Commenced business in 1894 as fruit importers and started
shipowning in 1900 to operate fruit and passenger ships from Liverpool
to Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands. The service continued until
1954 when their last ship was scrapped. The company continued in the
fruit trade, but used the Aznar Line of Spain as carriers.
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.
1900-1954 Liverpool - Spain - Portugal - Canary Islands
Funnel Black with narrow red, broad yellow and narrow red bands. Black
'Y' on the yellow band.
||Years in Service
||1915 sunk by German submarine in St. George's Channel.
||1941 sunk by German submarine in Atlantic; loss
of 156 lives.
||ex- Stefanie, 1904 purchased from Heyne & Hessenmuller,
Hamburg renamed Alca for Canary Islands inter-island services,
1916 sold to Spain renamed Laida.
||ex- Don Hugo, 1915 purchased from Rio Tinto Co.
renamed Alondra, 1916 wrecked.
||1938 sold to Chilean State Railways.
||1930 sold to Pacific
Steam Navigation Co. renamed Champerico.
||ex- Fulmar, 1901 purchased from Cork SS Co. renamed
Ardeola, 1903 sunk in collision.
||1911 sold to St. Lawrence SS Co. renamed Morwenna.
||1942 captured by Vichy French, passed to Italy renamed
Aderno, 1943 sunk by Royal Navy.
||ex- Egret, 1903 purchased from Cork SS Co. renamed
Avetoro, 1915 missing, presumed lost by enemy action.
||ex- Valdes, 1916 purchased from MacAndrews & Co.
renamed Avetoro, 1917 sunk by German submarine in English Channel.
||1900 purchased from Cork SS Co., 1917 sunk by German
submarine in Atlantic.
|| 1941 sunk by German submarine off Azores; loss
of 123 lives.
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