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Italian Steamship Lines History and Ephemera

Italian Steamship Lines includes Cosulich Line, Italia-Sabaudo, Lloyd Sabaudo, NGI-Italian Line, Societa di Navigazione Italia, Italia Flotte Riunite Cosulich - Lloyd Sabaudo - Navigazione Generale and Soc. per Azioni di Navigazione Genova and Sabaudo.

Ephemera from the Italian Steamship Lines

The Sailing of a Refugee Ship - Principe di Udine of the Lloyd Sabaudo Line.

1914-08-12 SS Principe di Udine Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Lloyd Sabaudo
  • Class of Passengers: All
  • Date of Departure: 12 August 1914
  • Route: Genoa to New York
  • Commander: Captain Tiscornia
Front Cover, 1925 Brochure From NGI Italian Line Covering the SS Colombo, a Cabin-Class Ship.

NGI Genoa SS Colombo - 1925

Rare 1925 Brochure from NGI The Italian Line that features many photographs of the interior rooms of the Cabin Class. The Ship is designed to carry both Cabin and Third Class passengers with a capacity of 445 and 700 respectively.

Passenger Manifest, NGI Navigazione Generale Italiana SS Colombo, 1927 Genoa to New York

1927-03-16 SS Colombo Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Navigazione Generale Italiana (NGI)
  • Class of Passengers: One
  • Date of Departure: 16 March 1927
  • Route: Genoa to New York via Naples and Palermo
  • Commander: Captain Filippo D' Esposito
1926-04-10 SS Colombo

1926-04-10 SS Colombo Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Navigazione Generale Italiana (NGI)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 10 April 1926
  • Route: New York for Palermo, Naples and Genoa
  • Commander: Captain Arturo Romano
1929-08-25 SS Saturnia

1929-08-25 SS Saturnia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cosulich Line - Trieste
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 25 August 1929
  • Route: Trieste to New York via Patrasso and Naples
  • Commander: Captain Stuparich Cav Roberto
1930-08-19 SS Vulcania

1930-08-19 SS Vulcania Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cosulich Line - Trieste
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 19 August 1930
  • Route: Naples to New York via Cannes
  • Commander: Captain Antonio Hreglich

Immigrant ID & Vaccination Certificate 1930

Health Certificate and Photo ID: Italian Immigrant Salvatore J. Milluzzo sailed on the SS Conte Biancamano of the Lloyd Sabaudo Line departing from Naples on 25 October 1930.

Second Class Passage Ticket - Italian Immigrant - 1930

1930-10-25 Second Class Passage Ticket - Italian Immigrant

Economical Second Class Ticket from Naples, Italy to New York on the Lloyd Sabaudo Line. Berth Cabin 776, berth 3 on the SS Conte Biancamano sailing from Naples on 25 October 1930 for passenger Salvatore Milluzzo.

1935-08-21 SS Rex

1935-08-21 SS Rex Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Italia Line
  • Class of Passengers: Special
  • Date of Departure: 21 August 1935
  • Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Villefranche (Nice) and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain Grand' Uff. Francesco Tarabotto
1935-09-13 SS Rex

1935-09-13 SS Rex Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Italia Line
  • Class of Passengers: Special
  • Date of Departure: 13 September 1935
  • Route: Naples for New York via Genoa, Villefranche (Nice) and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain Francesco Tarabotto
Italia Contratto per Biglietto di Classe Turistica 1935

1935-10-23 Italian Passenger Contract - SS Rex

Contract for Tourist Class Passage on the Italia SS Rex 1935 for a Dr. Charles Bartolomew Lombardo from Naples to New York. The contract was written with the specifications in almost micro-print on the back side.

1937-03-06 SS Conte Di Savoia

1937-03-06 SS Conte Di Savoia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Italian Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 6 March 1937
  • Route: New York to Gibraltar, Naples, Villefranche, and Genoa
  • Commander: Captain Antonio Lena
1937-05-22 SS Roma

1937-05-22 SS Roma Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Italia Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 22 May 1937
  • Route: New York to Madeira, Casablanca, Gibraltar, Algiers, Naples, and Genoa
  • Commander: Captain Attilio Frugone
  • Note: Annotated by the original owner (passenger)
1937-06-12 SS Roma

1937-06-12 SS Roma Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Italia Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 12 June 1937
  • Route: Genoa and Villefranche to New York via Naples and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Alberto Ottino
  • Note: Includes Color Map with preprinted Transatlantic Route
Cover of Brochure from the Italian Line on Third Class Rates from 1938.

