Vigoritos To America

List of Vigoritos arriving to US ports 1880-1899*

Note:  this list was compiled from several sources  before the Ship manifests from Ellis Island became available. I have not had a chance to include the Ellis Island data here. One day I'll get to it.  There are many Vigoritos in the Ellis Islands records. To search the Ellis Island database go to


Vigorito Carlo 24 M Loborer


USA Vincenzo Florio Palermo NY 19/4/1883
Vigorita Michele 23 M Merchant ? USA Teutonia Naples NY 15/5/1885
Vigorito Domenico 26 M Porter ? USA Eutella Mediteranean Port NY 19/11/1886
Vigorito Raffe 37 M Peasant ? USA Alesia Naples NY 23/2/1888
Vigoriso Domenico 24 M Laborer ? USA Cachar Naples NY 14/5/1888
Vigorito Giov 30 M Peasant ? USA Burgundia Marsielles &Naples NY 15/5/1889
Vigorito Giov 21 M Peasant ? USA ? Marsielles &Naples NY 15/5/1889
Vigorito Tomo 21 M Peasant ? USA Burgundia Naples NY 15/5/1889
Vigorito S. 28 M Laborer ? USA Australia Naples & Palermo NY 9/5/1891
Vigorito Felice 33 M Peasant ? USA ? Marsielles &Naples NY 1/5/1890
Vigorito Salvatore 35 M Laborer Serino NY Alsatia Gibraltar, Naples, & Palermo NY 3/6/1891
Vigorito Salvatore 58 M Peasant ? UNK Britania Naples NY 2/5/1892
Vigorito Tomaso 34 M Peasant ? UNK Britania Naples NY 2/5/1892
Vigorito Francesca 33 F Peasant ? UNK Britania Naples NY 2/5/1892
Vigorito Elizabetta 0.07 F INFANT ? UNK Britania Naples NY 2/5/1892
Vigorito Salvatore 3 M CHILD ? UNK Britania Naples NY 2/5/1892
Vigorito Carmine 22 M Peasant ? UNK Britania Naples NY 2/5/1892
Vigorita Carmine 22 M Peasant ? UNK Britania Naples NY 2/5/1892
Vigorito Nicola 41 M Laborer ? NY Elysia Naples NY 24/5/1892
Vigorito Francesco 46 M Laborer ? NY Hindoustan Naples NY 6/7/1892
Vigorito Vincenzo 0.07 M INFANT Serino UNK Olympia Naples NY 21/7/1892
Vigorita Salvatore 25 M Laborer Corleto USA Italia Naples & Gibralta NY 20/6/1893
Vigorito ? 35 M ? Paterson, NJ Veendam Rotterdam NY 26/6/1893
Vigorito Salvatore 35 M ? ? Paterson, NJ Werra Genova NY 26/5/1893
Vigorito Angelo 38 M Farmer Serino NY Letimbro Naples NY 24/5/1893
Vigorito Luigi 35 M Laborer Bisaccia Boston Massilia Marsielles &Naples NY 4/4/1894
Vigorito Gennaro 26 M Laborer ? Mexico Nekar Naples NY 4/6/1894
Vigorito Francesco 33 M Laborer ? USA Massilia Naples NY 13/6/1894
Vigorito Francesco 25 M Peasant ? Paterson, NJ Werra Genova, Gibralta, Naples NY 7/10/1895
Vigorito Giuseppe 23 M Laborer ? UNK Patria Marsielles &Naples NY 21/12/1895
Vigorita Assunta 38 F Putter ? UNK

Chateau Yqem

Naples NY 26/5/1896


Francesco-Antonio 29 M ? ? NY EMS Messina, Naples, Palermo NY 12/5/1897



35 F Wife ? NY EMS Messina, Naples, Palermo NY 5/12/1897
Vigorito Salvatore 38 M ? ? Paterson, NJ

Furst Bismarck

Gibraltar & Naples NY 5/5/1897
Vigorita Marie-Carmela 8 F Child ? Paterson, NJ

Furst Bismarck

Gibraltar & Naples NY 5/5/1897


29 M Peasant ? Montclair, NJ S.S. Patria Naples NY 19/9/1920

* Sources:

Italians to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving to US ports 1880-1899, Vols 1-10, Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby and published by Scholarly Resources, Inc.

Family Tree Maker's Family Archives CD #353, Passenger and Immigration Lists: Italians to America (1880-1893), © 1999 BrØderbund Software, Inc.

