United Fruit Company

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Sailings (undated; c. 1901)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Admiral Sampson
Admiral Schley
Philadelphia, Jamaica (Port Antonio definitely, maybe also Kingston)
Admiral Dewey
Admiral Farragut
Boston, Jamaica (Port Antonio definitely, maybe also Kingston )
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?
New Orleans, Belize, Puerto Barrios, Puerto Cortes.
Puerto Barrios omitted on return voyages.
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?
New Orleans, Port Limon

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Sailings effective December 1, 1907
Vessel(s) Ports of call
United Fruit Co.:
Admiral Farragut
Admiral Schley
Philadelphia, Port Antonio
Admiral Dewey
Admiral Sampson
Boston, Port Antonio, Bowden, Kingston.
Port Antonio omitted on return voyages.
Baker
Bradford
New York, Port Antonio
Brookline
Barnstable
Baltimore, Port Antonio
Belita
Beatrice
Charleston, Port Antonio.
(Passengers carried on return voyages only.)
San Jose
Limon
Esparta
Boston, Port Limon
Bertha
Karen
New Orleans, Port Limon
Ellis
Preston
Harry T. Inge
New Orleans, Port Limon, Colon
Helen
Katie
Mobile, Bocas del Toro
Appomatox
Greenbrier
New Orleans, Bocas del Toro.
(Freight only)
Anselm
Mobila
New Orleans, Belize, Livingston (every other voyage), Puerto Barrios, Puerto Cortez.
Return voyages: Puerto Cortez, Belize, New Orleans.
Colombia
Harald
Mobile, La Ceiba
Elders & Fyffes:
Matina
Manistee
Manchester, Kingston, Port Limon.
Returned directly to Manchester.
Chirripo
Reventazon
Bristol, Port Limon

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Sailings January-July 1912
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Carrillo
Sixaola
Tivives
Turrialba
New York, Port Antonio (last call in April), Kingston, Colon, Bocas del Toro, Port Limon.
Bocas del Toro omitted on return voyages. (Last call at Port Antonio in April.)
Almirante
Metapan
Santa Marta
Zacapa
New York, Port Antonio (last call in April, also on return voyages), Kingston, Colon, Santa Marta
Abangarez
Atenas
Parismina
New Orleans, Colon, Bocas del Toro.
Cartago
Heredia
Orleanian
New Orleans, Puerto Barrios, Port Limon, Bocas del Toro
Preston
Ellis
New Orleans, Belize, Puerto Barrios, Puerto Cortez
Limon
San Josse
Esparta
Boston, Port Limon
Admiral Farragut
Admiral Schley
Philadelphia, Port Antonio
Jose
Juan
Baltimore, Port Antonio.
(Freight only)

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Sailings June-November 1913
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Almirante
Santa Marta
Metapan
Zacapa
New York, Kingston, Colon, Cartagena, Puerto Colombia, Santa Marta.
Return voyages: Santa Marta, Colon, Kingston, New York.
Pastores
Carrillo
Tivives
Sixaola
New York, Kingston, Colon, Bocas del Toro, Port Limon.
Return voyages: Port Limon, Colon, Kingston, New York.
Suriname
Frutera
(freight only)
New York, Belize, Puerto Cortez, Puerto Barrios.
Retuned directly to New York.
Abangarez
Atenas
Turrialba
New Orleans, Colon, Bocas del Toro
Cartago
Heredia
Parismina
New Orleans, Colon, Port Limon.
Return voyages: Port Limon, Bocas del Toro, Colon, New Orleans.
Marowijne
Saramacca
Coppename
New Orleans, Belize, Puerto Barrios, Puerto Cortez, Port Limon
Admiral Dewey
Admiral Schley
Philadelphia, Port Antonio

