Home Lines was formed at Genoa in 1946, but their ships
were registered in Panama. Passenger services were originally operated
between Genoa and South America and later to North American ports. By
the mid-1960s the company had switched mostly to cruising.and in 1988
was taken over by Holland America
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.
Yellow with blue top and blue disc containing yellow
||Years in Service
||ex- Bergensfjord, 1946 purchased from Norwegian
American Line renamed Argentina, 1953 sold to Zim Israel Lines,
Haifa renamed Jerusalem.
||ex- Malolo, ex- Matsonia, 1948
purchased from Matson Line renamed
Atlantic, 1954 renamed Queen Frederica (Vasilissa Freiderika), 1965
sold to Chandris Line, Piraeus.
||1988 sold to Premier Cruise Line, Panama renamed Starship
||ex- Drottningholm, 1946 purchased
from Swedish American Line renamed
Brasil, 1951 rebuilt to 10,043 tons, renamed Homeland, 1955 scrapped.
||ex- Shalom, ex- Hanseatic, 1973 purchased from German
Atlantic Line (Deutsche Atlantik Line), Hamburg renamed Doric, 1981
sold to Lido Maritime Inc, renamed Royal Odyssey.
||ex- Mariposa, 1953 purchased from Matson
Line, 1954 renamed Homeric, 1973 badly damaged by fire off
Cape May and 1974 scrapped.
||1988 sold to Holland
America Line renamed Westerdam.
||ex- John Ericsson, 1948 purchased from Swedish
American Line renamed Italia, 1964 sold to Freeport Bahama
Enterprises renamed Imperial Bahama and converted to floating hotel.
||1985 sold to Premier Cruise Line, Panama renamed Starship
||ex- City of Athens, 1947 purchased from Soc. Naviera
Transatlantica, Puero Cortes, Honduras renamed Protea, 1951 sold
to Incres Line, 1952 renamed Arosa Kulm.
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