Greek Line History and Ephemera
The Greek Line, formally known as the General Steam Navigation Company of Greece, was a passenger ship line that operated from 1939 to 1975. The Greek Line was owned by the Ormos Shipping Company.
The line operated transatlantic and short-to-long distance voyages. The company later began operating leisure cruises as the jet age replaced passenger ships as the means of transportation across the Atlantic Ocean.
The TSS New York, 16,991 Gross Tons was built in 1922 (SS Tuscania of the Anchor Line) and sailed for the Greek Line between 1939 and 1959 (Originally named named Nea Hellas, renamed New York on 1955).
The Greek Line ports of call included Azores, Belfast/Greenock, Boston, Bremerhaven, Cobh, Genoa, Halifax, Le Havre, Lisbon, Liverpool, Malta, Messina, Montreal, Naples, New York, Piraeus, Quebec, and Southampton,
Vintage Tourist Class Lunch and Dinner Menu from Wednesday, 21 August 1957 on board the TSS New York of the Greek Line featured Szegedin Paprika Gulyas, Braised Haunch of Beef à la Mode, and Ice Cream for dessert.
Vintage Tourist Class Luncheon Menu from 24 August 1957 on board the TSS New York of the Greek Line featured Lamb and Savoy Cabbage Stew Bourgeoise, Chopped Steak with Sauce Robert, and Ice Cream for dessert.
Vintage Dinner Menu from 24 August 1957 on board the TSS New York of the Greek Line featured Poached Deep Sea Scallops Creole, Sirloin Steak with Pan Gravy, and Stawberry Short Cake for dessert.