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Sailings April-August 1916 (issued April 1, 1916)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Pastores
Tenadores
New York, Havana, Cristobal, Bocas del Toro, Port Limon.
Bocas del Toro omitted on return voyages.
Calamares
Metapan
New York, Havana, Cristobal, Port Limon
Almirante
Carrillo
Santa Marta
Zacapa
New York, Kingston, Cristobal, Cartagena, Puerto Colombia, Santa Marta.
Returned to New York via Cristobal and Kingston.
Sixaola
Tivives
New York, Santiago, Port Antonio, Belize, Puerto Barrios, Puerto Cortez, Tela.
Returned to New York via Livingston, Puerto Barrios, Port Antonio and Santiago.
Abangarez
Atenas
Turrialba
Cartago
(one roundtrip voyage only)
Heredia (two roundtrip voyages only)
New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Called also at Bocas del Toro on return voyages.
Cartago
Heredia
Parismina
Abangarez
(one roundtrip voyage only)
Atenas (one roundtrip voyage only)
New Orleans, Cristobal, Port Limon, Bocas del Toro.
Called only at Cristobal on return voyages.
Coppename
Suriname
New Orleans, Belize, Puerto Barrios, Tela.
Called also at Puerto Cortez on return voyages.

Sailings April-July 1922
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Pastores
Calamares
Ulua
Toloa
New York, Havana, Cristobal
Sixaola
Tivives
New York, Kingston, Cartagena, Puerto Colombia, Santa Marta.
Returned to New York via Cristobal and Kingston.
Carrillo
Metapan
New York, Kingston, Cristobal, Cartagena, Puerto Colombia, Santa Marta.
Returned to New York via Kingston.
Santa Marta New York, Santiago, Kingston, Puerto Barrios, Puerto Cortez, Puerto Castilla, Tela.
Returned to New York via Kingston and Santiago.
Zacapa New York, Santiago, Kingston, Belize, Puerto Barrios, Puerto Castilla, Tela.
Returned to New York via Kingston and Santiago.
Abangarez
Atenas
Turrialba
Zacapa
(one roundtrip voyage only)
New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal, Bocas del Toro.
Havana omitted on return voyages.
Cartago
Heredia
Parismina
New Orleans, Cristobal, Port Limon (a few voyages), Bocas del Toro.
Return voyages: Bocas del Toro, Havana, New Orleans.
Coppename
Saramacca
Suriname
New Orleans, Belize (a few voyages), Puerto Barrios.
Returned directly to New Orleans.

Sailings January-March 1933
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Quirigua
Veragua
Peten
(incl. maiden voyage in March)
Calamares (January-February)
New York, Havana, Kingston (except Calamares), Cristobal, Port Limon.
Kingston omitted on return voyages.
Santa Marta
Metapan
Sixaola
New York, Kingston, Cristobal.
Return voyages: Cristobal, Cartagena, Puerto Colombia, Santa Marta, Kingston, New York.
Antigua
Talamanca
Chiriqui
San Francisco, Balboa.
Return voyages: Balboa, Puerto Armuelles, Los Angeles, San Francisco.
Intercoastal service via a combination of the voyages/routes above: New York-Cristobal and Balboa-San Francisco. Connecting vessels were: Veragua/Santa Marta-Talamanca and Talamanca-Veragua; Calamares (later Peten)/Metapan-Antigua and Antigua-Calamares (later Peten); Quirigua/Sixaola-Chiriqui and Chiriqui-Quirigua.
Musa
Platano
1) New York, Puerto Castilla, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes to New York.

2) New York, Tela, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes to New York.

3) New York, Belize, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes to New York.

Iriona
Tela
New York, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Philadelphia to New York.
Esparta
Cuyamapa
New York, Santiago
Toloa
Ulua
New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned via Puerto Castilla (or optionally Puerto Cortes or Tela) to New Orleans.
Atenas
Turrialba
New Orleans, Havana, Puerton Barrios.
Return voyages: Puerto Barrios, Puerto Cortes, Tela, Havana, New Orleans.
Click to view a photo of either the Chiriqui or Quirigua (from a c. 1933 Isthmian Airways brochure/timetable)

