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Yeoward Line

Commenced business in 1894 as fruit importers and started shipowning in 1900 to operate fruit and passenger ships from Liverpool to Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands. The service continued until 1954 when their last ship was scrapped. The company continued in the fruit trade, but used the Aznar Line of Spain as carriers.

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.

Routes: - 1900-1954 Liverpool - Spain - Portugal - Canary Islands

Funnel Black with narrow red, broad yellow and narrow red bands. Black 'Y' on the yellow band.


Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Aguila (1) 1909 1915 sunk by German submarine in St. George's Channel. 2,114
Aguila (2) 1917 1941 sunk by German submarine in Atlantic; loss of 156 lives. 3,255
Alca (1) 1898 ex- Stefanie, 1904 purchased from Heyne & Hessenmuller, Hamburg renamed Alca for Canary Islands inter-island services, 1916 sold to Spain renamed Laida. 194
Alca (2) 1927 1955 scrapped. 3,712
Alondra (1) 1899 ex- Don Hugo, 1915 purchased from Rio Tinto Co. renamed Alondra, 1916 wrecked. 2,244
Alondra (2) 1922 1938 sold to Chilean State Railways. 3,445
Andorinha 1911 1930 sold to Pacific Steam Navigation Co. renamed Champerico. 2,548
Ardeola (1) 1888 ex- Fulmar, 1901 purchased from Cork SS Co. renamed Ardeola, 1903 sunk in collision. 1,204
Ardeola (2) 1904 1911 sold to St. Lawrence SS Co. renamed Morwenna. 1,414
Ardeola (3) 1912 1942 captured by Vichy French, passed to Italy renamed Aderno, 1943 sunk by Royal Navy. 3,139
Avetoro (1) 1890 ex- Egret, 1903 purchased from Cork SS Co. renamed Avetoro, 1915 missing, presumed lost by enemy action. 1,234
Avetoro (2) 1914 ex- Valdes, 1916 purchased from MacAndrews & Co. renamed Avetoro, 1917 sunk by German submarine in English Channel. 2,233
Avocet 1885 1900 purchased from Cork SS Co., 1917 sunk by German submarine in Atlantic. 1,408
Avoceta 1923 1941 sunk by German submarine off Azores; loss of 123 lives. 3,442

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