Turkish Maritime Lines
(Denizyolları İşletmesi)
(Operated by Turkish Maritime Organization - Türkiye Denizcilik İşletmeleri)

Turkey

Turkish Navigation Company (Türkiye Seyrisefain İdaresi)
Sailings (Undated; c. early 1930s)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Ege
İzmir
Istanbul, Izmir, Piraeus, Alexandria.
Return voyages omitted Izmir.

Turkish State Lines (Devlet Denizyolları)
Sailings July-October (1950)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Ankara? Istanbul, Piraeus, Naples, Marseilles.
Return voyages called also at Genoa.
Adana?
İstanbul?
Istanbul, Izmir, Piraeus, Rhodes, Limassol, Beirut, Alexandria, Naples, Marseilles.
Return voyages called also at Genoa.
On the vessels, see another 1950 sailing list in the archives section.

Turkish Maritime Lines (Denizyolları)
Sailings April-October 1951
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Ankara Istanbul, Piraeus, Naples, Marseilles.
Return voyages called also at Genoa.
Samsun
İskenderun
Beirut, Alexandria, Malta, Naples, Marseilles.
Return voyages called also at Genoa.
Adana
İstanbul
Istanbul, Çanakkale, Izmir, Piraeus, Alexandria

Turkish Maritime Lines (Denizyolları) (Operated by Denizcilik Bankası TAO)
Sailings September 1951-May 1952
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Ankara
(most likely, but no ships mentioned in brochure; there is a photo of the Ankara above the sailing schedule for this route)
Istanbul, Piraeus, Naples, Marseilles.
Return voyages called also at Genoa.
İskenderun
Samsun

(most likely, but again no ships mentioned in brochure; there is an illustration of one of the sisters superimposed on the sailing schedule for this route)
Istanbul, Izmir, Piraeus, Beirut, Alexandria, Naples, Marseilles.
Return voyages called also at Genoa, omitting Izmir.
? Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Mersin, Iskenderun, Haifa.
Return voyages: Haifa, Larnaca, Beirut, İskenderun, Mersin, Antalya, Finike, Izmir, Istanbul.

Turkish Maritime Lines (Denizyolları) (Operated by Denizcilik Bankası TAO)
Sailings June-October 1953
Vessel(s) Ports of call
İskenderun
Samsun
Marseilles, Genoa, Naples, Alexandria, Beirut.
Return voyages omitted Genoa.

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Turkish Maritime Lines (Denizyolları) (Operated by Denizcilik Bankası TAO)
Sailings October 1954-October 1955
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Ankara
Adana
Tarsus
Samsun
Istanbul, Piraeus, Naples, Marseilles.
Return voyages called also at Genoa.
Ankara Istanbul, Piraeus, Naples, Marseilles, Barcelona.
Return voyages called also at Genoa.

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Turkish Maritime Lines (Denizyolları) (Operated by Denizcilik Bankası TAO)
Sailings January-December 1962
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Ege
İzmir
1) Istanbul, Izmir, Piraeus, Brindisi, Venice, Trieste
alternating with
2) Istanbul, Zonguldak, İnebolu, Sinop, Samsun, Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Hopa.
Return voyages: Hopa, Pazar, Rize, Trabzon, Giresun, Ordu, Fatsa, Ünye, Samsun, Sinop, İnebolu, Zonguldak, Istanbul.
Marmara May-October only:
Istanbul, Izmir, Piraeus, Brindisi, Venice, Trieste
Akdeniz
Karadeniz
Istanbul, Piraeus, Naples, Marseilles, Barcelona, Marseilles, Genoa, Naples, Alexandria, Beirut.
Return voyages: Beirut, Alexandria, Naples, Marseilles, Barcelona, Marseilles, Genoa, Naples, Piraeus, Istanbul.
İskenderun
Samsun
May-September only:
Istanbul, Piraeus, Naples, Marseilles, Genoa, Naples, Alexandria, Beirut.
Return voyages: Beirut, Alexandria, Naples, Marseilles, Genoa, Naples, Piraeus, Istanbul.
Adana
İstanbul
Istanbul, Izmir, Larnaca, Haifa, Naples, Genoa, Marseilles, Barcelona.
Return voyages omitted Genoa.