Sailings April-June 1934
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Quirigua
Veragua
Peten
New York, Havana, Kingston, Cristobal, Port Limon.
Kingston omitted on return voyages.
Calamares
Ulua
Toloa
New York, Kingston, Cristobal.
Return voyages: Cristobal, Cartagena, Puerto Colombia, Santa Marta, Kingston, New York.
Antigua
Talamanca
Chiriqui
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Balboa.
Return voyages: Balboa, Puerto Armuelles, Los Angeles, San Francisco.
Intercoastal service via a combination of the voyages/routes above: New York-Cristobal and Balboa-San Francisco. (Transfer between Cristobal and Balboa in "Parlor Cars".) Connecting vessels were: Veragua/Calamares-Antigua and Antigua-Veragua; Peten-Chiriqui and Chiriqui-Peten; Quirigua-Talamanca and Talamanca-Quirigua.
Musa 1) New York, Puerto Castilla, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes to New York.

2) New York, Tela, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes to New York.

Platano New York, Santiago, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes to New York.
Metapan
Santa Marta
New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned via Tela and Havana to New Orleans.
Sixaola
Zacapa
New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned via Almirante, Tela and Havana to New Orleans.
Metapan
Santa Marta
Sixaola
Zacapa
New Orleans, Puerton Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes and Tela to New Orleans.

Sailings April-June 1935
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Quirigua
Veragua
Peten
New York, Havana, Kingston, Cristobal, Port Limon.
Kingston omitted on return voyages.
Calamares
Toloa
Ulua
New York, Kingston, Cristobal.
Return voyages: Cristobal, Cartagena, Puerto Colombia, Santa Marta, Kingston, New York.
Antigua
Talamanca
Chiriqui
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Balboa.
Return voyages: Balboa, Puerto Armuelles, Los Angeles, San Francisco.
Intercoastal service via a combination of the voyages/routes above: New York-Cristobal and Balboa-San Francisco. (Transfer by rail between Cristobal and Balboa.) Connecting vessels were: Veragua-Chiriqui and Chiriqui-Veragua; Peten-Talamanca and Talamanca-Peten; Quirigua/Calamares-Antigua and Antigua-Quirigua.
Musa New York, Puerto Castilla, Tela, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes to New York.
Platano New York, Santiago, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes to New York.
Metapan
Sixaola
New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned via Tela and Havana to New Orleans.
Santa Marta
Zacapa
New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned via Almirante, Tela and Havana to New Orleans.
Metapan
Santa Marta
Sixaola
Zacapa
New Orleans, Belize (every 3rd voyage), Puerton Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes and Tela to New Orleans.
Click to view a photo of the Peten and photos of the interior of some of the ships of "The Great White Fleet"
Click to view the route map of the mid-1930s

Sailings July-September 1936
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Peten
Veragua
Quirigua
New York, Havana, Kingston, Cristobal, Port Limon.
Kingston omitted on return voyages.
Calamares
Toloa
Ulua
New York, Kingston, Cristobal.
Return voyages: Cristobal, Cartagena, Puerto Colombia, Santa Marta, Kingston, New York.
Talamanca San Francisco, Los Angeles, Balboa.
Return voyages: Balboa, Puerto Armuelles, Los Angeles, San Francisco.
Antigua
Chiriqui
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Acapulco (several voyages), Balboa.
Return voyages: Balboa, Puerto Armuelles, Manzanillo (several voyages), Los Angeles, San Francisco.
Intercoastal service via a combination of the voyages/routes above: New York-Cristobal and Balboa-San Francisco. (Transfer by rail between Cristobal and Balboa.) Connecting vessels were: Veragua-Chiriqui and Chiriqui-Veragua; Peten-Antigua and Antigua-Peten; Quirigua/Calamares-Talamanca and Talamanca-Quirigua.
Musa New York, Puerto Castilla, Tela, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes to New York.
Platano New York, Santiago, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes to New York.
Iriona
Castilla
Philadelphia, Puerto Barrios
Metapan
Santa Marta
Sixaola
Tivives
1) New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned via Almirante, Puerto Castilla and Havana to New Orleans.

2) New Orleans, Belize (every 5th voyage), Tela, Puerto Cortes.
Returned via Puerto Barrios to New Orleans.

