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The Fleets

Hamburg South American Line / Hamburg-Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft

Founded 1871 and commenced operating from Hamburg via Lisbon to Bahia, Rio de Janeiro and Santos, later extended to the River Plate. In 1900 an express passenger service direct to the River Plate was opened and the company also ran services to Central America in conjunction with Hamburg America Line as well as a New York to Brazil route. Deprived of it's ships after the end of WWI, the company resumed operating with three cargo schooners until 1921 when they acquired a steamship and then gradually rebuilt their fleet. By the outbreak of WWII the company owned 56 ships, but these were either all lost during the war or confiscated afterwards. Under the terms of the Potsdam Treaty, the company was unable to restart activities until 1951 when they resumed cargo/passenger services to South America. By the mid 1960s the expansion of air travel caused the company to concentrate mostly on cargo ships, some of which carried a few passengers.

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:
1872-1911 Black
1900-1911 Buff (CAP liners only)
1911-         White with red top.

Fleet:

1872-1911
1900-1911
CAP liners only
1911-
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Aleppo 1943 ex- Alegrita, 1958 purchased from Sweden renamed Aleppo, 1964 sold to Greece renamed Nissos Serifos. 1,851
Alexander von Humboldt 1959 1965 renamed Babitonga (4), 1968 sold to Argentina renamed Cacique Catriel. 2,124
Amassia 1920 1935 chartered from HAPAG, 1936 purchased from HAPAG, 1937 renamed Maceio (2), 1941 sold to Lloyd Brasileiro renamed Suloide. 3,235
Amazonas 1890 1903 to Argentine flag, renamed Rio Gallegos, 1904 reverted to Amazonas, 1905 sold to Hamburg America Line, renamed Venetia 2,950
Ankara   see Babitonga (3)  
Antonina (1) 1893 1897 sold to Woermann Line renamed Anna Woermann. 2,396
Antonina (2) 1898 1904 sold to Hamburg America Line 4,010
Antonio Delfino 1922 1932-1934 chartered to North German Lloyd, renamed Sierra Nevada, 1934 reverted to Antonio Delfino (HSAL), 1945 seized by Britain, 1946 chartered to Anchor Line, renamed Empire Halladale. 13,589
Argentina (1) 1872 1894 sold to German Levant Line, renamed Tinos. 2,097
Argentina (2) 1895 1907 to Argentine flag, renamed Presidente Mitre, 1923 sold to Chile, renamed Tarapaca. 3,791
Argentina (3) 1920 1932 scrapped. 5,668
Asuncion (1) 1895 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Campos. 4,663
Asuncion (2)   see Niederwald.  
Athen 1951 1956 taken over with Bock, Godeffroy & Co. fleet, 1967 sold to Greece. 2,699
Babitonga (1) 1893 1902 sold to HAPAG renamed Kowloon. 2,326
Babitonga (2) 1922 ex- Osiris, 1938 purchased from HAPAG renamed Babitonga, 1941 scuttled in South Atlantic to avoid capture. 4,422
Babitonga (3) 1952 1959 renamed Ankara employed on DLL services. 1971 sold to Greece. 4,609
Babitonga (4)   see Alexander von Humboldt.  
Bahia (1) 1871 1886 sold to Hansa Line, renamed Cremon. 1,949
Bahia (2) 1886 1897 sold to H. Diederichsen renamed Lauenburg. 2,156
Bahia (3) 1898 1917 seized by Uruguay, renamed Paysandu. 4,817
Bahia (4) 1927 1944 torpedoed and sunk by HMS ULA off Norway. 4,117
Bahia Blanca (1) 1912 1918 sold to Argentina. 9,349
Bahia Blanca (2) 1918 ex- Schonfels, 1938 purchased from DDG Hansa renamed Bahia Blanca, 1940 struck iceburg and sank in Denmark Strait. 8,558
Bahia Camarones 1918 ex- Sonnenfels, 1939 purchased from DDG Hansa renamed Bahia Camarones, 1945 shelled by British warships off Norway, caught fire and beached, later scrapped. 8,552
Bahia Castillo (1) 1913 1919 surrendered to Britain, 1922 sold to Hugo Stinnes, Hamburg, renamed General San Martin, later General Belgrano (see Hamburg America Line) 9,959
Bahia Castillo (2) 1917 ex- Rheinfels, 1939 purchased from DDG Hansa renamed Bahia Castillo, 1940 torpedoed and damaged off Denmark, towed to Kiel and scrapped. 8,579
Bahia Lauro (1) 1913 1914-1917 sheltered at Pernambuco, 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Caxias. 9,791
