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The Fleets

United Fruit Company

The company owes it's existence to a Captain Baker who transported a group of miners to Venezuela from Boston in 1870 on his auxiliary schooner TELEGRAPH and put into Port Morant, Jamaica on his homeward voyage to find a cargo to pay his expenses on the northbound trip. He bought 160 stems of unripe bananas there for $40 which he sold in Jersey City for $320. The following year he returned to Jamaica and commenced shipping bananas to Boston. He gradually purchased more and larger schooners and also purchased banana plantations in Jamaica. A working arrangement was agreed with Atlas SS Co, Liverpool until 1901 when it was bought out by Hamburg America Line. In 1884 Baker with J. H. Freeman and A. Preston formed the Boston Fruit Co and purchased their own steamship and in 1889 sold their remaining schooners. Boston Fruit Co. merged with leading operators in the fruit trade in 1899 to form the United Fruit Company of New Jersey. The company continued to expand into Caribbean and Central American territories and to absorb competing companies. They purchased a half share in Standard Fruit Co in 1906, but became a target of anti-trust laws and was forced to sell it in 1908. In 1909 they also sold their shares in the Atlantic Fruit Co and was ordered to divest itself of all shares in the Bluefields SS Co. By 1910 UFC had gained a controlling interest in the British owned Elders & Fyffes Co and ships were regularly transferred between the two fleets. United Fruit merged with Cuyamel Fruit Co in 1929. In 1970 United Fruit Co was absorbed into United Brands and subsequently divested itself of it's American flagged ships. All ships owned by the firm were then registered under the Honduran flag under the ownership of Empresa Hondurena de Vapores, Tela, Honduras. United Brands was taken over by Chiquita Brands International, Cincinnati in the 1980s and owns the largest fleet of banana boats in the world, but none of them now sail under the US flag.

The fleet list contains passenger and freight vessels owned by the United Fruit Company through it's directly operated American, British, Dutch, Honduran and Panamanian shipping companies, plus time chartered ships - Norwegian, British, German and Danish. It does not include Elders & Fyffes ships which did not work directly under United Fruit Co. (See Elders & Fyffes)                                        For a history of the United Fruit Company, see http://www.unitedfruit.org/

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.

ASSOCIATED FOREIGN FLAG COMPANIES
Dutch Koninklijke West Indische Maildienst.
  Caraibische Scheepvaart Maats (van Nievelt & Goudriaan & Co.)
British Unifruitco
  Tropical Fruit Co.
  Atlas S.S.Co.
Honduran Empresa Hondurena de Vapores.
Panamanian Balboa S.S.Co.

 

Routes: U.S. East coast and New Orleans and Gulf ports to the Carribean, Central America and Colombia.

Funnel:
Buff funnel with broad red band below black top. Red band contains large white diamond.

Fleet:

Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Abangarez 1909 UK flag, 1914 transferred to US flag, 1934 reduced to freighter, 1947 scrapped. 4,954
Admiral Dewey 1898 chartered from American Mail SS Co, 1913 sold to Pacific SS Co. 2,104
Admiral Farragut 1898 chartered from American Mail SS Co, 1913 sold to Pacific SS Co. 2,134
Admiral Sampson 1898 chartered from American Mail SS Co, 1909 sold to Pacific SS Co. 2,104
Admiral Schley 1898 chartered from American Mail SS Co, 1913 sold to Pacific SS Co. 2,104
Agnella 1908 Norwegian, 1910 chartered for New Orleans - Livingstone - Puerto Cortez route, 1916 out of banana trade renamed Sollund. 904
Alene 1880 Atlas SS Co, Liverpool, 1901 taken over by HAPAG, 1906 sold to W. A. Powell, Belize renamed Orleanian, 1912 sold to Tropical Fruit Co, Glasgow (UFC), 1914 transferred to US flag, 1915 sold to R. Lawrence Smith, NY. 2,104
Alfred Dumois 1890 Norwegian, chartered, 1915 off charter renamed Graafjeld. 737
Alice 1890 ex- Leon, Norwegian, 1906-1911 chartered by UFC 764
Almirante (1) 1909 UK flag, 1914 US flag, 1918 sunk in collision with USS HISCO off Atlantic City. 5,000
Almirante (2) 1954 Honduras flag, 1958 Panama flag - no later info. 3,677
Amelia 1906 UK flag, 1906 chartered to Atlantic Fruit Co, 1916 sold to Great Lakes Transportation Co, 1919 sold to Atlantic Fruit Co, 1929 renamed Yumuri, 1932 sunk at Alvaro Obregon, Mexico. 1,271
