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London, Belgium, Brazil & River Plate SS Co.

Commenced passenger service from London to Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo and Buenos Aires in Aug.1867. Services continued until Aug.1870 when the company was wound up and taken over by the Ryde 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:
    • London - Antwerp - Falmouth - Rio de Janeiro - Montevideo - Buenos Aires.
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
City of Brussels 1868 fate unknown. 1,600
City of Buenos Ayres 1867 1873 sold to Lloyd Austriaco renamed Calipso. 1,712
City of Limerick 1867 1870 sold to T. & J. Harrison, London renamed Warrior, 1873 sold to Lamport & Holt Line renamed Vandyck, 1892 hulked at Buenos Aires. 1,339
City of Rio de Janeiro 1868 1873 sold to Lamport & Holt Line renamed Teniers, 1892 scrapped. 1,587

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