"Immigrant Ships" Most of the information on immigrant ships listed below come from this site.  (November 1999)



Builder: T. Royden & Sons, Liverpool (engines by G. Forrester & Co, Liverpool) for the French - owned Fabre Line
Launched: June 1882
Description: 2,790 tons
 99,97 x 12,31 meters (328 x 40.4 feet; length x beam)
 straight bow, 1 funnel, 2 masts; iron construction, single screw propulsion
 service speed 12 knots
  accommodation for 18 1st-, and 1,000 3rd-class passengers
Maiden Voyage: 15 October 1883, Marseilles-Leghorn-Tarragona-Bone-Almeria-Malaga-New York
Last Voyage: 17 March 1899, Marseilles-Naples-New York and return
Sold/Scrapped: February 1899, sold; scrapped
Source:  [N.R.P. Bonsor, North Atlantic Seaway, vol. 3, p. 1132].



Builder: 1876 by D & W.Henderson, Glasgow for the Anchor Line
Launched: January 1876
Description:  2,810 gross ton ship, length 356.7ft x beam 36.2ft,
 straight stem, one funnel, three masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 13 knots
 accommodation for 156-cabin class and 538-steerage passengers
Maiden Voyage: 8th Apr.1876 from Glasgow to Moville and New York.
Other Voyages: She started her ninth and last voyage on this route on 10th Mar.1877 and on 16th Jun.1877 commenced
 London - New York sailings.
  She made 39 round voyages on this service, the last starting on 8th Mar.1882 and in Nov.
 1882 sailed from Glasgow for Marseilles,Naples,Palermo and New York.
 Nov.1882 she sailed Glasgow - Liverpool - Bombay
 Apr.1883 she sailed Glasgow - Liverpool - Calcutta.
 1884-1885 she made four Glasgow - New York sailings
 1886 was fitted with triple exPatersonsion engines and her accommodation refitted to carry 156-1st and 1,100-3rd class passengers.
 Between 1882-1901 she made 57 Mediterranean - New York voyages.
Last Voyage: 11th May 1901 when she left Kalamata for Patras, Palermo and New York (arr.11/6).
Sold/Scrapped: On 1st Nov.1901 she was sold to Khedivial Mail and renamed Minieh
 In 1914 was sold to the British Admiralty for use as a blockship.
Source: North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P. Bonsor, vol.1, p.460 Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.9, Anchor Line



Builder: The Anchor Line ship "Australia" was built by Robert Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow (engines by Finnieston Steamship Works, Glasgow) in 1870.
Launched: 20/1/1870
Description:  2,244 gross ton ship
 length 324.6ft x beam 35.2ft, clipper stem, one funnel, three masts (rigged for sail), iron construction,
 single screw and a speed of 12 knots
 passenger accommodation for 128-cabin and 600-steerage class
Maiden Voyage: Glasgow to Moville and New York on 11/3/1870
Other Voyages:  In February 1876 she made a single voyage betweenGlasgow, Mediterranean ports, New York and London
 On 13/5/1876 started London - New York sailings
 In 1877 she was fitted with compound engines by D&W.Henderson and started the last of 33 London - New York voyages
 On 24/3/1881. In 1881 she made 5 London -Halifax - Boston sailings
 1881-1884 she made 8 voyages between Glasgow, Mediterranean, New York and Glasgow
 1882-1883 she made 2 sailings from Glasgow to Liverpool and Bombay
  In 1883 made a single Glasgow - Liverpool - Calcutta voyage.
 1884-1885 she was used for 11 round voyages between London, Halifax and Boston
 1886-1891 made 14 Glasgow - Mediterranean -New York - Glasgow voyages.
Last Voyage: 11/4/1891,  she left Palermo for Naples, New York(arr. 8/5/1891) and Glasgow.
Sold/Scrapped: On 12/5/1892 she was sold to Furness Withy & Co, West Hartlepool, was laid up in 1893 and scrapped the following year.
Source: [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P. Bonsor, vol.1, p.455]
              [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.9, Anchor Line]



Builder: D & W Henderson, Glasgow in 1879 for the British, Anchor Line.
Launched: 21/8/1879 for the Bombay service
Description: 3069 gross tons, length 350ft x beam 38.5ft,
 one funnel, three masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 11 knots.
Maiden Voyage: from Glasgow to Liverpool and Bombay in September 1879.
Other Voyages: Between 1882 and 1904 she was used on the Indian service except on 3/1/1888 when she commenced a voyage from Calcutta - Port Said - New York.
 In 1892 she started her first voyage from Glasgow - Trieste (Dep.22/8/1892), Kalamata - Messina - Naples - New York (arr.11/10/1892).
  Between 1892 and 1897 she made 10 round voyages between the Mediterranean and New York, and in 1901, made two similar voyages.
Last Voyage: She started her last Mediteranean - NY run on 3/5/1901 when she left Marseilles for Genoa, Leghorn, Naples and New York, arriving on 31/5/1901 with 654-3rd class passengers.
Sold/Scrapped: in Bombay on 12/2/1908 and scrapped.
Source:  [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.1, p.463]



