To Hamburg-Süd.

The Antonio Delfino and Cap Norte (13,589/13,615 grt, 526 ft. long) followed similar careers over the years.
They both entered service on the La Plata run in 1922, were chartered by North German Lloyd 1932-34
and were broken up in the mid-1950s after having been troop transports in British service.
The Antonio Delfino was an accomodation ship for the German Navy during WW2 until taken over by the British at the end of the war,
whereas her sister was seized already in 1939.

The General Osorio (11,590 grt, 528 ft. long) sailed for Hamburg-American Line on the La Plata route from 1929.
In 1934 she was transferred to Hamburg-Süd.
During WW2 she served as an accomodation ship for the German Navy but was eventually sunk by allied bombs.

The General Artigas and General San Martin (11,254/11,251 grt in 1930, 495 ft. long) were originally
the Westphalia and Thuringia of the Hamburg-American Line.
They were used on the Hamburg-New York route until moved to South Atlantic service in 1930,
coinciding with their renaming. Hamburg-Süd operated the two ships from 1934.
Both were used as accomodation ships during WW2, the General Artigas being sunk in 1943
while the General San Martin survived to serve as a troop ship for the British for a few years after the war.

See this page (Hamburg-American Line) for a description of the liners when in North Atlantic service.

The Madrid (8,753 grt, 456 ft. long) was built in 1922 as the Sierra Nevada for North German Lloyd.
Renamed in 1925, she was transferred, later sold, to Hamburg-Süd. She was sunk by allied bombs in 1941.

See this page (North German Lloyd) for exterior and interior illustration of the Madrid as a Lloyd liner.

You may use my images on another website.
Then please credit them as being from the collection of Björn Larsson,
and preferably provide a link to my Introduction page.
Thank you!

This page last updated December 4, 2005.