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Naples, Italy Passenger Lists 1894-1954

Naples, Italy Showing the Harbor circa 1906.

Naples, Italy Showing the Harbor circa 1906. GGA Image ID # 1766ff04b6

Naples is the capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy. The port of Naples is one of the most important in Europe and has the world's second-highest passenger flow level, after the port of Hong Kong.

Passenger Lists Calling at the Port of Naples, Italy.


North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd (1890s)


Cunard Line (1900s)


Dominion Line (1900s)


Hamburg American Line / Hamburg Amerika Linie (HAPAG) (1900s)


North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd (1900s)


White Star Line (1900s)


Cunard Line (1910s)


Fabre Line (1910s)


North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd (1910s)


White Star Line (1910s)


Anchor Steamship Line (1920s)


Italian Steamship Lines (1920s)


Fabre Line (1920s)


White Star Line (1920s)


American Export Lines (1930s)


Italian Steamship Lines (1930s)


White Star Line (1930s)


Italian Steamship Lines (1940s)


American Export Lines (1950s)


Italian Steamship Lines (1950s)


Note: Typically, only the origination and final destination ports are listed in each link. Other intermediary ports of call are not listed.

The Port of Naples, Italy.

The Port of Naples, Italy. Supplement to The Standard, 18 December 1912. GGA Image ID # 1d427612ff

During the early 20th century, efforts to industrialize the city were likewise hampered by administrative corruption and a lack of infrastructure. Facing a slumping economy, many poorer Neapolitans emigrated northwards or headed overseas to the United States and Argentina.

Naples and Genoa have all the natural advantages required for navigation by the largest vessels. Still, at each, the volume of trade has mostly outgrown facilities for handling goods.

Furthermore, this is true as regards merchandise for transportation by both the railroad and ocean lines. There are few piers at Naples at which vessels may discharge and load cargo, warehouses for safe storage are inadequate in number and limited in capacity, mechanical agencies for handling cargo are insufficient, and the manual force employed is not entirely efficient.

These deficiencies are augmented because Naples is simply a port of call, vessels touching there remaining, as a rule, no longer than twenty-four hours to discharge or take on passengers and cargo.

On the westward voyage, exigencies frequently arise, which shorten the stay at Naples. In such cases, vessels proceed to Genoa with cargo that the steamship lines could not discharge at the former port.

Emigrantion Through the Port of Naples (1911)

Naples has led all European ports in the number of emigrants embarking on the United States in recent years. At the time of the committee's visit, 12 steamship companies, including the White Star and North German Lloyd. Navigazione Generale Italiana. La Veloce, Fabre, Lloyd-Italiano, Hamburg-American, Anchor, Lloyd-Sabaudo, Spanish, Sicula-Americano, and the Prince lines carried immigrants from this port.

The above lines are mentioned in the order of their importance as emigrant carriers at the time under consideration. Emigrants arriving in Naples are quartered in boarding houses, which are under the supervision of the Government.

Sanitary officers and emigration officials frequently examine them. Steamship companies are required to board emigrants for one day before sailing. If a departure is delayed, they must maintain them until the ship sails and pay each 2 lire (40 cents) a day as damages for his detention.

The medical examination of emigrants at Naples takes place in the Capitaneria, a large building on the waterfront, just before the sailing of the ship. Emigrants pass in line before two United States Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service surgeons, one of whom examines for trachoma and the other for favus and other defects.

The inspection is made in the presence of the Italian emigration commission, representatives of the police department, and detail of carabinieri reali, or military police. Usually, there also present the ship's doctor, a doctor of the port, the Italian naval surgeon, who represents the Government on all ships taking emigrants from Italian ports, and an inspector of emigration.

Persons rejected by the United States medical officers are immediately removed from the enclosure. Persons not rejected pass before a police officer, who examines their passports. If this is satisfactory, the emigrant then goes aboard a lighter and is carried to the ship.

At the vessel's gangway, emigrants are met by police officers and a representative of the United States medical officials, who sees that inspection cards are appropriately stamped. Baggage labeled to indicate that it has passed the sanitary inspectors. Knives are also taken from the emigrants at this time by the police.

If everything is satisfactory, the seal of the United States Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service is stamped on the inspection card. After passing the first group of inspectors, emigrants are again examined for trachoma and favus by the ship's doctor.

This supplementary medical visit on this ship was inaugurated at the request of the United States medical officer in charge to prevent substitution, which, previously, had been quite common.

The United States officers at Naples take no part in examining second-class passengers, except that occasionally their advice is sought concerning questionable cases. A physician examines the second-class passengers employed expressly by the steamship companies, in conjunction with and under the supervision of the Italian emigration commission.

In addition to the medical examination, the United States Public Health and Marine-Hospital surgeon in charge at Naples has complete control of the inspection and disinfection of emigrant baggage. This is done in a well-equipped plant near the emigrant station. At the time of the committee's visit, The Port of Naples employed one inspector and seven assistant inspectors. These men were under the control of the Marine-Hospital surgeon, acting officially as a quarantine officer, and the steamship companies bore the expense.

Emigrants are required to be vaccinated before embarking at Naples. This was done in a station near the place of embarkation at the expense of the steamship companies but under the supervision of the United States medical officers.

American consular officers have no part in examining emigrants at Naples, the usual consular function being delegated to the Marine-Hospital officer in charge. The consul, however, signs the bill of health in conjunction with the medical officer.


"Naples," in Emigration Condition in Europe, Reports of the United States Immigration Commission, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1911, p. 115-117.


Sailing Schedules


White Star Line Mediterranean Service from 6 July 1905 to 16 April 1906.

White Star Line Mediterranean Service from 6 July 1905 to 16 April 1906. Ships Include the Canopic, Celtic, Cretic, Republic, and Romanic. Ports Include New York, Boston, Azores, Gibraltar, Algiers, Naples, Genoa, and Alexandria. Will Call at Palermo and Almeria on some voyages. RMS Majestic Passenger List, 30 August 1905. GGA Image ID # 1dd4405a37. Click to View Larger Image.


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