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Hill Line (Twin Screw Line)

Formed at Liverpool in 1881, this line first ran a service to Calcutta and later to Durban. The first Liverpool-New York voyage, with cargo only, was in December, 1882. Passenger services started in January,1883 from London to New York. In 1891 they combined services with the Wilson Line to form the Wilson-Hill Line. Since they were one of the first to use the twin screw, they were often called the "Twin Screw Line."

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: Glasgow / Liverpool / London - New York

Funnel: Pink

Fleet:
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Bitterne 1883 chartered from T.R.Oswald for 7 voyages 1884-1885. 5,085
European 1866 chartered from Allan Line for 5 voyages 1884-1885. 2,659
Ludgate Hill 1881 1891 transferred to Wilson-Hill Line, 1896 chartered to Wilson's & Furness-Leyland Line, 1897 sold to Allan Line, renamed Livonian. 4,162
Notting Hill 1881 1884 collided with iceberg and abandoned, no lives lost. (first twin screw propelled steamer in Transatlantic trade) 4,021
Richmond Hill 1882 1891 transferred to Wilson-Hill Line, 1896 chartered to Wilson's & Furness-Leyland Line, 1897 sold to Allan Line, renamed Roumanian. 4,225
Tower Hill 1880 1891 transferred to Wilson-Hill Line, 1896 chartered to Wilson's & Furness-Leyland Line, 1897 sold to Allan Line, renamed Turanian. 4.021

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