Builder: S. & H. Morton & Co., Leith, Scotland n 1882 for the Fabre Line
Description: 2,817 tons
 328 feet long x 40 feet broad;
 straight bow,1 funnel, 2 masts; iron construction, screw propulsion, service speed 11 knots.
Maiden Voyage: 15 February 1883,Marseilles-Catania-Palermo-Naples-Gibraltar-New York
Sold/Scrapped: 12/1/1905, scrapped at Marseilles [Noel Reginald Pixell Bonsor,North Atlantic Seaway]
Source: An Illustrated History of the Passenger Services Linking the Old World with the New (Prescott, Lancashire: T. Stephenson &
               Sons., 1955), pp. 385 and 666].
            Pictured in Michael J. Anuta, Ships of Our Ancestors (Menominee, MI: Ships of Our Ancestors, 1983; reprint
                Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., [1993]), p. 38, courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum



Builder: Chantiers & Ateliers de la Gironde, Bordeaux (engines by Schneider & Cie, Creuzot) in 1883
Launched:  Launched on 17/11/1883 as the "Chateau Yquem" for the French owned Bordeaux Line
Description:  4,035 gross ship
  length 386.5ft x beam 41ft, one funnel, three masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 12 knots.
 Passenger accommodation for 50-1st and 1,200-3rd class.
Maiden Voyage: sailed from Bordeaux  to New York on 30/6/1884.
Other Voyages: On 27/2/1886 she started a single Palermo - Naples - Valencia - New York round voyage
 On 10/5/1887 started a single round voyage from Bordeaux to Naples and New York.
  Her last Bordeaux - New York sailing started on 6/9/1887 and her last Naples - New York on 21/4/1888.
 In the Autumn of 1888 she was chartered to Compagnie Generale Transatlantique (French Line) and sailed between Bordeaux, Havana
 and Vera Cruz. Damaged in collision with the SPatersonish ship "Cristobal Colon" at Havana on 28/1/1889
 on 3/11/1891 was offered for sale at Bordeaux but found no buyer.
 Chartered to the French government in April 1895 and used as a transport for the Madagascar Expedition
  9/10/1896 sailed from Havre to New York
 Sold to the Fabre Line in 1896, she commenced her first Marseilles - Genoa - Leghorn - Naples - New York voyage on 29/3/1897
 On 31/12/1897 she stranded at La Seyne, was refloated and had an extensive refit.
 She resumed Marseilles - New York sailings on 21/1/1899 and started her last Marseilles -Naples - New York voyage on 3/6/1900.
Last Voyage: Marseilles -New York voyage in December 1909 (arr. NY 15/1/1910).
Sold/Scrapped: Sold and scrapped  December 1910 in Italy.
Source: North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P. Bonsor, vol.3, p.1064



Builder: John Elder & Co., Glasgow, for Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd).
Launched: 27 February 1884
Description: 4,730 tons; 130,99 x 14,32 meters (429.8 x 47 feet; length x beam)
 straight bow, 2 funnels, 4 masts; iron construction, screw propulsion, service speed 16 knots;
 accommodation for 125 1st-, 130 2nd-, and 1,000 3rd-class passengers.
Maiden Voyage: 4 June 1884, Bremen-Southampton-New York.
Other Voyages: 1896, masts reduced to two. 14 March 1896, last voyage, Bremen -Southampton-New York.
 16 April 1896, first voyage, Genoa-Naples-New York.
 25 October 1900, last voyage, Genoa-Naples- New York.
 1901, purchased by the Elder Dempster Line and renamed LAKE SIMCOE. 20
 20 August 1901, first voyage, Liverpool-Quebec-Montreal.
 4 March 1903, last voyage, Liverpool-St. John, New Brunswick.
Last Voyage: 18 August 1903, first voyage, chartered by Canadian Pacific, Liverpool-Quebec-Montreal (1 roundtrip voyage).
Sold/Scrapped:  September 1905, sold; scrapped at Genoa
Source:  [Noel Reginald Pixell Bonsor, North Atlantic Seaway; An Illustrated History of the Passenger Services Linking the Old World with
                the New (2nd ed.;Jersey, Channel Islands: Brookside Publications), vol. 2, p. 552]
                  Pictured in Michael J. Anuta, Ships of Our Ancestors (Menominee, MI:Ships of Our Ancestors, 1983), p. 93,
                courtesy of Mystic Seaport Museum, 50 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355-0990  and  in Clas Broder Hansen, Passenger
                 Liners  from Germany, 1816-1990, translated by Edward Force (West Chester, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing,