American 1890 ex- America, Norwegian, chartered by UFC, 1912 sold to American SS Co, Montego Bay, Jamaica renamed American, 1934 scrapped. 897
Anchor Bend 1945 1945 chartered from American Export Lines, 1956 sold to Brazil renamed Rio Jequitinhonha. 3,807
Anderson 1925 Norwegian, chartered 1925-1930. 1,694
Andrew W. Preston 1944 War Shipping Administration, allocated to UFC, 1951 renamed Northport, 1957 sold to Liberia renamed Abalone. 7,258
Annetta 1906 UK flag, 1916 sold to Great Lakes Transportation Co, 1919 sold to Atlantic Fruit Co, 1930 sold to Newbolt, NY. 1,271
Anselm 1883 built for Booth Line, 1898 to Macheca Bros., 1901 purchased by UFC, 1903 to Belize Mail & Transport Co, 1908 scrapped after stranding at Puerto Cortez, Honduras. 1,562
Antigua 1932 1942 requisitioned by War Shipping Admin,.1946 returned to UFC, 1953 converted to cargo ship, 1958 sold to Sweden renamed Tortuga. 6,982
Appomattox 1893 built for Chesapeake & Ohio SS Co, 1902 sold to Elders & Fyffes Co, occasional work for UFC until 1910 when sold to Turkey. 3,338
Aragon 1954 Honduras flag, 1958 Panama flag. 1994 still in service. 1,893
Argual 1927 1934 transferred from Elders & Fyffes Co, postwar transferred to Honduran flag, 1954 scrapped. 2,690
Atenas (1) 1909 UK flag, 1914 Atenas SS Co (US flag), 1922 UFC, 1936 converted to cargo ship, 1949 scrapped. 4,961
Atenas (2) 1955 Honduras flag, 1958 Panama flag, 1993 still in service. 3,677
Atlas 1904 Norwegian, 1904-1915 chartered by UFC. 989
Aztec 1929 1929 acquired in UFC merger with Cuyamel, Honduras flag. 1931 transferred to Elders & Fyffes, 1937 sold to Denmark renamed Peter Lassen, 1940 reverted to UFC renamed Aztec, Honduras flag, 1961 scrapped 5,527
Baja California 1914 Norwegian, 1921 purchased by Cuyamel Fruit, 1929 acquired by UFC Honduran flag, 1942 torpedoed and sunk. 1,648
Baker 1903 German, 1905 chartered to UFC, 1908 wrecked on Colorado Reef. 1,930
Banan (1) 1888 Norwegian, chartered to UFC. 979
Banan (2) 1913 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1932 laid up, 1936 sold to Raphel Line, USA renamed Edward M. Raphel. 1,620
Banes 1890 Norwegian, 1905 sold to Panama and chartered to Atlantic Fruit Co, later UFC, 1912 lost. 765
Barnstable 1894 owned by King Line (UK), chartered to Boston Fruit, later UFC, 1913 scrapped. ?
Barranca 1906 Elders & Fyffes Co, occasional work for UFC before 1910. 4,124
Beacon 1902 Norwegian, 1902-1915 charter to UFC. 1,126
Beatrice 1903 Norwegian, 1903-1915 charter to UFC. 1,054
Belita 1903 Norwegian, 1903-1917 charter to UFC. 1,061
Belize 1903 Norwegian, 1903-1915 charter to UFC. 1,002
Bella 1906 UK flag, 1916 sold to Great Lakes Transportation Co. 781
Bellaventure 1909 registered at St. John's NF, chartered to UFC, 1942 to USSR renamed Alexander Sibiryakov. 1,132
Belvernon 1897 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1922 returned to owner, sold and renamed Uribe. 1,092
Belvidere 1896 UK flag, 1896 wrecked Cuba. 1000(?)
Bernard 1870 Booth SS Co (UK), 1889 purchased by Baltimore Fruit Co, 1893 purchased by Boston Fruit Co, 1897 wrecked Jamaica. 908
Beverley 1897 owned by R & C. Allen, UK, chartered by Boston Fruit Co, later UFC, 1905 sold to Atlantic & Plant SS Co, Canada, renamed A.W. Perry. 1915 wrecked Halifax. 1000(?)
Biran 1918 1918 requisitioned by US Shipping Board, 1923 laid up, 1924 sold to A. H. Bull & Co, NY renamed Dorothy. 2,873
Bluefields (1) 1865 owned by Baltimore Fruit Co, 1910 fate unknown. 737
Bluefields (2) 1905 Norwegian, chartered to UFC until 1916. 1,002
Bonaventure 1909 registered at St. John's NF, chartered to UFC, 1942 to USSR renamed Vladimir Rusanov. 1,132
Bound Brook 1903 German, chartered to UFC, 1911 sold to Norway. 1,515
Bowden (1) 1886 ex- Marmion, 1898 to Massachusetts renamed Bay State. 777
Bowden (2) 1912 Norwegian, chartered to UFC until 1930. 1,255
Box Hill 1952 ex- Leon rebuilt to 3350 tons. 2,977
Bradford 1904 German, chartered to UFC, 1911 renamed Hanna and sold to Turkey, renamed Derna. 1,930
Breakwater 1880 1905 owned by Spreckels Line, San Francisco. 1,065
Brewster 1903 German, chartered to UFC, 1909 lost on Diamond Shoals, Cape Hatteras. 1,517
Brighton 1902 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1932 scrapped. 1,129
Brookline 1894 owned by King Line, UK, chartered to Boston Fruit Co, later UFC, 1913 scrapped. 1000(?)
