Cruise and Liner History: THE BOOTH LINE from LIVERPOOL SHIPS.
The HILARY sailing up the Amazon.
The Booth Steamship Company’s HILARY of 1931 operated the Booth Line service from Liverpool to Manaus, 1,000 miles up the AMAZON.
Ordering the passenger-cargo liner HILARY at the height of the depression was a mark of considerable faith by the Booth Line, and the placing of the order locally on Merseyside was much appreciated.
The HILARY in her original form with a black hull and a funnel without the houseflag…
The HILARY was launched on 17th April 1931 and was completed by August. She sailed on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to Para and Manaus on 14th August, The new HILARY could easily be recognized by her distinctive three-note triple-chime steam whistle.
Passengers on the promenade viewing the Amazon.