The Pacific Steam Navigation Company: Fleet List & History

The Pacific Steam Navigation Company: Fleet List & History


By (author) Ian Collard

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  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 244mm x 16mm | 520g
  • Publication date: 19 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Chalford
  • ISBN 10: 1445634848
  • ISBN 13: 9781445634845
  • Sales rank: 626,339

Product description

Founded in 1838 in Liverpool, the Pacific Steam Navigation Company was the first to operate steamships in the Pacific and primarily traded from the UK to the Pacific coasts of South America. Its most famous ships included the Reina del Pacifico and the Reina del Mar. With a line of notable firsts to its name, the Pacific Steam Navigation Company name had disappeared by 1984, part of the rationalization of Furness Withy Group. In 1990, Furness Withy itself was sold to Hamburg Sud, another line which had operated on the South Atlantic and Pacific routes. Many in Liverpool and in South and Central America, from Panama to Tierra del Fuego have fond memories of the Pacific Steam Navigation Company and this history and fleet list will bring back memories of those vessels of the line, both deep sea and coastal, which once operated on the South American run.

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Author information

Ian Collard lives in Birkenhead. He has written many books on ocean liners and cargo ships.