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The Fleets

Linha de Vapores Portuguezas / Linha de Navegaceo de J.H. Andresen / Andresen Line

Linha de Vapores Portuguezas, also known as "Linha de Navegaceo de J.H.Andresen" and "Andresen Line" was started in the 1840s with a small fleet of sailing ships. They acquired their first steamship in 1860 (DUQUE DO PORTO 268 tons) for cargo service in Brazilian waters. Passenger service started on a triangular service between Antwerp, Oporto, Rio de Janeiro and New York in 1887. Later they made calls at the Azores, UK ports and River Amazon ports. Due to intense competition, and also the death of the founder, the company ceased trading in 1905.

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.
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Dona Amelia 1896 1901 sold to West Australian S.N. Co., Fremantle, renamed Minllya. 2,688
Dona Maria 1887 ex- Port Fairy, 1892 purchased from William Milburn & Co., renamed Dona Maria. 1907 sold to Booth Line, renamed Port Fairy. 2,539
John & Albert 1887 1889 wrecked near Cape Finisterre. 1,663
Oevenum 1888 ex- Rosecliffe, 1890 purchased from British owners, renamed Oevenum. 1900 wrecked 10 miles N of Oporto; no loss of life. 2,298
Olinda 1887 1895 wrecked on Fisher's Island, New York. 1,479
Patria 1890 ex- Patrie, 1901 purchased from Scheppens & Tonnelier, Antwerp renamed Patria. 1905 sold to Patrikios, Argostoli, Greece renamed Patricia. 3,132

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