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Home Lines was formed at Genoa in 1946, but their ships were registered in Panama. Passenger services were originally operated between Genoa and South America and later to North American ports. By the mid-1960s the company had switched mostly to cruising.and in 1988 was taken over by Holland America Line.

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.


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Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Argentina 1913 ex- Bergensfjord, 1946 purchased from Norwegian American Line renamed Argentina, 1953 sold to Zim Israel Lines, Haifa renamed Jerusalem. 10,666
Atlantic (1) 1927 ex- Malolo, ex- Matsonia, 1948 purchased from Matson Line renamed Atlantic, 1954 renamed Queen Frederica (Vasilissa Freiderika), 1965 sold to Chandris Line, Piraeus. 20,553
Atlantic (2) 1982 1988 sold to Premier Cruise Line, Panama renamed Starship Atlantic. 35,143
Brasil 1905 ex- Drottningholm, 1946 purchased from Swedish American Line renamed Brasil, 1951 rebuilt to 10,043 tons, renamed Homeland, 1955 scrapped. 10,754
Doric 1964 ex- Shalom, ex- Hanseatic, 1973 purchased from German Atlantic Line (Deutsche Atlantik Line), Hamburg renamed Doric, 1981 sold to Lido Maritime Inc, renamed Royal Odyssey. 25,338
Homeland   see Brasil.  
Homeric (1) 1931 ex- Mariposa, 1953 purchased from Matson Line, 1954 renamed Homeric, 1973 badly damaged by fire off Cape May and 1974 scrapped. 18,563
Homeric (2) 1986 1988 sold to Holland America Line renamed Westerdam. 42,092
Italia 1928 ex- John Ericsson, 1948 purchased from Swedish American Line renamed Italia, 1964 sold to Freeport Bahama Enterprises renamed Imperial Bahama and converted to floating hotel. 21,554
Oceanic 1965 1985 sold to Premier Cruise Line, Panama renamed Starship Oceanic. 39,241
Protea 1920 ex- City of Athens, 1947 purchased from Soc. Naviera Transatlantica, Puero Cortes, Honduras renamed Protea, 1951 sold to Incres Line, 1952 renamed Arosa Kulm. 8,929
Queen Frederica   see Atlantic.  

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