Bahia Lauro (2) 1918 ex- Rabenfels, 1938 purchased from DDG Hansa renamed Bahia Lauro, 1941 torpedoed and sunk by HMS TRIDENT off Lofoten Islands while trooping; loss of 450 lives. 8,561
Belgrano (1) 1888 1896 sold to Woermann Line, renamed Adolph Woermann. 2,488
Belgrano (2) 1897 1919 surrendered to France. 4,792
Belgrano (3) 1936 1945 mined and sunk, 1946 raised and repaired as minesweeper. 6,095
Belgrano (4) 1953 1965 renamed Santa Barbara (2), 1966 sold to Eastern African Shipping Line, Mombasa renamed Harambee. 6,112
Belgrano (5) 1958 1978 sold to Panama renamed Drake Sea. 15,119
Belmonte 1953 ex- Wulfsbrook, 1954 taken over with Reeder Union fleet renamed Belmonte, 1958 renamed Damaskus (2), 1971 sold to Greece. 2,699
Bertioga 1957 1958 renamed Cap Palmas, 1968 chartered to foreign owners renamed Dafne, 1969 reverted to Cap Palmas, 1970 sold to Karl Gross, Bremen. 8,897
Bilbao   see Santa Rita (1)  
Blumenau 1952 ex- Vossbrook, 1954 taken over with Reeder Union fleet renamed Blumenau, 1964 sold to Emil Offen & Co, Hamburg renamed Ditmar Koel. 6,021
Bonanza 1929 ex- Dusternbrook, 1954 taken over with Reeder Union fleet renamed Bonanza, 1960 sold to Lebanon renamed Carnation. 4,843
Bonita 1956 1968 sold to Glahr & Co, Bremen renamed Atlanta. 1,425
Brasilien 1869 ex- Brazilian, 1872 purchased from Hamburg-Brazil SN Co., renamed Brasilien. 1873 sold to Britain, renamed Brazilian. 1,315
Brunhilde 1944 1945 captured by Britain, 1946 renamed Empire Game. 1,923
Buenos Aires (1) 1872 1890 wrecked on Rosa Island. 2,438
Buenos Aires (2) 1893 1902 sold to Woermann Line, renamed Ascan Woermann. 3,184
Buenos Aires (3) 1912 1919 surrendered to France, 1922 to Messageries Maritimes, renamed Cephee. 9,180
Buenos Aires (4) 1911 ex- Witram, 1936 chartered from North German Lloyd, 1937 purchased from NGL renamed Buenos Aires, 1940 torpedoed and sunk by HMS NARWHAL. 6,097
Burg Sparrenberg 1953 1967 sold to Greece renamed Liberator Colocotronis. 4,142
Cairo 1953 1956 taken over with Bock, Godeffroy & Co. fleet, 1967 sold to Panama renamed Santa Katerina. 2,699
Camarones   see Taquary.  
Campinas (1) 1886 1896 sold to Hamburg America Line, renamed Valencia 2,194
Campinas (2)   see Westerwald.  
Cap Anamur 1971 1972 transferred to Panama flag subsidiary renamed Samos Island, 1976 sold to Greece renamed Cap Itea. 5,055
Cap Arcona (1) 1907 1919 surrendered to France, 1921 to Messageries Maritimes, renamed Angers. 9,932
Cap Arcona (2) 1927 1945 bombed and destroyed in Bay of Lubeck; loss of 5,000+ lives. 27,561
Cap Blanco (1) 1904 1914 sold to Hamburg America Line, renamed Prinz Hubertus 7,523
Cap Blanco (2) 1971 1971 sold to Greece renamed Drymakos. 5,899
Cap Bonavista 1960 1970 sold to Vith & Co, Flensburg renamed Lindaunis. 4,042
Cap Carmel 1971 1973 sold to Denmark renamed Rikke Bewa. 5,055
Cap Castillo 1958 1969 sold to Boknis, Vith & Co., Flensburg, 1971 renamed Boknis. 4,042
Cap Colorado 1961 1971 sold to Pakistan renamed Bhairab. 5,376
Cap Corrientes 1958 1969 sold to Argentina renamed Cacique Namuncura. 4,106
Cap Delgado 1959 ex- Fusan, 1960 purchased from Denmark renamed Cap Delgado, 1969 sold to Vith & Co, Flensburg, 1971 renamed Brunsnis. 4,162
Cap Domingo 1958 1970 sold to Norway renamed Crux. 2,879
Cap Finisterre (1) 1911 1919 war reparation to Britain, 1921 to Japan, renamed Taiyo Maru. 14,503
Cap Finisterre (2) 1956 1972 sold to Liberia renamed Penelope II. 8,984
Cap Frio (1) 1900 1908 wrecked near Bahia. 5,732
Cap Frio (2) 1955 1969 sold to Liberia. 5,857
Cap Matapan 1971 1973 sold to Denmark renamed Mette Bewa. 5,063
Cap Norte (1) 1922 1932-1934 chartered to North German Lloyd, renamed Sierra Salvada, 1934 reverted to Cap Norte, 1939 captured by HMS BELFAST became Empire Trooper, 1955 scrapped. 13,615
Cap Norte (2) 1955 1972 transferred to Norte Shipping Inc., Singapore 6,602
Cap Ortegal (1) 1904 1919 surrendered to France, 1922 to Messageries Maritimes, renamed Chambord. (picture) 7,818
Cap Ortegal (2) 1956 1969 sold to Liberia. 8,980
Cap Palmas   see Bertioga.  