Buckman 1901 1905 sold to Alaska Pacific SS Co. 2,009
Burstad 1911 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1916 sold to Olsen Bros, renamed Solstad. 1,003
Cadmus 1927 Norwegian, chartered to UFC also to Standard Fruit Co, 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Mexico. 1,855
Calamares (1) 1913 UK flag, 1914 transferred to US flag, 1918 US Navy transport, 1919 decommissioned, 1922 UFC, 1937 converted to cargo ship, 1938-1941 laid up, 1941 requisitioned as USS Calamares, 1946 to US Maritime Commission, 1947 scrapped. 7,782
Calamares (2) 1956 Dutch flag but owned by UFC. 6,797
Camden 1921 tanker, United Fruit Tanker Corp, 1935 sold to Camden Tanker Co. 6,653
Candida 1946 Norwegian, ex-Merganser, chartered to UFC. 1,890
Cape Ann 1943 1947 purchased from War Shipping Administration, 1956 rescued survivors from Andrea Doria, 1963 sold to American Union Transport renamed Trans-Union. 6,711
Cape Avinoff 1945 1955 to Fruit Industries Inc, renamed Tropicana, 1962 sold to Liberia renamed Kyrios Stelios. 5,124
Cape Cod 1941 1950 chartered from United States Mail SS Co, 1964 sold to Paget Traders Inc, Bermuda renamed Cape Trader. 6,797
Cape Cumberland 1944 1947 transferred to US Mail SS Co 6,711
Cape Neddick 1941 1941 transferred to US Mail SS Co 6,797
Captain Bennet 1893 ex- City Of Kingston (UK), 1900 purchased by A. Halvorsen, chartered to UFC, 1910 sold to Turkey renamed Al-Tay. 866
Carrillo (1) 1911 UK flag, 1914 US flag, 1936 converted to cargo ship, 1948 scrapped. 5,012
Carrillo (2) 1957 Dutch flag, 1965 transferred to Honduras flag. 6,797
Cartago (1) 1908 UK flag, 1914 US flag, 1933 chartered to States SS Co renamed General Lee, 1937 reverted to Cartago, converted to cargo ship, 1947 scrapped. 4,937
Cartago (2) 1957 Dutch flag. 6,797
Castilla 1927 Honduras flag, 1937 converted to cargo ship, 1942 torpedoed and sunk. 4,087
Catherine Sartori 1954 German, chartered to UFC. 1,840
Cayo Mambi 1920 Atlantic Fruit Co, 1933 Standard Fruit Co, chartered to UFC, 1939 sold to Mexico renamed Vera Cruz. 1,925
Chiriqui 1932 1941 requisitioned as USS Tarazed AF-13, 1946 returned to UFC, 1958 sold to Scipio & Co, Bremen renamed Blexen. 6,963
Chirripo 1920 Elders & Fyffes, 1936 transferred to German flag subsidiary renamed Wesermunde, 1941 US prize handed to UFC, Honduras flag, 1946 transferred to Elders & Fyffes 5,356
Christiane 1956 Liberian owned, chartered to UFC. 4,031
Choloma 1945 ex- Phoebe Knot, 1947 purchased by UFC renamed Choloma, Honduras flag, 1966 sold to Mexico renamed Aguascalientes. 3,805
Choluteca (1) 1921 Cuyamel Fruit Co, 1929 acquired by UFC in merger, Honduras flag, 1935 US flag, 1942 Honduras flag, 1946 sold to Wallem & Co, Hong Kong renamed Tai Ping. 2,493
Choluteca (2) 1945 ex- Bight Knot, 1947 purchased by UFC renamed Choluteca, Honduras flag, 1965 sold to Greece renamed Apostolakis T. 3,805
Cibao (1) 1912 Norwegian, 1915 chartered to UFC, 1931 returned to Norway. 1,185
Cibao (2) 1947 US flag, 1970 transferred to Dutch flag renamed Choluteca (3), 1975 scrapped. 5,075
Clearwater 1884 1889 acquired from Macheca Bros. 1,467
Colombia 1893 Norwegian, chartered to UFC until 1920. 817
Comoyagua (1) 1921 Cuyamel Fruit Co, 1929 acquired by UFC in merger, Honduras flag, 1935 US flag, 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Caribbean. 1,536
Comoyagua (2) 1946 1959 transferred from US Mail Co, 1969 transferred to Elders & Fyffes renamed Roatan. 7,075
Commodore Rollins 1911 Norwegian, chartered to Atlantic Fruit Co, later to UFC, 1934 sold. 1,576
Concettina di Giorgio 1911 Norwegian, chartered to Atlantic Fruit Co, later to UFC, 1916 renamed Sama chartered to UFC, 1934 sold to Italy renamed Fior di Mandorlo. 1,608
Copan (1) 1881 ex- Alleghany (Merchants & Miners Transp.Co), 1907 burnt out, purchased by Cuyamel renamed Copan, 1929 to UFC, Honduras flag, 1933 US flag, 1938 scrapped. 1,704
Copan (2) 1945 ex- Spar Hitch, 1948 acquired by UFC renamed Copan, Honduras flag, 1966 sold to Mexico renamed Tlaxcala. 3,771
Coppename 1908 1913 purchased from UK owners, UK flag, 1914 transferred to US flag, 1940 sold to Italy renamed Anna Maria Gualdi. 3,192
