Edgar Louis Ogdon, Ada Ogdon (nee Bryan), Guy Robert Ogdon, Donald Ogdon and Charles Ian Ogdon

Emigrated to Argentina on 20 February 1913, aged 21 years with wife Ada, aged 18 years. Departed from Dover, England and arrived at Buenos Aires, Argentina. Voyage took 28 days. Sailed on the S.S. Highland Corrie of the Nelson line, under Master P M Jacobs, 4787 tonnes, 18 actual passengers on voyage. Sailed under contract ticket 801 with Ada Ogdon.

Ada Ogdon returned to Argentina again on 8 April 1915, aged 20 years with son Guy Robert Ogdon, aged 10 months. Departed from London, England and arrived at Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sailed on the S.S. Fresia of the Royal Holland Lloyd line, under Master J Graat, 15030 square feet, 4608 tonnes, 900 permitted passengers, 28 actual passengers on voyage.

Ada Ogdon returned to Argentina again on 8th May 1921, aged 26 years with sons Guy Robert Ogdon aged 6 years, Donald Ogdon aged 5 years and Charles Ian Ogdon aged 1 year. Their last UK address was 26 St. Georges Road, New Mills, Stockport, Cheshire. Departed from Liverpool, England and arrived at Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sailed on the S. S. Highland Heather of the Nelson line, under Master James Davies, 3837 tonnes, 40 passengers on board.

Royal Holland Lloyd

Founded in 1899 to carry cattle and cargo between Amsterdam and South America. The cattle trade ceased in 1903 when the British Government prohibited the import of live cattle due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Argentina and in 1906 the company started emigration voyages from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires with calls at Boulogne, Plymouth, Coruna, Lisbon, Las Palmas, Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Santos and Montevideo. Between 1917 and 1919 the company also made a few calls at New York. Passenger services ceased after 1935, but the company continued to run a cargo service to South America and is now incorporated in the NEDLLOYD group.

Hamburg-American Packet Company

Formed in 1847, the Packet Company sailed from Hamburg to New York via Southampton. In the early years sailing time was about 40 days, Hamburg to New York. In 1875 the company took over the Adler Line, and in 1886, amalgamated with the Carr-Union Line. They assumed control of the passenger management of Hamburg-South America Line, German East Africa Line and Hansa Line's Canadian service in 1888. The five vessels of the Eagle Line were purchased when that company collapsed and, about 1890, they took over the Hansa Line. In 1930 Hapag Lloyd Union was formed with North German Lloyd, and in 1972, the company combined with North German Lloyd to become Hapag-Lloyd AG.

By 1872 the company was making weekly passages to New York and had extended their service to include Baltimore, the West Indies, Mexico, South American, China, Japan and Australia. Service was extended about 1873 to include routes from Hamburg, Antwerp and Montreal in the summer and Hamburg, Antwerp and Boston in the winter.

To avoid competition in the Mediterranean the Hamburg-American and the North German Lloyd Line agreed to run a joint service in that area. They sailed from Algiers, Naples and Genoa to New York.

Routes - South America:
  • 1870-1980 Hamburg - Antwerp - Salvador - Rio de JaneiroŒæ - Santos - Buenos Aires - Punta Arenas - Chacabuco - Castro - Puerto Monti - Valparaiso - Antofagasta - Arica - Callao - Guayaquil - Buenaventura.
  • 1870-1934 Passenger service on above route.
  • 1896- ? New York - Brazil.
  • 1897-1905 Genoa - Naples - Brazil - Uruguay - Argentina.
  • 1922-1980 Hamburg - Bremen - Amsterdam - Antwerp - Panama Canal - Buenaventura - Guayaquil - Callao - Arica - Antofagasta - Valparaiso.
  • 1922-1939 Passenger service on above route. 

