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SiculaSicula Americana (1906)

Sicula Americana was formed in Messina in 1906 to operate cargo and passenger services between Sicily, Southern Italy and New York. Following the Messina earthquake of 1908, the company moved to Naples and calls at Messina were discontinued until 1911. Sicily to South America sailings commenced in 1912. Navigazione Generale Italiana purchased the majority of the company's shares and formed Transoceanica Societa Italiana di Navigazione in 1917 which absorbed Sicula Americana. A new company with the name Sicula Americana was formed in 1919, but apart from the name, there was no connection between the two companies.

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 (on-site) ot the Immigrant Ship web site.


  • 1906 - 1917 Naples - Messina - Palermo - New York.
  • 1912 - 1914 Naples - Montevideo - Buenos Aires.

Yellow with two narrow red bands.


Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
San Giorgio 1907 1917 transferred to Transoceanica Societa Italiana di Navigazione. 6,392
San Giovanni 1907 1917 transferred to Transoceanica Societa Italiana di Navigazione. 6,592
San Guglielmo 1911 1917 transferred to Transoceanica Societa Italiana di Navigazione. 8,341

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