Banana Boats index
Jamaica Direct Fruit Line / Jamaica Banana Producers'
Formed in 1929 to carry passengers and general cargo to
Jamaica and bananas to Europe. In 1962 with the independence of Jamaica,
the fleet transferred to the Jamaican flag. Taken over by the Jamaican
Government in 1977, the company continued to operate until 1980 when
they disappeared as an
independent shipowning concern.
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.
- 1929-1977 London - Rotterdam - Jamaica
Blue funnel with two white bands below black top.
||Years in Service
||ex- Highland Piper, 1929 purchased from Nelson
Line renamed Jamaica Merchant, 1935 sold to Standard
Fruit Co, New Orleans.
||1940 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic.
|Jamaica Planter (1)
||ex- Highland Loch, 1929 purchased from Nelson
Line renamed Jamaica Planter, 1935 scrapped.
|Jamaica Planter (2)
||chartered from Hadley Shipping Co, London, 1940 purchased from
Hadley Shipping Co, 1944 sunk in collision in Barry Roads with s/s
|Jamaica Planter (3)
||1974 sold to Singapore renamed Fine Fruit.
|Jamaica Producer (1)
||ex- Highland Glen, 1929 purchased from Nelson
Line renamed Jamaica Producer, 1934 scrapped after fire at
|Jamaica Producer (2)
|Jamaica Producer (3)
||1981 sold to Greece converted to livestock carrier, renamed Miranda.
||1940 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 7 lives.
||ex- Highland Laddie, 1929 purchased from Nelson
Line renamed Jamaica Settler, 1935 scrapped.
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