1870 - 1900 sank after collision with SS Eagle Point off Nantucket.
Howat, Rev. Jeremy N.T., South American Packets 1808-1880 (York:
The Postal History Society, 1984).
and Holt Line/Liverpool, Brazil and river Plate Steam Navagation
Company/Societe de Nav. Royale Belge Sud-Americaine.
The Lamport & Holt Line was originally known
as Liverpool, Brazil and River Plate Steam Navagation Company.
They ran passenger services between the United Kingdom and South
America, also South America to the West Indies and New York.
After the sinking of the VESTRIS in 1928 the New York passenger
service was discontinued.
In 1944 the company was purchased by the Vestey
Group of companies which included Blue Star Line, Frederick
Leyland & Co, and which also took over the Booth Line in
1946. From 1947 a lot of inter company transfers of ships and
temporary renamings took place, plus the formations of several
groupings of companies. In 1991 the last Lamport & Holt
ship (CHURCHILL) transferred to Blue Star and became the ARGENTINA
STAR, and the name of Lamport & Holt disappeared.