RIO Ships.

shipmate17
11th January 2006, 12:28
Hi,
Just purchased a number of shipping photos,all the ships begining with the word RIO. any idea what company these would be from.would they all belong to one company.
Cheers.

Thamesphil
11th January 2006, 13:01
There are currently 171 ships in service with the name prefix "Rio", all under various ownership and operation.

What types of ship are they? Are they recent or old vessels? This info might help to provide a better answer.

Phil

shipmate17
11th January 2006, 16:17
Hi,
They date from the 1930s to the 1970s.all cargo ships.Have Anchor sign on funnel.maybe Lloyd Bros. not certain.
cheers.

Thamesphil
11th January 2006, 17:26
That sounds like Empresa Lineas Maritimas Argentinas S.A. (ELMA). The company is no longer around, but they did have a lot of ships with the name prefix "Rio".

Cheers
Phil

non descript
11th January 2006, 17:33
Spot on, well done Phil.

Tonga

shipmate17
11th January 2006, 17:35
OK thank you for that info,would you know of a site where I could find out where and who built them,tonnage etc.
cheers.

non descript
11th January 2006, 17:40
Shipmate, I reckon Ruud is your man, they likely traded into Rotterdam and he is a veritable mine of information.

Good luck

shipmate17
11th January 2006, 17:42
Thanks for that,will ask him.
cheers.

Bruce Carson
11th January 2006, 17:48
Lots of pictures at the following site, but it's in Spanish.

http://www.histarmar.com.ar/BuquesMercantes/Listado-Buques-ELMA.htm

Bruce C.