Crawford Ellis 1930 1946 sold to Panama renamed Shahin. 2,200
Cubahama 1938 1941 acquired by US Navy renamed USS Kaula, 1946 returned to UFC renamed Cubahama, Panama flag, 1948 Honduras flag, 1959 sold to Suwannee SS Co, Liberian flag. 932
Cuyamapa   ex- Sagua, 1952 chartered to Andes Fruit Co renamed Galilea. 3,288
Darien 1924 ex- La Marea 4,299
Dictator 1905 Norwegian, chartered to UFC until 1930. 989
Donator 1931 Norwegian, chartered to UFC until 1933, sold to France renamed Petite Terre. 1,634
Ellis 1904 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1922 purchased by UFC, Honduras flag, 1929 sold. 2,826
Esparta (1) 1904 UK registered, 1914 transferred to US flag, 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Jacksonville, Fla. 3,304
Esparta (2) 1945 United Mail SS Co, 1959 transferred to UFC, 1970 transferred to Dutch flag renamed Toloa, 1977 scrapped. 7,074
Esther 1890 Norwegian, ex- Phaenix, chartered to UFC under name Esther, later Blanca, 1908 out of fruit trade. 505
Ethelred 1890 UK, chartered to UFC, 1904 wrecked Jamaica. 894
Ethelwold 1890 UK, chartered to UFC, 1912 scrapped. 956
Eunice P. Newcomb 18?? steam schooner, 1881 sank. 109
Fiador Knot 1945 1946 transferred to Munago Line Co. 3,805
Fjell 1908 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1918 sunk as war loss. 947
Fort Gaines 1902 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1919 off charter, 1921 chartered to UFC, 1926 sold. 1,121
Fort Morgan 1902 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1919 off charter, 1921 chartered to UFC, 1927 sold. 1,120
Foxhall 1885 1885 - 1906 sold to New York & Puerto Rico SS Co renamed Ramos. 843
Fra Berlanger 1945 1959 transferred from United Mail SS Co, 1970 transferred to Dutch flag subsidiary renamed Tiburon, 1971 sank in dock and scrapped. 7,075
Francis R. Hart 1938 tanker, 1958 scrapped. 7,623
Freke 1903 Norwegian, chartered to UFC 1909 wrecked Cuba. 783
Frontera 1903 ex- Joseph di Giorgio, Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1915 renamed Frontera, 1920 burned out at Havana. 1,274
Frutera 1902 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1914 sold renamed Sjoa. 1,536
Gansfjord 1913 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1947 off charter, entered lumber trade. 1,087
General Lee   ex- Cartago (1) .
General Pershing   ex- Heredia (1) .
General Sherman   ex- Parismina (1) .
Georgeanna 1916 ex- Georgeanna Weems, 1942 purchased from A. H. Bull Inc, NY, Honduras flag, 1951 scrapped. 2,088
Greenbrier 1893 1910 transferred from Elders & Fyffes Co, UK flag, 1915 mined and sunk. 3,332
Grib 1905 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1915 out of fruit trade. 1,450
Guardian 1907 Central & South American Telephone Co, NY, 1927 to Honduras flag renamed Ceiba, 1938 acquired by UFC, 1947 sold. 1,768
Guaro 1918 1925 sold to Baltimore & Carolina SS Co renamed Isobel Weems. 2,873
Gunderson 1927 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1934 off charter, 1937 chartered to UFC, 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Caribbean. 1,841
H.F. Dimock 1884 1922 sold to Eastern SS Co, Maine. 2,625
Harboe Jensen 1929 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1943 sunk - war loss. 1,862
Harry T. Inge 1906 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1914 sold and renamed Tana, 1915 renamed Vild Fugl, again chartered to UFC, 1933 scrapped. 1,404
Henry Meiggs 1944 1944, chartered to UFC, 1947 to US reserve fleet. 7,202
Heredia (1) 1908 UK flag, 1914 transferred to US flag, 1933 chartered to States SS Co renamed General Pershing, 1937 returned to UFC, reverted to Heredia, 1942 torpedoed and sunk. 4,943
Heredia (2) 1947 1970 transferred to Dutch flag, renamed Tinto, 1975 scrapped. 7,067
Herman Winter 1886 Metropolitan SS Co, Boston, later to UFC, 1922 sold to Eastern SS Co. 2,626
Hibueras (1) 1920 Cuyamel Fruit Co, Honduras flag, 1929 acquired by UFC in merger, 1935 US flag, 1946 scrapped. 1,445
Hibueras (2) 1948 1970 transferred to Elders & Fyffes Co 5,075
Hippolyte Dumois 1902 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1914 renamed Tista, 1915 renamed Vika (2), early 1920s off charter to UFC, 1934 scrapped. ?
