Monday, December 08, 2008


As after WW2 the Hamburg based HAPAG company did not resume transatlantic passenger ship services, the gap was filled by several foreign operators, including Home Lines which in 1958 was behind the purchase of EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND and the establishment of German Atlantic Lines. After rebuilding the old EMPRESS became the handsome HANSEATIC in July 1958.
As a cruise ship this ship visited Lisbon several times. She had a fire in New York in 7 September 1957 and was sld t be broken up in Hamburg the following December.
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