SS Frisia (later renamed Holsatia)

Frisia was built in 1909 and in 1922 she was purchased from Royal Holland Lloyd, Amsterdam by the Hamburg-American Packet Company and renamed Holsatia. She was used on the Cuba, Mexico service and in 1928 she was scrapped.

Tonnage 7,442.

Monday October 28, 1918, collision with U.S.S. Tarantula - SP-124 ( "Gun Boat" ) - no casualties. The Tarantula (SP-124) motor yacht built in 1912 at Neponset, Mass., by George Lawley and Son Corp. was acquired by the Navy on 25 April 1917 from W. K. Vanderbilt of New York City.

Assigned to section patrol in the 3d Naval District during World War I, Tarantula operated along the coastal waters of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey until October 1918. On 28 October, she sank about eight miles southwest of the Fire Island light vessel after colliding with the Royal Holland Lloyd Line steamship SS Frisia. Her name was subsequently struck from the Navy list.

Passenger Transcript 1913

The first page of the passenger transcript list showing details of the vessel and details for Louis Edgar Ogdon and Ada Ogdon (nee Bryan).

Passenger Transcript Summary 1913

The last page of the passenger transcript showing a summary of British and Alien passengers.

Nelson Line

Formed 1880 for the meat trade from Argentina to UK. Commenced passenger service in 1910 between London - Vigo - Las Palmas - Rio de Janeiro - Montevideo - Buenos Aires.

1913 came under control of Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.

1932 Royal Mail Group collapsed, Royal Mail Lines Ltd founded and Nelson Line merged into the new company and disappeared as a separate company.

In the twentieth century, the Nelson Line was an important carrier of Irish passengers to Argentina. Founded by James Nelson in Buenos Aires, this company pioneered the carriage of refrigerated cargos, including meat, operating from South America (Nelson owned Las Palmas meat-processing plant). With the emigrant flow to South America growing at a high rate, in 1910 Nelson added new calls in London, Boulogne, Corunna, and Vigo, and its ships were adapted to the emigrant trade. It became one of the associated companies of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co., with its own subsidiaries.

Some of the Nelson emigrant ships were Highland Corrie, Highland Glen, Highland Harris, and Highland Laddie.

  • 1880-1932 Liverpool - Rio de Janeiro - Buenos Aires.
  • 1910-1932 London - Boulogne - Corunna - Vigo - Rio de Janeiro - Montevideo - Buenos Aires (Passenger service). 

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SS Highland Corrie

Nelson Steam Navigation Co.; 1910; Russell & Co.; 7,583 tons; 837 n.h.p.; 13 knots; triple-expansion engines. Tonnage 7,344.

The steamship Highland Corrie, defensively-armed, was torpedoed without warning and sunk by a German submarine four miles south of the Owers lightship in the English Channel on May 16th, 1917. Five lives were lost. The captain was among the survivors.

Passenger Transcript 1915

The first page of the passenger transcript list showing details of the vessel and details for Ada Ogdon (nee Bryan) and Guy Robert Ogdon.

Passenger Transcript Summary 1915

The last page of the passenger transcript showing a summary of British and Alien passengers.

SS Highland Heather

Built 1904 for Nelson Line by Russell & Co, Port Glasgow, she was 6,027 gross tons, length 390ft x beam 52ft (118,87m x 15,98m), one funnel, two masts, single screw, 12 knots. Entered service June 1904, Liverpool - River Plate.

26th Nov.1916 she was damaged by a German torpedo in the Mediterranean but reached port and was repaired. Laid up at Dunston-on-Tyne in 1927, and scrapped at Hayle, Cornwall in 1930.

​Passenger Transcript Header 1921

The first page of the passenger transcript list showing details of the vessel.

Passenger Transcript 1921

The second page of the passenger transcript list showing details for Ada Ogdon (nee Bryan), Guy Robert Ogdon. Donald Ogdon and Charles Ian Ogdon.

Passenger Transcript Summary 1921

The last page of the passenger transcript showing a summary of British and Alien passengers.

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