Hispania 1885 Swedish, chartered to UFC. 1,112
Honduras 1915 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1933 sold renamed Tuxpam. 1,255
Howard 1895 Merchants & Miners Transp.Co, 1942 purchased by UFC, Honduras flag, 1947 scrapped. 3,581
Hvoslef 1927 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1942 torpedoed and sunk off New Jersey. 1,630
Ida Cuneo 1908 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1915 off charter renamed Nytaar. 1,044
I.K. Ward 1929 Swedish, chartered to UFC, 1934 ashore at Cuba, sold to Italy renamed Genale. 1,857
Idraet 1917 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1944 sold to Mexico renamed Alacran. 1,072
Imperator 1905 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1933 sold to Matthiessen renamed Lillie Matthiessen 982
Iriona 1927 Honduras flag, 1960 scrapped. 4,083
Jamaica 1933 see Peten. 6,963
Jesse H. Freeman 1883 steam schooner, Boston Fruit Co, 1889 became whaler, trapped in ice in North Pacific, caught fire and burnt out. 516
John Wilson 1893 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1911 out of fruit trade, 1916 sunk. 808
Jolanda di Giorgio 1908 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1915 renamed Vestnorge, later sold to Japan renamed Takaoka Maru. 1,291
Jose 1908 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1933 returned to Norway. 1,512
Joseph di Giorgio 1908 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1915 renamed Frontera, 1920 burnt out at Havana. 1,274
Joseph J. Cuneo 1907 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1925 sold to Denmark renamed Newton. 874
Juan 1908 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1934 renamed Bjornoy, 1937 sold renamed Reina. 1,495
Juniata 1897 Merchants & Miners Transp.Co, 1942 purchased by UFC, Honduras flag, 1947 scrapped. 2,551
Junior 1945 United Mail SS Co, 1959 purchased by UFC, 1969 transferred to Elders & Fyffes Co renamed Rio Cobre. 7,075
Kirsten Torm 1948 ex- Kirsten, Danish flag chartered to UFC, 1964 sold to Kratigos SS Co renamed Eudora. 2,358
Kjeld 1906 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1915 returned to Europe renamed Tyrhaug. 1,448
Konig   German flag, chartered to UFC but no further info. .
Knud Rassmussen   ex- Toltec .
La Criada 1909 tug based at Banes, Cuba. 109
La Marea 1924 UK flag, 1928 transferred to Panama flag, 1929 rebuilt to 4281 tons renamed Darien, 1947 Honduras flag, 1954 scrapped. 3,689
La Perla 1925 UK then US flag, 1937 laid up, 1942 to US Navy renamed Cygnet, 1946 to UFC reverted to La Perla, 1947 sold to Caribbean Land & Shipping Co, Panama renamed La Perla I. 3,689
La Playa 1923 UK flag, 1928 Panama flag, 1930-1940 laid up, 1947 Honduras flag, 1964 sold to J. Latsis renamed Arab World. 3,682
Lake Cayuga 1918 laid down as War Lillie, owned by US Shipping Board, chartered to UFC, 1923 sold to Paramino SS Co renamed Dorothy Wintermote. 2,016
Leith Hill 1952 ex- Lempa chartered to UFC, registered Bermuda. Lempa. 3,350
Lempa 1952 Honduras flag, 1959 renamed Leith Hill, Surrey Shipping Co, Bermuda UK flag, 1964 rebuilt to 3350 tons, reverted to Lempa, Honduras flag. 2,765
Lempira   see Tanamo. .
Leon (1) 1890 Norwegian, chartered to Boston Fruit Co, 1903 sold renamed Alice. 794
Leon (2) 1952 Honduras flag, 1959 renamed Box Hill, Surrey Shipping Co, Bermuda UK flag, 1964 rebuilt and reverted to Leon, Honduras flag. 2,765
Lever's Bend 1945 1946 transferred from Grace Line, 1955 sold to Alaska SS Co renamed Galena. 3,805
Levisa 1916 1917 purchased by UFC, 1929 sold to Norway renamed Bjerka. 2,118
Lillie 1903 Donald SS Co charter to Atlantic Fruit Co, later to UFC, 1915 sold to Limerick SS Co renamed Aylevarroo. 1,271
Limon (1) 1904 UK flag, 1914 transferred to US flag, 1938 grounded British Honduras, refloated and scrapped. 3,304
Limon (2) 1945 1959 transferred from United Mail SS Co, 1970 to Dutch flag renamed Talamanca (2), 1977 scrapped. 7,075
Livingstone 1906 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1920 renamed Siegrune. 1,004
Lorenzo Dow Baker 1884 steam schooner, no further info. ?
