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Lloyd Italiano

The Lloyd Italiano Line was formed in Genoa in 1904 by Erasmo Piaggio to operate passenger services to North and South America. The company came under the control of Navigazione Generale Italiana in 1911 and became completely absorbed in 1918.

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.


Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Caserta   see Mendoza.  
Florida 1905 1911 sold to Ligure Brasiliana, renamed Cavour. 5,018
Indiana 1905 1918 taken over by Navigazione Generale Italiana. 4,996
Luisiana 1906 1917 torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat off Almeria, Spain. 4,983
Mendoza 1904 ex- Maritzburg, 1905 purchased from Bucknall Line and renamed Mendoza, 1914 renamed Caserta, 1918 taken over by Navigazione Generale Italiana. 6,847
Principessa Mafalda 1909 1918 taken over by Navigazione Generale Italiana. 9,210
Taormina 1908 1912 purchased from Italia Line, 1918 taken over by Navigazione Generale Italiana. 8,282
Virginia 1906 1911 sold to Ligure Brasiliana, renamed Garibaldi. 5,181

South American Service Only

Cordova 1905 1912 renamed Rio de Janeiro, 1913 reverted to Cordova, 1918 torpedoed and sunk near Cape Armi, Italy. 4,933
Principessa Jolanda 1907 1907 capsized while being launched and became a total loss - never sailed. 9,000

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