Builder:  A.G.Vulcan, Stettin for the Hamburg America Line and was laid down as the "Venetia" but launched as the Furst Bismarck.
Launched: 29/11/1890
Description: 8,430 gross ton ship, length 502.6ft x beam 57.6ft
 three funnels, two masts, twin screw and a speed of 19 knots.
 accommodation for 420-1st, 172-2nd and 700-3rd class passengers.
Maiden Voyage:  8/5/1891 from Hamburg to Southampton and New York.
Other Voyages: 27/3/1894 her first voyage from Genoa to Naples and New York and continued
        this service during the winter months until commencing her last Naples - New York voyage on 26/1/1902.
 Her last Hamburg-Southampton - New York voyage was on 5/11/1903.
Sold/Scrapped: Sold to Russia in 1904, converted to an auxiliary cruiser and renamed "Don".
 In 1906 she went to the Russian Volunteer Fleet, was renamed "Moskva"
 13/5/1907 she ran between Libau, Rotterdam and New York (4 times)
 1913 was sold to the Austrian Navy who renamed her "Gaea" and used her as a depot ship.
 Seized by Italy at the end of the Great War, she was rebuilt and renamed "San Giusto" for the Cosulich Line.



Builder: Built by Robert Duncan & Co. of Port Glasgow in 1872 for Henderson Bros. which later became the Anchor Line.
Launched: On July 24, 1872
Description: An iron built vessel of 2245 gross tons, length 306ft x beam 34.4ft, one funnel, three masts, single screw and a speed of 11 knots.She had accommodations for 130-1st class and 700-3rd class passengers.

Maiden Voyage: Her maiden voyage was from Glasgow to Marseilles, Genoa, Naples, Messina, New York and Glasgow in December 1872.
Other Voyages: After two voyages, she was transferred to the Glasgow - New York [direct] service for ten trips commencing 2/7/1873 In Sept.1874 she resumed the Glasgow - Mediterranean - NY - Glasgow service.After eight voyages she transferred to the London - NY run for one voyage commencing 22/1/1877 . From 1877-1880 was used on theGlasgow - Bombay run. In 1880-1881 she did two trips from Glasgow - Mediterranean - New York On 25/5/1881 commenced running from Barrow - Dublin - New York. Her last voyage on this service on began 26/10/1881 and after four trips and was transferred to the Glasgow - Liverpool - Bombay run for three voyages between 1881-83.From 1883 to 1897 she ran on the Mediterranean - New York service and on 31/3/1897 left Genoa for Naples and New York on her last voyage arriving on 6/5/1897.

Sold/Scrapped: On 24/2/1898 she went to the scrapyard in Italy.



Builder: Built in 1891 by Gourlay Bros. & Co. of Dundee, Scotland for the Fabre Line of Marseilles
Description: 2965 gross ton vessel, length 340ft x beam 41.2ft, one funnel, two masts, single screw and a speed of 11 knots
 There was accommodation for a limited number of first class and 1,250-3rd class passengers

Maiden Voyage: She made her maiden voyage on 1/5/1891 between Marseilles - Naples - New York
Other Voyages: In 1906 she was transferred to the Italian flag and ran between Marseilles - Almeria - NY
 In 1908 she returned to the French flag but continued the Marseilles - Almeria - NY
 NOTE: The was another ship named Massilia owned by the Anchor Line vessel (  maiden voyage in 1902)
Sold/Scrapped: Her last voyage in 1910 and was sold and scrapped in Italy in 1911



Builder: Built by Charles Connell & Co, Glasgow for the Anchor Line of Glasgow

Launched: 16/11/1871
Description: A 2,051 gross ton ship. length 307.1ft x beam 34.6ft, one funnel, three masts rigged for sail,
 iron construction, single screw and a speed of 11 knots.