Cap Polonio 1914 never sailed before 1919 then surrendered to Britain, 1921 purchased by HSAL, 1935 scrapped. 20,576
Cap Roca (1) 1900 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Itu. 5,786
Cap Roca (2) 1956 1972 sold to Greece renamed Drakon. 8,912
Cap Salinas   see Santa Catarina.  
Cap San Antonio 1961 1982 sold to Panama renamed San Antonio. 9,849
Cap San Augustin 1961 1983 sold to Holland renamed Coolhaven. 9,833
Cap San Diego 1962 1981 sold to Panama renamed San Diego. 9,850
Cap San Lorenzo 1961 1961 sold to Panama renamed Lorenz. 9,849
Cap San Marco 1961 1985 sold to St. Vincent renamed Marco Polo. 9,828
Cap San Nicolas 1961 1981 sold to Panama renamed Nicola. 9,839
Cap Saray 1969 ex- Golden Wave, 1986 purchased from Panama renamed Cap Saray, 1989 sold to China renamed Bei Lu. 4,930
Cap Sunion 1969 ex- Jupiter II, 1986 purchased from Panama renamed Cap Sunion, 1989 sold to St. Vincent renamed Mandarin Sun. 5,025
Cap Trafalgar 1914 1914 sunk in battle with British auxiliary cruiser CARMANIA. 18,710
Cap Valiente 1960 1970 sold to Argentina renamed Cacique Yanquetruz. 4,113
Cap Verde (1) 1900 1919 surrendered to Britain, 1922 repurchased by HSAL renamed Madeira, 1925 sold to Lloyd Brasileiro renamed Raul Soares. 5,909
Cap Verde (2) 1956 1969 sold to Heiner Braasch, Lubeck renamed Hamburger Brucke. 8,912
Cap Vilano (1) 1906 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Sobral. 9,467
Cap Vilano (2) 1955 1972 transferred to Vilano Shipping Inc., Singapore. 6,608
Caroline Horn 1960 1968 sold to New Zealand renamed Auckland Exporter. 1,360
Caroline Oetker 1956 1969 sold to Greece renamed Apollo XI. 22,269
Ceara 1882 1894 sold to German Levant Line, renamed Milos. 1,990
Chubut   see Itaparica.  
Cintra 1889 1899 sold to Deutsche Levante Line, renamed Stambul. 2,506
Claus Horn 1958 1965 taken over from Heinrich C. Horn, Hamburg, 1967 sold to Liberia renamed Northcape. 1,032
Columbus America 1971 1989 still in service. 19,146
Columbus Australia 1971 1989 still in service. 19,146
Columbus California   see Santa Rita (3)  
Columbus Canada   see Santa Rosa (3)  
Columbus Canterbury 1979 1983 renamed Monte Sarmiento (3), 1986 chartered to Belgium renamed CMB Memling, 1987 sold to Belgium. 19,194
Columbus Louisiana 1979 1989 still in service. 19,193
Columbus New Zealand 1970 1989 still in service. 19,146
Columbus Queensland 1979 1989 still in service. 21,872
Columbus Taranaki   see Santa Rita (3)  
Columbus Tasmania   see Santa Rosa (3)  
Columbus Victoria 1976 1989 still in service. 14,160
Columbus Virginia 1977 1989 still in service. 14,173
Columbus Wellington 1977 1989 still in service. 14,173
Comodoro Rivadavia   see Paraguassu.  
Cordoba (1) 1896 1919 surrendered to Britain, 1920 destroyed by fire off Socotra. 4,871
Cordoba (2)   see Taunus.  
Corrientes (1) 1881 1890 stranded off Ceara, total loss. 1,790
Corrientes (2) 1894 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Guaratuba. 3,720
Corrientes (3) 1921 ex- Munster, 1935 chartered from North German Lloyd, 1938 purchased from NGL renamed Corrientes, 1944 sold to Spain renamed Monte Moncayo. 4,565
Curityba (1) 1887 1897 sold to H. Diederichsen, Germany. 2,363
Curityba (2) 1911 ex- Holstein, 1935 chartered from North German Lloyd, 1938 purchased from NGL renamed Curityba, 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Norway by Russian submarine. 4,969
Damaskus (1) 1953 1956 taken over with Bock, Godeffroy & Co. fleet, 1958 transferred to HAPAG renamed Luneburg. 4,525
Damaskus (2)   see Belmonte.  
