CRUISE HISTORY AND STEAMSHIP HISTORY – THE CHILEAN LINE – NEW YORK TO CHILE via THE PANAMA CANAL – PERU AND ECUADOR
Steamship History and Cruise History – South American Steamship Company (Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores – CSAV) – Their passenger service did not survive after World War 2. This is the cover of a folder advertising their first class steamship service from New York.
This Chilean company started service in the 19th Century. Up until World War 2, the Chilean Line competed with Grace Line with passengers service from New York to Chile and return.
Various Views of their passenger vessels during the 1920s.
Pictured here is one of the sister ships Aconcagua, Copiapo or Imperial (7,237, 7,279 and 7,279 grt, 440 ft. long). These Chilean Line vessels were built in 1937-38, but taken over by the U.S. as troopships in 1943.
Accommodations aboard the new small liners.
Their vessels operated between Valparaiso, Chanaral, Antofagasta, Iquique, Arica, Mollendo, Pisco, Salaverry, Callao, Paita, Cristobal, New York.
The return voyages: New York, Cristobal, Callao, Mollendo, Arica, Iquique, Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chanaral, Valparaiso.
After the war, the recently built Chilean vessels, were bought by Turkish Maritime Lines in 1949 and renamed Giresun, Ordu and Trabzon respectively.
The company still operates as a major cargo carrier.
INTERIORS OF PUBLIC ROOMS AND STATEROOMS