Sailings January-March 1939
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Talamanca
Jamaica
Quirigua
Veragua
Chiriqui
1) New York, Havana, Port Limon, Cristobal.
Port Limon omitted on return voyages.

2) New York, Kingston, Puerto Colombia, Cartagena, Cristobal.
Returned via Kingston to New York.

Antigua New York, Santiago, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes to New York.
Pastores New York, Tela, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes to New York
Musa
Platano
New York, Cristobal.
Returned via Santa Marta to New York.
Ulua
Toloa
1) New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned via Port Limon and Havana to New Orleans.

2) New Orleans, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Tela to New Orleans.

Santa Marta
Sixaola
1) New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned via Almirante, Port Limon and Havana to New Orleans.

2) New Orleans, Belize (every 3rd voyage), Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes to New Orleans.

Castilla
Tela
Philadelphia, Puerto Barrios

Sailings January-March 1941 (revised schedule eff. January 3, 1941)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Talamanca
Jamaica
Quirigua
Veragua
Chiriqui
1) New York, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned via Puerto Barrios and Havana to New York.
2) New York, Cristobal.
Returned via Port Limon, Puerto Barrios and Havana to New York.
3) New York, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Cristobal.
Returned via Kingston to New York.
4) New York, Kingston, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Cristobal.
Returned directly to New York.
Antigua New York, Havana, Puerto Barrios.
Returned directly to New York.
Calamares
(Freighter - no passengers carried)
New York, Puerto Barrios
Tela
Castilla
New York, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Havana to New York.
Ulua
Toloa
1) New Orleans, Havana, Port Limon, Cristobal.
Returned via Tela and Havana to New Orleans.
2) New Orleans, Puerto Barrios, Tela.
Returned directly to New Orleans.
Santa Marta
Sixaola
1) New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned via Tela and Havana to New Orleans.
2) New Orleans, Puerto Barrios, Purto Cortes.
Returned directly to New Orleans.

Sailings July-September 1941
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Talamanca
Jamaica
Quirigua
Veragua
Chiriqui
1) New York, Nassau, Cristobal.
Returned via Port Limon, Puerto Barrios and Havana to New York.
2) New York, Kingston, Cristobal.
Returned via Port Limon, Puerto Barrios and Havana to New York.
3) New York, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Cristobal.
Returned via Kingston to New York.
4) New York, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Cristobal.
Returned directly to New York.
Antigua New York, Havana, Tela.
Returned via Puerto Barrios and Puerto Cortes to New York.
Musa New York, Havana, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes to New York.
Ulua
Toloa
1) New Orleans, Havana, Port Limon, Cristobal.
Returned via Puerto Cortes and Havana to New Orleans.
2) New Orleans, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Tela to New Orleans.
Santa Marta
Sixaola
1) New Orleans, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned via Puerto Cortes and Havana to New Orleans.
2) New Orleans, Puerto Barrios.
Returned via Puerto Cortes to New Orleans.

Sailings (issued January 1948)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Jamaica
Talamanca
Veragua
New York, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned via Puerto Barrios to New York.

Sailings April-December 1950
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Talamanca
Jamaica
Veragua
New York, Havana, Puerto Barrios.
Returned directly to New York.
Click to view a brochure with exterior and interior illustrations/photos of the United Fruit liners

Sailings April-December 1950
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Quirigua
Chiriqui
Antigua
(2 sailings in April only)
New Orleans, Havana, Puerto Barrios.
Returned directly to New Orleans.

Sailings April-August 1952 (issued March 1952)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Quirigua
Chiriqui
New Orleans, Cristobal, Tela.
Returned directly to New Orleans.
Antigua New Orleans, Havana, Puerto Barrios, Tela.
Havana omitted onn return voyages.

Sailings April 1952-March 1953
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Talamanca
Jamaica
Veragua
New York, Havana, Cristobal.
Returned to New York via Cartagena and Santa Marta.
No ships are mentioned in the brochure, but according to Mark H. Goldberg's "Going Bananas" these were the United Fruit ships in service on this route.

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