Danisa   see St. Petri (2)  
Desterro (1) 1885 1892 sunk in collision with SS Indra near Terschelling. 2,011
Desterro (2) 1895 1917 sold Germany, renamed Uhlenhorst. 2,543
Dora Horn 1958 1965 taken over from Heinrich C. Horn, Hamburg, 1968 sold to Tuna Kuhltransport, Hamburg renamed Lupita Castro. 791
Eifel 1918 1934 chartered from HAPAG, 1936 purchased from HAPAG, 1937 renamed Tucuman (2), 1945 bombed and sunk at Kiel. 4,621
Entrerios (1) 1902 1915 wrecked on Swedish coast. 4,395
Entrerios (2) 1923 1944 bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft off Norway. 5,179
Erika 1957 1967 taken over with Atlas Levante Line fleet, 1970 sold to Panama renamed Sovereign Crystal. 3,192
Esmeralda 1944 1945 captured by Britain renamed Empire Wye. 6,446
Espana 1922 1945 captured at Sandefjord, 1946 to USSR, renamed General Bagration. 7,322
Fiume 1882 ex- Athos, 1899 purchased from Deutsche Levante Line renamed Fiume, 1901 sold to Dabelstein, Hamburg. 1,365
Florianopolis 1943 1944 bombed and sunk by Russian aircraft near Kirkenes, Norway. 6,062
Florida (1) 1939 1940 torpedoed and sunk off Denmark by HMS SUNFISH. 6,148
Florida (2) 1944 1945 bombed and sunk at Lubeck by Russian aircraft, 1954 raised, repaired and sold to Panama. 5,542
Galata 1952 1956 taken over with Bock, Godeffroy & Co. fleet, 1971 sold to Greece. 2,676
General Artigas 1923 1934 chartered from HAPAG, 1935 purchased from HAPAG, 1943 bombed and burnt out at Hamburg, 1946 scrapped. 11,254
General Osorio 1929 1934 chartered from HAPAG, 1935 purchased from HAL, 1945 bombed and sunk at Kiel, 1947 scrapped. 11,590
General San Martin 1922 1934 chartered from HAPAG, 1935 purchased from HAPAG, 1945 seized by Britain, 1946 renamed Empire Deben, 1949 scrapped. 11,251
Guahyba 1895 1916 seized by Portugal, renamed Port Santo. 2,756
Gunther (1) 1906 1907 purchased from Reederei Union, Hamburg, 1917 seized by Brazil renamed Maranguape. 3,037
Gunther (2) 1944 1945 captured by Britain renamed Empire Galashiels, 1946 to U.S.S.R. renamed Smolensk. 1,923
Gustav Pistor 1953 1964 sold to Liberia renamed La Salle. 5,879
Gutrune 1906 1907 purchased from Reederei Union, Hamburg, 1915 torpedoed and sunk by British submarine E.19 near Oland. 3,039
Hamburg 1878 1892 sold to German Levant Line, renamed Naxos. 1,644
Hansa 1 1943 1945 bombed and beached off Gothenburg, total loss. 1,923
Harald Horn 1960 1969 sold to New Zealand renamed Wellington Exporter. 1,359
Heinrich Christian Oetker 1941 ex- Vesthav, 1956 purchased from Norway renamed Heinrich Christian Oetker, 1963 scrapped. 10,339
Heinz Horn 1958 1965 taken over from Heinrich C. Horn, Hamburg, 1969 sold to Panama renamed Jamil. 1,138
Henry Horn 1957 1965 taken over from Heinrich C. Horn, Hamburg, 1968 sold to Panama renamed San Expedito. 716
Herbert Horn 1959 1965 taken over from Heinrich C. Horn, Hamburg, 1968 sold to Panama renamed Mary B. 852
Hildegard 1958 1962 purchased from Nord-Ost Reederei Westphal & Co, Bremen, 1970 sold to Panama renamed Samir 1. 1,352
Hohenstein 1927 1936 purchased from HAPAG, 1937 renamed Olinda (2), 1939 shelled and sunk by HMS AJAX off Cape Polonio. 4,576
Ingrid Horn 1958 1965 taken over from Heinrich C. Horn, Hamburg, 1967 sold to Gilbert & Ellice Islands renamed Moanaraoi. 561
Irmgard Horn 1959 1965 taken over from Heinrich C. Horn, Hamburg, 1969 sold to Tuna Kuhltransport, Hamburg renamed Antoinette Castro. 852
Itajahy 1915 1915 requisitioned by German Navy, 1919 surrendered to Britain, 1921 sold to Houston Line renamed Hesione. 4,155
Itaparica 1890 1901 renamed Chubut, 1904 renamed Itaparica, 1905 sold to Hamburg America Line renamed Virginia. 2,543
Joao Pessoa 1922 ex- Georgia, 1936 purchased from HAPAG renamed Joao Pessoa, 1942 wrecked near San Sebastian, Spain. 3,023
Johan Carel Oetker (1) 1941 ex- Sysla, 1957 purchased from Norway renamed Johan Carel Oetker, 1963 scrapped. 10,339
Johan Carel Oetker (2) 1953 ex- Hoegh Shield, 1964 purchased from Sweden renamed Johan Carel Oetker, 1967 sold to Cyprus renamed Captain Papalios. 11,736
La Coruna 1922 1940 scuttled to avoid capture off Iceland. 7,271
La Plata (1)   see Pelotas (2)  
La Plata (2)   see Sachsen. 8,109
Libanon 1952 1956 taken over with Bock, Godeffroy & Co. fleet, 1971 sold to Greece. 4,435
Lissabon 1883 1896 sold to Woermann Line, renamed Melita Bohlen. 2,000
Luise Horn 1961 1965 taken over from Heinrich C. Horn, Hamburg, 1970 sold to Holland renamed Adriatic. 1,360
Maceio (1) 1896 1904 to Argentine flag, renamed Presidente Roca, 1909 destroyed by fire at sea. 2,786
Maceio (2)   see Amassia.  