Lovland 1907 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1919 worked to Sicily. 2,346
Lysfjord 1915 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1943 torpedoed and sunk. 1,091
Mabay 1945 ex- Mariners Splice, 1947 purchased by UFC, 1948 renamed Mabay, Honduras flag, 1965 sold and renamed Nicodemos. 3,807
Macabi 1921 UK flag, 1928 transferred to Panama flag, 1942 mined and sunk at Port of Spain, Trinidad. 2,802
Mammy 1911 ex- Mandeville, 1937 sold to Japan. 1,635
Managua 1906 ex-Lisboa, Argentina, 1920 sold to Bluefields Fruit Co, 1922 sold to Cuyamel Fruit Co, 1929 transferred to UFC, Panama flag, 1930 scrapped. 1,561
Manaqui (1) 1921 UK flag, 1928 transferred to Balboa SS Co, Panama, 1937 sold to Furness Withy & Co. 2,802
Manaqui (2) 1945 ex- Shamrock Knot, 1946 purchased by UFC, Panama flag, 1948 Honduras flag, 1965 sold renamed Victoria T. 3,805
Manchioneal 1911 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1933 sold to Iceland renamed Katla. 1,654
Mandeville 1911 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1935 sold renamed Mammy. 1,678
Mantilla 1916 tanker, Norwegian, 1935-1938 chartered to UFC. 5,671
Manzanares 1911 ex- Elders & Fyffes, 1935 sold to German flag UFC subsidiary renamed Vegesack, 1939 wrecked near Stavanger. 4,094
Maravi 1921 US flag, 1928 Panama flag, 1951 sold. 2,802
Marie di Giorgio 1911 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1916 renamed Runa, 1923 sank off Cape Hatteras. 1,611
Marmion 1886 steam schooner, renamed Bowden 777
Marowijne 1908 UK flag, 1912 sold to UFC, UK flag, 1914 transferred to US flag, 1915 went missing in storm off Central America. 3,192
Maya 1929 Honduras flag, 1931 transferred to Elder & Fyffes renamed Mazatec, 1937 sold to Denmark renamed Vitus Bering, 1940 reverted to UFC, renamed Maya, Honduras flag, 1961 scrapped. 5,383
Mayari 1921 1928 transferred to Panama flag, 1954 sold to Panama. 2,802
Mercator 1899 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1930 returned to Norway renamed Bjerrkli. 1,083
Metapan (1) 1909 UK flag, 1914 transferred to US flag, 1943 torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean. 4,750
Metapan (2) 1947 1970 transferred to Dutch flag renamed Tanamo, 1975 scrapped. 7,075
Miraflores 1921 Atlantic Fruit Co, chartered to UFC, 1935 Standard Fruit Co, chartered to UFC, went missing in WWII. 2,158
Morazon 1948 1970 transferred to Dutch flag renamed Coppename (2), 1976 scrapped. 5,075
Mount Vernon 1900 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1922 sold renamed Elisabeth. 1,043
Munargo 1921 1938 purchased from Munson Line, 1941 handed to US Army as transport, later hospital ship, 1946 converted to dependent passenger carrier, 1948 laid up, 1957 scrapped. 6,336
Musa 1930 UK flag, then Panama flag, 1947 Honduras flag, 1969 scrapped. 5,662
Newsome 1925 Danish, chartered to UFC, 1938 wrecked. 1,604
Nicarao 1920 Cuyamel Fruit Co, 1929 to UFC on merger, Honduras flag, 1935 US flag, 1936 laid up New Orleans, 1942 torpedoed and sunk. 1,445
Nicholas Cuneo 1907 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, torpedoed and sunk in WWII. 1,051
Nicoya 1905 owned by Elders & Fyffes but did charter work for UFC. 3,911
Norma 1918 ordered by UFC but requisitioned by US Shipping Board and later sold to Atlantic Fruit Co. 2,873
Olancho 1921 Cuyamel Fruit Co, 1929 to UFC on merger, Honduras flag, 1935 to US flag, 1943 torpedoed and sunk off Cuba. 2,493
Olympia 1884 ex- Lanfranc, Booth Line, 1898 sold renamed Olympia, 1901 purchased by UFC from S. Oteri, 1906 sold to Mexico renamed Plan de Guadelupe. 1,657
Omoa 1871 ex- Rosina, 1910 chartered from Vaccaro Bros, renamed Omoa, 1906 purchased by Cuyamel Fruit Co, Honduras flag, 1926 scrapped. 1,697
Ontario 1904 Merchants & Miners Transp.Co, Baltimore, 1942 purchased by UFC, Honduras flag, 1942 sunk by enemy gunfire. 3,009
Oradell 1924 Standard Fruit Co, 1935-1939 chartered to UFC. 1939 laid up. 1,645
Oregon 1890 Norwegian, ex-Sama, 1919 chartered to UFC, sold and renamed St. Thomas. 942
Oritani 1920 1925 sold to Atlantic Fruit Co 1,362
Orleanian 1880 1912 purchased from W. A. Powell, Belize, UK flag, 1914 transferred to US flag, 1915 sold to R. Lawrence Smith, NY. 2,104
Ormes 1920 UK flag, 1925 sold to Atlantic Fruit Co, 1939 sold to Alaska Transp.Co renamed Taku. 1,362
Orotava (1) 1897 Mersey SS Co, chartered to UFC. 1,621
Orotava (2) 1927 (probably later rebuilt from 2518 tons) Elders & Fyffes, 1934 transferred to UFC, Honduras flag, 1967 scrapped. 2,711
Pacuare 1905 owned by Elders & Fyffes Co but did some UFC work before 1910. 3,891
