To Prudential-Grace Lines.

The Santa Rosa (9,135 grt, 508 ft. long) was built in 1932 as the first of four sisters
intended for the intercoastal route between the east and west coast of the U.S.A.
The Santa Rosa, along with the Santa Elena and the Santa Paula, was transferred after a few years
to a cruise route to islands of the Caribbean and to Colombia and Venezuela, but also good for one-way passages.
She was sold to Typaldos Lines in the late 1950s to become the Athinai.

From a 1949 Grace Line brochure for cruises to the Caribbean and South America.


See this page for interior views of the Santa liners.


The Simplon Postcards website has a page on the history of the Grace Line with photos of the Santa Rosa/Athinai.

Derek Walker's website All at Sea has a page with an indepth history of the Santa Rosa and the Santa Paula as Grace liners and after.

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 11, 2005.