Madeira   see Cap Verde (1)  
Madrid 1922 1934 chartered from North German Lloyd, 1937 purchased from NGL, 1941 bombed and sunk off Holland. 8,753
Mendoza (1) 1894 1914 wrecked on Argentine coast. 3,797
Mendoza (2) 1919 ex- Mount Ida, 1937 purchased from Greece renamed Mendoza, 1945 bombed and sunk by Russian aircraft off Pillau. 5,193
Mimi Horn 1957 1965 taken over from Heinrich C. Horn, Hamburg, 1968 sold to Panama renamed Shirley B. 741
Monte Cervantes (1) 1928 1930 wrecked on Tierra del Fuego. 13,913
Monte Cervantes (2) 1982 1989 still in service. 21,863
Monte Olivia (1) 1925 1945 bombed and sunk at Kiel, 1946 scrapped. 13,750
Monte Olivia (2)   see Santa Rita (3)  
Monte Pascoal (1) 1931 1944 bombed and sunk at Wilhelmshaven, refloated and 1946 scuttled with chemical ammunition. 13,870
Monte Pascoal (2) 1980 ex- Dunedin, 1986 purchased from Shaw, Savill & Albion Line renamed Monte Pascoal. 1989 still in service. 23,291
Monte Penedo 1912 1914-1917 sheltered at Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1917 seized by Brazil renamed Sabara. 3,693
Monte Rosa (1) 1931 1945 surrendered to Britain, 1946 renamed Empire Windrush, 1954 on fire and sank in Mediterranean. 13,882
Monte Rosa (2) 1981 1989 still in service. 21,871
Monte Sarmiento (1) 1924 1942 bombed and sunk at Kiel, 1943 scrapped. 13,625
Monte Sarmiento (2)   see Santa Rosa (3)  
Monte Sarmiento (3)   see Columbus Canterbury.  
Montevideo (1) 1873 1889 sold to M. Jebsen, renamed Apenrade. 2,238
Montevideo (2) 1889 1898 sold to Woermann Line, renamed Helene Woermann. 2,574
Montevideo (3) 1901 1914-1918 sheltered at Punta Arenas, Chile, 1921 to Britain as war reparations, sold to Alexander Shipping Co, London renamed Westbury. 4,138
Montevideo (4) 1936 1939 laid up at Rio Grande, 1942 sold to Lloyd Brasileiro, Rio de Janeiro renamed Brasiloide. 6,076
Naguilan 1951 1967 taken over with Atlas Levante Line fleet, 1969 sold to Oldendorff Line, Hamburg renamed Nordhaff. 2,699
Natal 1921 ex- Eupatoria, 1936 purchased from HAPAG renamed Natal, 1940 requisitioned by German Navy, 1944 mined and sunk off Norway. 3,172
Niederwald 1921 1934 chartered from HAPAG, 1936 purchased from HAPAG, 1937 renamed Asuncion (2), 1942 mined and sunk off Norway. 4,626
Norderney 1932 1956 taken over with Bock, Godeffroy & Co. fleet, 1968 scrapped. 513
Olinda (1) 1887 1897 sold to H. Diederichsen, Germany. 2,376
Olinda (2)   see Hohenstein.  