Pan Crescent 1901 ex- El Valle, 1943 purchased from Waterman SS Co, 1947 sold to F & B Shipping Co, Miami renamed Atzmaut. 4,605
Pan York 1901 ex- El Dia, 1943 purchased from Waterman SS Co, 1947 sold to F & B Shipping Co, Miami renamed Kibbutz Galuyot. 4,605
Parismina (1) 1908 UK flag, 1912 transferred to US flag, 1933 chartered to States SS Co renamed General Sherman, 1937 returned to UFC, reverted to Parismina, 1942 torpedoed and sunk. 4,937
Parismina (2) 1945 1970 transferred to Dutch flag subsidiary renamed Toltec, 1976 scrapped. 7,067
Pastores 1913 UK flag, 1914 transferred to US flag, 1917-1919 US Navy transport, 1933 chartered to Colombian Line, 1937 returned to UFC, 1942 US Navy - USS Pastores, 1946 to US Maritime Commission, 1947 scrapped. 7,782
Peten 1932 1937 chartered to Colombian Line renamed Jamaica, 1938 returned to UFC, 1941 to US Navy renamed USS Ariel, 1946 returned to UFC, 1958 sold to Scipio & Co, Bremen renamed Blumenthal. 6,963
Peter Lassen 1929 ex-Aztec. 5,527
Pilon 1918 built for UFC but requisitioned by US Shipping Board and delivered as Garibaldi, 1920 sold to Paragon Nav.Co. 2,873
Platano 1930 UK flag, then Panama flag, 1947 transferred to Honduras flag, 1965 sold to Four Winds Transp.Co renamed El Toro. 5,949
Port Antonio 1913 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1942 torpedoed and sunk. 1,266
Preston 1902 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1919 went missing at sea. 1,443
Puritan 1901 later sold to Graham Morton Transp.Co., Chicago. 1,547
Quimistan 1871 ex- Joseph Vaccaro, 1916 purchased by Cuyamel Fruit Co renamed Quimistan, UK flag, later to Honduras flag, 1929 burned and sank in Atlantic. 1,661
Quirigua 1932 1941 to US Navy renamed USS Mizar, 1946 returned to UFC, 1957 transferred to Elders & Fyffes Co, renamed Samala. 6,982
Quisqueya 1947 1969 transferred to Dutch flag subsidiary renamed Copan, 1975 scrapped. 5,075
Rama 1905 ex- Madrid, 1920 purchased by Rama SS Co renamed Rama, 1922 purchased by Cuyamel Fruit Co, 1929 acquired by UFC in merger, Panama flag, 1935 scrapped. 1,577
Reventazon 1906 Elders & Fyffes but made some UFC voyages before 1910. 4,042
Rosario di Giorgio 1907 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1911 lost. 1,037
Rover 1881 1899 taken over by UFC, 1901 sold to Cuba renamed Antolin del Collado. 995
Runa 1911 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, ex-Marie di Giorgio 1,611
Ruth N. Atwood   Schooner commanded by Captain Lorenzo Dow Baker in 1874. .
S. Oteri 1882 ex- S. & J. Oteri, 1889 purchased by UFC renamed S. Oteri, 1905 sold to Cuba. 989
S. Pizzati 1868 1889 purchased by UFC, 1901 had been cut down to barge and was lost off Cape Hatteras while under tow. 1,026
Saetia 1918 1918 mined and sunk off Maryland. 2,873
Sagua 1914 ex- Cuyamapa, Honduras flag, 1929 transferred to UFC, 1935 renamed Sagua, US flag, 1940 Honduras flag, 1946 sold to Panama renamed Galilea. 3,288
Salvatore di Giorgio 1903 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1913 returned to Norway renamed Kingston. 1,266
Sama (1) 1890 see Oregon. 942
Sama (2) 1911 Norwegian, ex- Concettina di Giorgio, 1916 sold and renamed Sama (2) chartered to UFC, 1931 off charter. 1,608
San Andres 1914 UK flag, 1918 torpedoed and sunk. 3,300
San Benito 1921 1931 Panama flag, 1942 requisitioned by US Navy renamed USS Taurus, 1946 renamed San Benito, 1953 scrapped. 3,274
San Blas 1920 UK flag, 1931 Panama flag, 1942 torpedoed and sunk. 3,628
San Bruno 1920 UK flag, 1931 Panama flag, 1942 War Shipping Administration control, 1947 sold to Caribbean Land & SS Co, Panama flag. 3,627
San Gil 1920 UK flag, 1931 Panama flag, 1942 torpedoed and sunk. 3,627
San Jose (1) 1904 UK flag, 1914 transferred to US flag, 1942 sunk in collision with US ship Santa Elisa. 3,404
San Jose (2) 1945 chartered from United Mail SS Co, 1959 transferred to UFC, 1970 transferred to Elders & Fyffes Co renamed Ronde. 7,075
San Mateo 1915 1942 commissioned as USS Delphinus, 1946 returned to UFC and scrapped. 3,300
San Pablo 1915 UK flag, 1931 Panama flag, later Honduras flag, 1942 torpedoed at Limon, Costa Rica, taken over by US Navy for disposal as target ship. 3,300
San Rito 1915 UK flag, 1918 torpedoed and sunk. 3,300
Santa Marta 1909 UK flag, 1914 US flag, 1948 scrapped. 5,013
Santo Cerro 1948 1969 transferred to Dutch flag subsidiary renamed Castilla, 1975 scrapped. 5,075
Saramacca 1908 Dutch flag, 1913 UK flag, 1914 US flag, 1936 sold to Italy renamed Argentea. 3,284
Scythian 1885 ex-yacht, 1900 purchased by UFC, 1903 sold to Haiti Government. 302
Senator 1906 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1931 off charter. 995
