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Passenger Lists of the Anchor-Donaldson Line

In 1916, a joint company was formed with the Anchor Line known as Anchor-Donaldson Limited with all vessels of the new line owned by the Donaldson Brothers. Ten vessels in total were deployed for use in the Canadian Routes.

Passenger Lists For Anchor-Donaldson Line

1925-05-08 Passenger List - Athenia

1925-05-08 Ships List for the Athenia

  • Steamship Line: Anchor-Donaldson Line
  • Steamship: T.S.S. Athenia
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 8 May 1925
  • Route: Glasgow to Quebec and Montreal
  • Commander: Captain James Black
1930-08-22 Passenger List - Letitia

1930-08-22 Ships List for the Letitia

  • Steamship Line: Anchor-Donaldson Line
  • Steamship: T.S.S. Letitia
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 22 August 1930
  • Route: Glasgow to Quebec and Montreal via Liverpool and Belfast
  • Commander: Captain David Taylor

Anchor-Donaldson Line

On October 20, 1916, the Donaldson Line had absorbed the Anchor Line (Henderson Bros., Ltd), forming a new company to be known as the Anchor-Donaldson Line.  Sir Alfred Booth, of the Cunard Line, was to be chairman of the new company. 

Financial details of the amalgamation were not announced. The agreement meant that the Cunard Company secured control of the Donaldson Line, for it already had a controlling interest in the Anchor Line.

The Donaldson Line operated service between Glasgow and Liverpool and the River Plate, touching the more important South American ports.  At the beginning of the year, its fleet consisted of twenty-five vessels, of an aggregate tonnage of 89,992 tons and an average tonnage of 5,293.

The fleet of the Anchor Line, which had been largely under Cunard influence for several years past, included 15 vessels, with an aggregate tonnage of 114,222 tons and an average tonnage of 7,615. 

The Anchor Line operates services from New York to Glasgow, from New York to the Mediterranean, and from England to Egypt and India.

From 1916 until 1935 the Donaldson divided its stake in the Canadian trade with the Anchor Line through a subsidiary company (the Anchor-Donaldson Line) in which either partner held half the capital. Name changed in 1935 when connection with Anchor Line ceased.

Turbine steamer Athenia Anchor-Donaldson Line, Glasgow Builders: Fairfield, Glasgow Yard no: 596 13465 GRT; 164.0 x 20.2 m / 538 x 66.3 ft; Geared turbines, Brown-Curtis-Fairfield; Twin screw; 9000 SHP; 15, max 16 kn; Passengers: 516

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