Palmyra 1944 ex- Baltic Oak, 1957 purchased from United Baltic Corporation renamed Palmyra, 1962 sank after collision with tanker British Mariner. 1,759
Paraguassu 1890 1901 to Argentine flag, renamed Comodoro Rivadavia, 1903 wrecked Patagonia. 2,541
Paraguay 1920 1936 purchased from HAPAG, 1937 wrecked off Rio Grande. 3,971
Parana 1921 ex- Edmund Siemers, 1922 purchased from Siemers, Hamburg renamed Parana, 1939 scuttled in Denmark Strait to avoid capture. 5,986
Paranagua (1) 1878 1878 sold to German Levant Line, renamed Euripos. 1,653
Paranagua (2) 1895 1917 sold to A. Bolten, Germany, renamed Harvestehude. 2,803
Paranagua (3) 1939 1940 mined and sunk off Holland. 6,062
Patagonia (1) 1890 1904 sold to Hamburg America Line 2,975
Patagonia (2) 1912 ex- Grandon, 1934 chartered from North German Lloyd, 1938 purchased from NGL renamed Patagonia, 1945 captured by Britain and scuttled with cargo of gas ammunition. 5,898
Pelotas (1) 1893 1897 sold to F. Laiesz, Hamburg renamed Imbros, 1900 to Deutsche Levante Line. 2,410
Pelotas (2) 1898 1904 sold to Hamburg America Line, renamed La Plata 4,004
Pergamon 1930 ex- Destrian, 1950 purchased by Bock, Godeffroy & Co from Ellerman Line renamed Pergamon, 1956 taken over with Bock, Godeffroy & Co. fleet, 1964 scrapped. 3,548
Pernambuco (1) 1883 1894 sold to Woermann Line, renamed Kurt Woermann. 2,027
Pernambuco (2) 1897 1915 torpedoed and sunk in Baltic Sea. 4,788
Pernambuco (3) 1925 ex- Skaneland, 1927 purchased from Sweden renamed Pernambuco, 1945 captured by Britain renamed Empire Dart, 1946 transferred to U.S.S.R. renamed Krasnodar. 4,121
Petropolis (1) 1882 1895 sold to De Freitas & Co, renamed Pergamon. 1,989
Petropolis (2) 1897 1916 seized by Portugal, renamed Madeira. 4,792
Petropolis (3) 1911 ex- Berengar, 1934 chartered from North German Lloyd, 1938 purchased from NGL renamed Petropolis, 1945 stranded in River Elbe and broke her back. 4,845
Phonizien 1956 1967 taken over with Atlas Levante Line fleet, 1970 sold to Bereederungs-Alliance Flensburg 3,178
Polar Argentina 1968 1976 sold to Liberia. 5,623
Polar Brasil 1968 1977 sold to Liberia. 5,623
Polar Columbia 1968 1978 sold to Liberia. 5,623
Polar Costa Rica 1979 1981 sold to Bermuda renamed Caribbean Enterprise. 9,996
Polar Ecuador 1967 1976 sold to Liberia. 5,617
Polar Honduras 1979 1981 sold to Barclay's Mercantile Finance Ltd (Union-Castle Mail SS Co) renamed Edinburgh Universal. 9,996
Polar Paraguay 1968 1977 sold to Liberia. 5,637
Polar Uruguay 1968 1978 sold to Liberia. 5,636
Polarlicht 1964 1970 sold to Friedrich Brante Ravenna, Hamburg. 4,851
Polarstern 1964 1970 sold to Friedrich Brante Ravenna, Hamburg. 4,970
Porto Alegre (1) 1888 1898 sold to Deutsche Levante Line, renamed Pera. 2,499
Porto Alegre (2) 1936 1940 requisitioned by German Navy, 1945 bombed and sunk in Skaggerak. 6,105
Presidente Mitre   see Argentina.  
Presidente Roca   see Maceio (1).  
Ravensberg (1) 1928 ex- Clydefield, 1950 purchased from Hunting & Son, Newcastle renamed Ravensberg, 1954 scrapped. 7,337
Ravensberg (2) 1955 1965 sold to Israel renamed Nahshon. 2,471
Richard Kaselowsky 1954 1967 chartered to foreign owners renamed Biscaya, 1969 sold to Greece renamed Polemic Colocotronis. 12,859
Rio (1) 1870 1871 purchased from Hamburg-Brazil SN Co., 1891 sold to M. Jebsen. 1,688
Rio (2) 1892 ex- Branksome Tower, 1892 purchased from F. Stumore & Co., renamed Rio. 1902 sold to Deutsche Levante Line, renamed Seriphos. 3,187
Rio Gallegos   see Amazonas.  
