serenade, 2008 scrapped. 13,804
Paola C 1965 built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Newcastle | ex- Good Hope Castle, 1978 purchased from Union Castle Line renamed Paola C, 1983 sold for scrap renamed Paola, 1984 scrapped at Shanghai. 10,538
Paola Costa 1949 built by Eriksberg Mekaniska Verkstads A/B, Gothenburg | Tanker, ex- Peter Maersk, 1963 purchased renamed Paola Costa, 1976 sold to Londson Shipping Corp., London renamed Antonaki, 1976 renamed Nostos Athene, 1978 scrapped at Bilbao. 6,594
Pia Costa 1958 built by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico S.p.A., Monfalcone | 1982 scrapped at La Spezia. 13,286
Ravenna 1888 built by Ramage & Ferguson, Leith | ex- Ravenna built for Leith, Hull & Hamburg S.P.Co Ltd (J.Currie), Leith, 1911 sold to London & Edinburgh Shipping Co., Leith. 1924 purchased not renamed, 29th September 1942 damaged by fire, September 1943 sank at Genoa. 1,243
Sestriere 1943 built by Cantieri Navale Franco Tosi, Taranto | ex- Sestriere, 1968 purchased from Italnavi Soc di Nav per Azioni, Genoa not renamed, 1970 scrapped at Vado. 8,652
Sises 1948 built by Cantieri Navale Franco Tosi, Taranto | ex- Sises 1968 purchased from Italnavi Soc di Nav per Azioni, Genoa not renamed, 1978 scrapped at La Spezia. 9,177
Villarperosa 1957 built by Cant.Nav.Breda S.p.A., Marghera | ex- Villarperosa, 1968 purchased from Italnavi Soc di Nav per Azioni, Genoa, 1982 sold renamed Intra Tribute, 1982 scrapped at Kaoshiung. 8,643

Sources include: The Costa Liners, M. Eliseo & P. Piccione, Carmania, 1997 : The World's Merchant Fleets 1939, Roger Jordan, Chatham, 1999. Details 6,000 merchant ships sailing in 1939 together with details of ships lost in WWII. : Die Grossen Passagiersschiffe der Welt ( eleven volumes), A. Kludas, Stalling/ Koehler, 1972-2006. Details and photographs ofall passenger (steam)ships over 10,000 tons. (German text) : South Atlantic Seaway, N. R. P. Bonsor, Brookside Publications, 1983. Lists passenger steamers and lines sailing between Europe and Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.

TheShipsList | Return to The Fleets

TheShipsList®™ - (Swiggum) All Rights Reserved - Copyright © 1997-2014
These pages may be freely linked to but not duplicated in any fashion without written consent of .
Last updated: March 15, 2009 and maintained by and M. Kohli