Sinaloa 1915 Norwegian, 1921 purchased by Cuyamel Fruit Co, 1929 acquired by UFC in merger, Honduras flag, 1948 sold to India renamed Jayalanka. 1,648
Sixaola (1) 1911 UK flag, 1914 US flag, 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Panama. 5,017
Sixaola (2) 1948 1969 transferred to Elders & Fyffes Co. renamed Patuca. 5,075
Smaragd 1911 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1937 off charter. 1,181
Sosua 1912 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1935 sold to Chile. 1,185
Stavangeren 1908 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1939 sold to Sweden renamed Jamaica. 1,002
Stillwater 1883 ex- Stroma, 1899 acquired from UK owners renamed Stillwater, sold to Cuba renamed Nuevitas. 1,020
Sunbeam 1900 ex- Shoe City, 1901 purchased by UFC renamed Sunbeam, later sold to Northland SS Co renamed Morning Star. 547
Suriname 1908 Dutch flag, 1914 US flag, 1936 sold to Italy renamed Ivorea. 3,275
Talamanca 1932 1941 to US Navy as USS Talamanca, 1945 returned to UFC, 1957 transferred to Elders & Fyffes renamed Sulaco. 6,963
Tanamo 1914 ex- Van Hogendorp, then Tanamo, 1923 to Cuyamel Fruit Co renamed Lempira, 1929 transferred to UFC, 1934 renamed Tanamo, 1946 sold to Maritime Transport & Trading Co, Panama renamed Samaria. 3,298
Taunton 1902 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1920 wrecked Bermuda. 1,329
Tegucigalpa 1897 ex- Ingeli, owned by Standard Fruit Co, chartered to UFC. 2,928
Tela (1) 1917 delivered as troop transport, 1917 torpedoed and sunk. 7,183
Tela (2) 1927 Honduras flag, 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Caribbean. 4,083
Telde (1) 1927 Elders & Fyffes, 1934 transferred to UFC, 1959 scrapped. 2,726
Telde (2) 1961 UK flag. No later info. 6,738
Telegraph 1870 steam schooner, Lorenzo Dow Baker's original ship. 80(?)
Tenadores (1) 1913 UK flag, 1914 to US flag, 1917 to US Navy as troopship, 1918 wrecked on Ile d'Yeu. 7,240
Tenadores (2) 1960 UK flag, 1966 transferred to Honduras flag, no later info. 6,738
Tetela 1960 UK flag, 1966 transferred to Honduras flag, no later info 6,738
Thora 1907 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1916 sold to Greece renamed Phaliron. 1,040
Tilapa 1961 UK flag, no later info. 6,738
Tipton 1918 1922 sold to Baltimore & Carolina SS Co renamed Esther Weems. 2,648
Tivives (1) 1911 UK flag, 1914 to US flag, 1943 torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean. 5,017
Tivives (2) 1948 1968 transferred to Elders & Fyffes Co renamed Pacuare. 5,075
Toloa 1917 UK flag, 1928 to US flag, 1941 requisitioned by War Shipping Admin, 1947 scrapped. 7,452
Toltec 1929 Cuyamel Fruit Co, 1929 acquired by UFC in merger, Honduras flag, 1931 transferred to Elders & Fyffes Co, 1937 sold to Denmark, renamed Knud Rasmussen and chartered to UFC, 1940 reverted to UFC renamed Toltec, Honduras flag, 1961 scrapped. 5,527
Tortuguero 1909 Elders & Fyffes, made some UFC voyages, 1918 torpedoed and sunk. 4,161
Trio 1889 Swedish, chartered to UFC. 399
Truxillo 1877 ex- Brunswick, 1918 purchased from Gulf & Southern SS Co renamed Truxillo, 1920 sold. 2,265
Tucurinca 1962 UK flag, no later info. 6,738
Turrialba (1) 1909 US flag, 1949 scrapped. 4,952
Turrialba (2) 1962 UK flag, no later info. 6,738
Tuxpam 1915 ex- Honduras, chartered to UFC, 1959 sank. 1,225
Ulua (1) 1917 UK flag, 1928 to US flag, 1942 to US Navy as USS Octans, 1946 reverted to Ulua, 1947 scrapped. 7,452
Ulua (2) 1948 1970 transferred to Dutch flag renamed Chiriqui, 1976 scrapped. 5,075
Venus 1877 Danish, chartered to UFC, 1907 sold to W. A. Powell, Belize. 2,273
Vera 1903 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1934 scrapped. 1,222
Veragua 1932 1942 to US Navy as USS Merak, 1946 reverted to UFC as Veragua, 1957 transferred to Elders & Fyffes Co renamed Sinaloa. 6,982
Verona 1903 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1933 sold to Canada renamed Port Royal. 1,221
Vild Fugl 1906 ex- Harry T. Inge 1,405
Vika 1902 Danish, chartered to UFC, 1934 scrapped. 1,163
Vincenzo di Giorgio 1907 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1916 renamed Eidsiva, 1917 sunk. 1,053
Virginia 1906 ex- Minadora, 1920 purchased from Holland by Standard Fruit Co renamed Virginia, chartered to UFC 1,676
Vitus Bering 1929 see Maya. .
Watson 1901 1905 sold to Alaska Pacific SS Co. 2,009
Yaracuy ? Venezuelan owned, chartered to UFC. 3,127
Yaque 1947 1970 transferred to Elders & Fyffes Co renamed Patia. 5,075
Yuma 1900 ex- German ship seized by US Shipping Board, 1926 lost. 1,766
Yumuri 1890 Norwegian, chartered to UFC, 1908 lost. 844
Zacapa 1909 UK flag, 1914 to US flag, 1949 scrapped. 4,952

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