Rio Grande (1) 1905 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Benevente. 4,556
Rio Grande (2) 1939 1944 scuttled near Ascension Island to avoid capture by U.S. Navy. 6,062
Rio Negro 1905 1919 surrendered to Britain, 1921 to Ellerman Line, renamed City of Palermo. 4,613
Rio Pardo 1905 ex- Damatia (2), 1906 purchased from Hamburg America Line, 1919 surrendered to Britain, 1921 to Ellerman Line, renamed City of Alexandria. 4,588
Rosario (1) 1881 1892 sold to German Levant Line, renamed Andros. 1,824
Rosario (2) 1893 1904 sold to Woermann Line, renamed Erich Woermann. 3,184
Rosario (3) 1913 ex- Witell, 1936 chartered from North German Lloyd, 1937 purchased from NGL renamed Rosario, 1945 surrendered to Britain, allocated to Denmark and later renamed Albertina. 6,079
Rudolf Oetker 1954 1967 sold to Greece renamed Regina D. 12,858
Sachsen 1922 1936 purchased from HAPAG, 1937 renamed La Plata (2), 1942 requisitioned by German Navy, 1943 damaged and beached in air raid in Norway, later scrapped (1949). 8,109
Samos Island   see Cap Anamur.  
San Nicolas (1) 1888 1896 sold to Woermann Line, renamed Lothar. 2,515
San Nicolas (2) 1897 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Alfenas. 4,739
Santa Anna 1910 1914-1917 sheltered at Paranagua, Brazil, 1917 seized by Brazil renamed Maceio, 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Spain. 3,739
Santa Barbara (1) 1908 1914-1916 sheltered in Cape Verde Islands, 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Sao Thiago. 3,763
Santa Barbara (2)   see Belgrano (3)  
Santa Catarina 1951 1959 renamed Cap Salinas, 1965 sold to Greece renamed Kalimnos. 6,997
Santa Catharina 1907 1914 captured and sunk by HMS Glasgow off Brazil. 4,247
Santa Clara 1914 1914-1918 sheltered at Rosario, 1921 surrendered to Britain, sold to C. Barrie, Glasgow renamed Den of Airlie. 5,485
Santa Cruz (1) 1905 1919 surrendered to Britain, 1921 to Ellerman Line, renamed Merton Hall. 4,924
Santa Cruz (2) 1971 1978 chartered to Lloyd Brasileiro renamed Lloyd Melbourne, 1979 reverted to Santa Cruz, 1980 sold to Singapore. 9,843
Santa Elena (1) 1908 1920 war reparation to France, 1922 to Chargeurs Reunis, renamed Linois. 7,415
Santa Elena (2) 1951 1964 sold to Chile, renamed Austrac. 6,971
Santa Elena (3) 1976 1978 sold to D. Wandel, Bremen and chartered back to the company, 1982 re-purchased, 1982 resold to D. Wandel renamed Taufau. 11,768
Santa Fe (1) 1902 1919 surrendered to Britain, 1922 repurchased by HSAL, 1932 scrapped. 4,494
Santa Fe (2)   see Stiegerwald.  
Santa Fe (3) 1972 1980 sold to Singapore. 9,843
Santa Ines (1) 1914 1914-1918 sheltered at Valparaiso, 1918 seized by Chile, 1921 surrendered to Britain, resold to HSAL renamed Rio de Janeiro, 1940 torpedoed and sunk by Polish submarine ORZEL off Norway. 5,199
Santa Ines (2) 1953 1961 sold to Pakistan, renamed Ocean Energy. 8,995
Santa Isabel (1) 1914 1914 shelled and sunk by HMS BRISTOL in South Atlantic. 5,199
Santa Isabel (2) 1952 1968 sold to Uruguay (same name) 6,982
Santa Lucia 1907 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Joazeiro. 4,238
Santa Maria 1908 1914-1920 sheltered at Caleta Buena, Chile, 1921 allocated to Britain, 1922 resold to HSAL, renamed Villagarcia, 1932 scrapped. 7,401
Santa Rita (1) 1905 1921 surrendered to Britain, 1922 repurchased by HSAL, renamed Bilbao (cargo), 1932 scrapped. 4,752
Santa Rita (2) 1954 1972 sold to Nigeria renamed Ahmadu Tijani. 6,291
Santa Rita (3) 1975 1979 renamed Columbus Taranaki, 1980 renamed Monte Olivia, 1982 renamed Columbus California, 1983 chartered to Blue Star Line renamed Saxon Star, 1986 reverted to Columbus California, 1987 chartered to Australia renamed Act 12, 1988 transferred to Tonga. 11,800
Santa Rosa (1) 1911 1914-1917 sheltered at Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1917 seized by Brazil renamed Iguassu. 9,349
Santa Rosa (2) 1954 1972 sold to Greece. 6,323
Santa Rosa (3) 1976 1979 renamed Columbus Tasmania, 1980 renamed Monte Sarmiento, 1983 chartered to Royal Mail Line renamed Avon, 1986 renamed Columbus Canada, 1988 transferred to Tonga. 11,770