Maiden Voyage: To Liverpool, Halifax and St.John NB. in April 1872.
Other Voyages:  11 round trip voyages on Glasgow - New York run from 29/5/1872 to  22/8/1874.
 In Oct.1872 she started her first Glasgow - Mediterranean - New York - Glasgow runs
 Between 1873-5 also made two London - Halifax - St.John NB - New York runs
 Between 1874 and 1897 she completed 61 Glasgow - Mediterranean - New York - Glasgow runs as well as 2 Glasgow - Liverpool - Halifax - St.John NB voyages.
 Between 1877 and 1882 she made 7 Glasgow - Liverpool - Bombay runs.
 # trips on the Barrow-Dublin-New York runs, the first on 13/5/1881 and the last starting on 20/8/1881
 March 1890 she sailed Mediterranean - New York direct
 On 21/2/1897 sailed from Leghorn on her final voyage to Naples and New York (arr.24/3/1897)
Sold/Scrapped:  Feb.1898 she was scrapped in France


PATRIA (previously named RUGIA)

Builder: Built for the Hamburg-America Line by AG Vulcan, Stettin (ship #114),
 She was the first ocean going passenger vessel built in Germany
Launched: Launched on 29/7/1882
Description: 3467 tons; 107,19 x 13,07 meters (length x breadth); straight stem, 1 funnel, 3 masts; steel construction, single screw
  propulsion, compound engines,service speed 12 knots; accommodation for 96 passengers in 1st class and 1,100 in steerage; crew of 90

Maiden Voyage: From Hamburg to Havre and New York on 22/11/1882
Other Voyages: Her last voyage on the Hamburg to Havre and New York route was  on 29/7/1894
 Transferred to the Naples - New York service on 8/9/1894. Her second and last voyage on this run began 27/10/1894
 Given to Harland & Wolff, Belfast, in part payment for the PENNSYLVANIA; sold to the Fabre Line, and renamed PATRIA
 in part payment for the PENNSYLVANIA; sold to the Fabre Line, and renamed PATRIA
  She was rebuilt to 4,053 tons and on 28/11/1895 began sailings from Marseilles to Naples and New York.
 On 17/2/1903 she commenced sailing under the Italian flag on the same route and commenced her last voyage on 23/4/1905 when she left Marseilles for New York
Sold/Scrapped: Dec.1905 she was sold and scrapped the following year at Marseilles.
Source: North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.1,p.393



Builder: Built by Harland and Wolff, Belfast in 1873 for White Star Line as the "Baltic".
Launched: ?
Description: 3707 gross tons,  420 feet long and 40 feet in beam. An iron hulled four master, onefunnel and a single screw. Top speed was 14 knots.
 150 passengers in first class, 60 in second and 800 in third class

Maiden Voyage: ?
Other Voyages: 10 years on a Holland-America route
Sold/Scrapped: she sank at sea after hitting a derelict on Feb 6, 1898.



Builder: Built in 1880 by A. Stephens & Sons, Glasgow for I & V Florio of Palermo.

Launched: March 29, 1880.
Description: She was a 2840 gross ton vessel, length 352.1ft x beam 38.1ft, clipper stem, one funnel, three masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 12 knots. There was accommodation for 20-1st, 24-2nd and 500-3rd class passengers.

Maiden Voyage: From Catania to Messina, Palermo and New York on May 22, 1880.
Other Voyages: She made six round voyages, commencing her last trip from Palermo to New York on May 24, 1881. In 1881, Florio and Rubattino of Genoa amalgamated to form the Navigazione Generale Italiana. The "Vincenzo Florio" made her first voyage for the new company, from Palermo to Malaga and New York on September 18, 1881. On December 5, 1884 she left Naples on her last voyage for Palermo In 1885 she carried out transport duties to Eritrea and was then transferred to the South America service. On May 21,.1900 she returned to the Genoa - Naples - New York service and after making 29 round voyages, left Genoa on her last trip on March 4,1906. In 1910 she was sold to Soc. Nazionale di Servizi Marittimi, and in 1913 resold to Sitmar Line. A picture of this ship can be found in North Atlantic Seaway by NRP Bonsor, vol.3 p.990.
She was scrapped in 1923.



Builder: Built in 1882 by John Elder & Co, Glasgow for Norddeutscher Lloyd [North German Lloyd]

Launched:  4/7/1882
4817 gross ton vessel;  length 433.1ft x beam 45.9ft, two funnels, four masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 16 knots. Accomodations were: 125-1st, 130-2nd and 1,000-3rd class passengers.

Maiden Voyage: Bremen to Southampton and New York on 12/10/1882
Other Voyages: 
9/11/189 began her last voyage on the Bremen-Southampton-New York route
 Genoa - New York run from  4/1/1892 to  10/11/1898. In 1899 chartered to the Spanish company, Cie Trasatlantica who used her to repatriate Spanish troops.
On 24/9/1899 she started the Bremen - Southampton - New York - Naples - Genoa service until commencing her last voyage on 28/8/1901
September of 1901, she was scrapped at Genoa


Last Updated February 29, 2000