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Lavarello Line / G.B. Lavarello

Commenced passenger and cargo services in 1864 between Genoa, Montevideo and Buenos Aires with the wooden hulled steamship, BUENOS AIRES. From 1867, the company commissioned further ships and extended services to Valparaiso and Callao via Cape Horn. By 1881 the company was in financial difficulties and in 1883 went into liquidation and their remaining assets sold.

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 - Valparaiso - Callao.
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Aquila 1870 wooden steamer, 1876 engines removed and ship sold at Malaga. 837
Buenos Aires 1864 wooden steamer, 1873 engines removed, 6th Jul. 1873 sunk in collision with British s/s MARATHON. 663
Colombo   see Espresso.  
Espresso 1871 iron steamer, 1874 renamed Colombo, 1883 sold to M. Bruzzo & Co., 1884 sold to La Veloce renamed Napoli, 5th Dec.1893 abandoned off Brazil. 1,865
Europa 1872 iron steamer, 1883 sold to M. Bruzzo & Co., 1884 sold to La Veloce, 1893 scrapped. 2,226
Liguria 1869 wooden steamer, 1876 engines removed, 1876 sold to Italian buyers renamed Ausonia, wrecked in Red Sea. 798
Montevideo 1867 wooden steamer, 1873 engines removed, 9th Jan. 1874 wrecked near Cape of Good Hope. 721
Nord America 1873 2nd Jan. 1883 wrecked on Spanish coast. 2,175
Sud America 1872 1883 sold to M. Bruzzo & Co., 1884 sold to La Veloce, 13th Sep. 1888 sunk in collision with s/s FRANCE (S.G.T.M.) at Las Palmas. 2,246

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