Santa Teresa 1953 1961 sold to Bangladesh, renamed Rustom. 8,996
Santa Theresa 1911 1914-1918 sheltered at Iquique, Chile, 1921 surrendered to Britain, resold to HSAL, 1932 scrapped. 3,739
Santa Ursula (1) 1908 1914-1916 sheltered at Lisbon, 1916 seized by Portugal renamed Estremadura. 3,771
Santa Ursula (2) 1950 1964 sold to Chile, renamed Angol. 6,962
Santos (1) 1869 1871 purchased from Hamburg-Brazil SN Co., 1873 sold to W. Zoder, Hamburg, renamed S. Pauli. 961
Santos (2) 1877 1897 sold to Denmark, renamed Venus. 2,273
Santos (3) 1899 1917 seized by Brazil. 4,855
Santos (4) 1923 ex- Rapot, 1935 chartered from North German Lloyd, 1938 purchased from NGL renamed Santos, 1944 bombed and sunk near Heligoland. 5,943
Sao Paulo (1) 1896 1914 transferred to German Navy became Sperrbrecher 8, 1915 mined and sunk in North Sea. 4,724
Sao Paulo (2) 1921 ex- Alrich, 1934 chartered from North German Lloyd, 1938 purchased from NGL renamed Sao Paulo, 1940 mined and sunk near Bergen. 4,977
St. Clemens 1975 1982 sold to Mexico renamed Rio Papaloapan. 23,935
St. Jacobi 1971 1979 sold to Greece renamed Dona Ourania. 17,782
St. Katharinen 1970 1978 sold to Greece renamed Dona Evgenia. 17,782
St. Michaelis (1) 1966 1972 sold to Greece renamed Champion Colocotronis. 44,895
St. Michaelis (2) 1981 1989 still in service. 26,938
St. Nikolai (1) 1965 1973 sold to Panama renamed St. Paul's. 39,520
St. Nikolai (2) 1982 1989 still in service. 26,937
St. Petri (1) 1966 1972 sold to Greece renamed Courageous Colocotronis. 44,895
St. Petri (2) 1981 1985 transferred to Panama flag renamed Danisa, 1985 returned to German registry renamed St. Petri, 1989 still in service. 26,938
Stadt Schleswig 1958 1965 taken over from Heinrich C. Horn, Hamburg, 1968 sold to Tuna Kuhltransport, Hamburg renamed Maria Castro. 790
Stiegerwald 1921 1936 chartered from HAPAG, 1936 purchased from HAPAG, 1937 renamed Santa Fe (2), 1939 captured by French Navy renamed St. Andre, 1940 reverted to Santa Fe after the surrender of France, 1943 torpedoed and sunk in Black Sea by Russian submarine. 4,627
Taquary 1896 1904 to Argentine flag, renamed Camarones, 1922 sold to Argentina, renamed Buenos Aires. 2,788
Taunus 1919 1935 chartered from HAPAG, 1936 purchased from HAPAG, 1937 renamed Cordoba (2), 1944 scuttled at Havre by retreating German army, later scrapped. 4,611
Tenerife 1922 1939 scuttled in Denmark Strait to avoid capture. 4,996
Tiefland 1943 1945 captured by Britain renamed Empire Gatehouse, transferred to Canada renamed Gulfport. 1,923
Tijuca (1) 1886 1896 sold to Hamburg America Line, renamed Valdivia 2,165
Tijuca (2) 1899 1917 seized by Brazil, renamed Baependy. 4,801
Tijuca (3) 1923 ex- Ludwigshafen, 1935 chartered from North German Lloyd, 1938 purchased from NGL renamed Tijuca, 1945 surrendered to Britain, allocated to Denmark, later renamed Marie Skou. 5,918
Triest 1883 ex- Argos, 1900 purchased from Deutsche Levante Line renamed Triest, 1901 sold to Italy renamed Trieste. 1,495
Tucuman (1) 1895 1927 scrapped. 4,661
Tucuman (2)   see Eifel.  
Uruguay (1) 1884 1895 wrecked near Cape Frio. 1,982
Uruguay (2) 1921 1936 purchased from HAPAG, 1940 scuttled off Iceland to avoid capture. 5,846
Valparaiso 1873 1893 sold to Edwards Shipbuilding Co, North Shields. 2,201
Vigo 1922 1939 to German Navy became Sperrbrecher X, 1944 mined and sunk. 7,309
Villagarcia   see Santa Maria.  
Waldtraut Horn 1958 1965 taken over from Heinrich C. Horn, Hamburg, 1969 sold to Bahamas renamed Sea Sorceress. 1,022
Walter 1954 1967 taken over with Atlas Levante Line fleet, 1971 sold to Greece. 4,389
Westerwald 1921 1935 chartered from HAPAG, 1936 purchased from HAPAG, 1937 renamed Campinas (2), 1940 mined and sunk off Denmark. 4,541

Chartered Passenger Ships

Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Germania 1870 1876 chartered from Hamburg America Line, 1876 wrecked Bahia, 2,876
Goethe 1873 1876 chartered from Hamburg America Line, 1876 wrecked off River Plate. 3,408
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