Ligure Brasiliana was founded in Genoa in 1897 to run services from Italy
to Brazil, Amazon ports and later to the River Plate. The Amazon ports service
was abandoned in 1903. The
company made one Genoa - Naples - New York voyage with the RIO AMAZONAS in 1903.
1913 Hamburg America Line bought the
entire share capital of the company and in 1914 the name was changed to Transatlantica
Italiana Societa Anonima di Navigazione (see Transatlantica
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
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||Years in Service
||ex- Port Jackson, 1898 chartered from Anglo-Australasian
SN Co. and renamed Agordat, 1903 to Italian owners,
||1906 chartered from Hamburg America Line for two
||ex- Florida, 1911 purchased from Lloyd
and renamed Cavour, 1914 transferred to Transatlantica
||1898 chartered from G. Cresta, Genoa.(no further info)
||ex- Virginia, 1911 purchased from Lloyd
and renamed Garibaldi, 1914 transferred to Transatlantica
||ex- Para, 1897 purchased from Ligure
Romana and renamed Minas, 1916 torpedoed and sunk in
Mediterranean; loss of 331 lives.
||1897 purchased from Ligure Romana, 1915 mined and
sunk near Sasseno; loss of with 94 lives.
||ex- Maranhao, 1897 purchased from Ligure
Romana and renamed Rio Amazonas, 1917 shelled and sunk by U.38 near
|| 1898-1903 chartered from Dufour
& Bruzzo, Genoa.
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