Italian Line Third Class Rates - 1938

12- Page brochure from the Italian Line provides a lot of information for passengers, third-class passage rates, and immigration laws. Third-class Interiors and ship photographs complete this very informative brochure.

1938-07-13 SS Rex

1938-07-13 SS Rex Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Italia Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 13 July 1938
  • Route: Genoa to New York via Cannes, Naples, and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain Attilio Frugone
Front Cover - 1938-07-14 SS Vulcania

1938-07-14 SS Vulcania Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Italia Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 July 1938
  • Route: Trieste to New York via Dubrovnik, Patra, Naples, Palermo, Algiers, Gibraltar, Lisbon, and Azores
  • Commander: Captain William Lazzari
1938-08-09 SS Rex

1938-08-09 SS Rex Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Italia Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 9 August 1938
  • Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain Giorgio Cavallini
1939-10-06 SS Rex

1939-10-06 SS Rex Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Italia Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 6 October 1939
  • Route: Genoa to New York via Naples
  • Commander: Captain Attilio Frugone
1949-07-22 SS Saturnia

1949-07-22 SS Saturnia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Italia Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 22 July 1949
  • Route: Genoa to New York via Naples, Gibraltar, and Azores
  • Commander: Captain Gianni Gladioli
1950-07-04 SS Saturnia

1950-07-04 SS Saturnia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Italia Line
  • Class of Passengers: Fist Class
  • Date of Departure: 4 July 1950
  • Route: Genoa to New York via Cannes, Naples, and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain Arrigo G. Gladulich
Passenger Manifest, Italia SS Conte Biancamano Sep 1950

1950-09-14 SS Conte Biancamano Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Italia Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 14 September 1950
  • Route: Genoa to New York via Naples, Gibraltar, and Lisbon
  • Commander: Captain Pasquale Pezzuto
1951-05-25 SS Vulcania

1951-05-25 SS Vulcania Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Italia Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 25 May 1951
  • Route: Genoa to Halifax and New York via Cannes, Naples, Palermo, and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain Giovanni Giurini
Front Cover, IItalia 1881-2001 - Merchant Fleets #40

2001 - Italia 1881-2001 - Merchant Fleets #40

The story of Italia parallels the history of modern Italy and is a truly national institution. It starts when Rubbatino and Florio, the north and the south, merge to form Italy’s largest merchant fleet. As international trade expands ‘La Veloce’ joins. Then with Trieste becoming an Italian city Cosulich enters the story.

 

Cosulich Line - Trieste

Cosulich Line - Trieste or Cosulich Societa Triestina di Navigazione was owned by the Cosulich brothers and operated as Cosulich Line after World War I until it was merged with the Italian Line in 1937. Ports of call included New York, Boston, Azores, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Cannes, Naples, Patras and Trieste.

Cosulich Societa Triestina di Navigazione offers express passenger service to Algiers, Naples, Patras, Venice, Dubrovnik, Trieste and Fiume. Freight service to Venice, Trieste, Fiume and other ports as inducements offer. Taking cargo in connection with Lloyd Triestino Societa di Navigazione a Vapore and other connecting lines for Mediterranean, Levant, Black Sea, Red Sea and Far East destinations.

Italia - Lloyd Sabaudo Line

Formed in 1932, The Italia line was the result of a controlled syndicate of the major Italian steamship lines then in operation. Italia was one of the four surviving companies that served between Italian ports and North and South America. The full name is Italia Flotte Riunite Cosulich - Lloyd Sabaudo - Navigazione Generale and Soc. per Azioni di Navigazione Genova and Sabaudo.

Lloyd Sabaudo

The Lloyd Sabaudo Line was organized in Turin, Italy, on June 21, 1906, with head offices at Genoa. On April 7, 1907, the company celebrated the inauguration of its services by despatching from Genoa the Re D'Italia on her maiden trip to New York. By 1932 the world shipping depression caused the fusion of Lloyd Sabaudo, Cosulich and Navigazione Generale Italiana with the formation of the "Italia" Line.

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