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Turkish Maritime Lines (Denizyolları) (Operated by Denizcilik Bankası TAO)
Sailings January-December 1966
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Giresun (Jan-May + Sep-Dec)
Ordu (Jan-May)
Trabzon (Jan-Feb + May-Dec)
Istanbul, Sinop, Samsun, Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Rize, Hopa.
Return voyages omitted Rize.
Ordu June-Oct:
Istanbul, Zonguldak, Sinop, Samsun, Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Rize, Hopa.
Return voyages omitted Rize and Zonguldak.
Marmara
Ege
İzmir
(Jan-Feb)
Istanbul, Zonguldak, İnebolu, Sinop, Samsun, Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Hopa.
Return voyages: Hopa, Rize, Trabzon, Giresun, Ordu, Fatsa, Ünye, Samsun, Sinop, İnebolu, Zonguldak, Istanbul.
Tirhan
Kadeş
(May only)
Istanbul, Akçakoca, Ereğli, Zonguldak, Amasra, Kurucaşile, Cide, İnebolu, İlişi, Abana, Çatalzeytin, Ayancık, Sinop, Gerze, Samsun, Ünye, Fatsa, Ordu, Giresun, Tirebolu, Görele, Trabzon, Rize, Hopa.
Return voyages: Hopa, Pazar, Rize, Trabzon, Vakfıkebir, Görele, Tirebolu, Giresun, Ordu, Fatsa, Ünye, Samsun, Gerze, Sinop, Ayancık, Türkeli, Çatalzeytin, Abana, İlişi, İnebolu, Cide, Kurucaşile, Amasra, Zonguldak, Ereğli, Akçakoca, Istanbul.
İzmir (Apr-Sep)
Giresun
Ordu
(Feb-Apr)
Trabzon (Jan + Sep-Dec)
Istanbul, Izmir, Marmaris, Antalya, İskenderun.
Return voyages: İskenderun, Mersin, Anamur, Alanya, Antalaya, Finike, Kaş, Fethiye, Bodrum, Güllük, Kuşadasi (summer only), Izmir, Istanbul.
Kadeş Istanbul, Izmir
Also several Sea of Marmara services with unspecified vessels

Turkish Maritime Lines (Denizyolları) (Operated by Denizcilik Bankası TAO)
Sailings January-December 1967
Vessel(s) Ports of call
İskenderun
Samsun
Istanbul, Izmir, Haifa, Naples, Genoa, Marseilles

June-September only:
Istanbul, Piraeus, Naples, Marseille, Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Haifa.
Return voyages: Haifa, Naples, Marseilles, Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Piraeus, Istanbul.

Akdeniz
Karadeniz
Summer (April-September):
Istanbul, Piraeus, Naples, Marseilles, Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Alexandria, Beirut.
Return voyages: Beirut, Alexandria, Naples, Marseille, Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Piraeus, Istanbul.

Winter Akdeniz:
Istanbul, Piraeus, Naples, Marseilles, Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Alexandria, Beirut.
Return voyages: Beirut, Mersin, Naples, Marseille, Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Piraeus, Istanbul.

Winter Karadeniz:
Istanbul, Piraeus, Naples, Marseilles, Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Mersin, Beirut.
Return voyages: Beirut, Alexandria, Naples, Marseille, Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Piraeus, Istanbul.

Ordu Istanbul, Izmir, Rhodes, Haifa
Truva Istanbul, Izmir, Brindisi, Venice

Turkish Maritime Lines (Denizyolları) (Operated by Denizcilik Bankası TAO)
Sailings January-December 1968
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Akdeniz
Karadeniz
Istanbul, Piraeus, Naples, Marseilles, Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Alexandria, Beirut.
Return voyages: Beirut, Alexandria, Naples, Marseille, Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Piraeus, Istanbul.
İzmir
İskenderun
(March-April only)
Samsun (February only - one roundtrip voyage)
February-May, November-December:
Istanbul, Izmir, Limassol, Haifa

June-October:
Istanbul, Izmir, Marmaris, Rhodes, Limassol, Haifa

Truva Istanbul (two voyages in each direction only), Izmir, Brindisi, Venice

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Turkish Maritime Lines (Denizyolları) (Operated by Denizcilik Bankası TAO)
Sailings January-December 1971
Vessel(s) Ports of call
İskenderun (Jan + Dec only)
Samsun (Jan-March only)
Istanbul, Izmir, Limassol, Haifa
Samsun (Apr-Nov) Istanbul, Izmir, Marmaris, Rhodes, Limassol, Haifa

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See the archives section for more brochures of Turkish Maritime Lines.
See also the shipping in 1971 section.

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This page last updated November 15, 2009.