International Navigation Co
of 27 James Street, Liverpool.
1871 The International Navigation Company of Philadelphia was founded (better known as the Red Star Line).
1872 a Belgian subsidiary was formed at Antwerp and named Societe Anonyme de Navigation Belge-Americaine. They maintained a weekly service beginning 19 January 1873 between Philadelphia and Antwerp.
1886 The Inman Line went into liquidation. Its assets were purchased by the American-owned International Navigation Co, which already owned the American Line and Red Star Line, and the Inman and International Steamship Co was formed.
1893 The International Navigation Company was registered on 13 July.
1893 The shipping activities were restructured. One company, the International Navigation Company of New Jersey would manage ships under the American flag, as well as the Red Star Line; a second company, the International Navigation Company of Liverpool, would manage the ships under the British flag including the four surviving Inman Line ships
1902 the New Jersey company changed its name to International Mercantile Marine Co.
1927 The International Navigation Co., Liverpool was taken over by Frederick Leyland and Co.
1934 due to the economic depression the company ceased trading.
Sources of Information
- The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
- Ships List