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Stettiner Lloyd, Stettin 1880-1886

The Stettiner Lloyd had been founded in 1880 to provide a service from Stettin to New York via Scandinavian ports. The company owned only two vessels, the KÄTIE, 2,737 tons, built by Alexander Stephen & Sons, Glasgow, in 1880, and the MARTHA built in 1884 by G. Howaldt, Kiel.
Stettiner Lloyd's service was not a success, and in 1886 was abruptly withdrawn, without warning, the MARTHA undertaking the last sailing, leaving Stettin on 17 April 1886, and Gothenburg on 4 May 1886. The company went into liquidation and the KÄTIE and MARTHA were re-sold to their builders who were most probably still owed a great portion of their purchase prices.
The Hamburg Amerika Linie (HAPAG) took the opportunity to extend their New York service from Stettin and started a new service on 1 July 1886 and was in operation for many years and from 1892 onwards known as the Scandia Line.

Many thanks to Henk Jungerius and Ted Finch for their 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:
    • Stettin-Copenhagen-Cristiansand-Newcastle-New York

Funnel:
Black.

Fleet:

Funnel
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Kätie 1880 built by A. Stephen & Sons, Glasgow | 1886 sold to A. Stephen & Sons, Glasgow, 1887 sold to Christopher Furness not renamed, 1890 sold to J.& M. Gunn & Co. renamed Dunkeld, 27 March 1895 struck a derelict 28 miles E of Lobos Island and sank on voyage Cardiff to Buenos Aires with coal. 2,737
Martha 1884 built by G. Howaldt, Kiel | 1886 sold to G. Howaldt, Kiel, 1889 sold to H. Diederichsen, Kiel, 1900 sold to Koshkin, Rostov renamed Metschta, 1906 sold to ROPIT, Odessa, 1923 sold to Caillol, Marseilles renamed Murat, 1926 scrapped. 2,107

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