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The State Line ran a service between Glasgow and Liverpool to New Oreleans in 1872. A New York service was started in April, 1873. The first general agent in Norway was M. R. Raffel. The 1873 authorization was to convey emigrants by the State Line steamship to New York and New Orleans. In 1874 J. Krantz was appointed general agent, and was authorized to convey emigrants via Hull and Glasgow to New York and New Orleans, and from there to the final destination in America.

On May 30th, 1891 the authorization for the State Line (then held by M. R. Raffel) was withdrawn, after the company had encountered financial difficulty and was purchased by the Allan Line. The ships and service were from then operated under the name of Allan & State Line.

Fleet list:
 TypeName of ship  SortYear Built   SortConstruction Shipyard   SortTonnage (burthen)   Sort
  S/SMicado1873 Aitken & Mansel 3 034 gross 
  S/SPennsylvania1873 London & Glasgow Co. Ltd. 2 472 gross 
  S/SState of Alabama1873 Thomas Wingate & Co. 2 313 gross 
  S/SState of Florida1874 London & Glasgow Co. Ltd. 3 138 gross 
  S/SState of Georgia1873 London & Glasgow Co. Ltd. 2 490 gross 
  S/SState of Indiana1874 Thomas Wingate & Co. 2 528 gross 
  S/SState of Louisiana1872 Thomas Wingate & Co. 1 869 gross 
  S/SState of Nebraska1880 London & Glasgow Co. Ltd. 3 986 gross 
  S/SState of Nevada1874 London & Glasgow Co. Ltd. 2 488 gross 
  S/SState of Pennsylvania1873 London & Glasgow Co. Ltd. 2 472 gross 
  S/SState of Virginia1873 London & Glasgow Co. Ltd. 2 473 gross 

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Some companies may have had additional ships in their fleets to those mentioned above. They might not have been included if the ships were not engaged in the conveyance of emigrants. Some ships mentioned in the fleet lists may have been chartered from other companies, see the ship's description and history for more details.

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Articles about selected ships ships and special events in their history. Descriptions of some of the great maritime disasters involving emigrant ships, like the wrecking of the steamer Atlantic of the White Star Line, sinking of the ocean liner Empress of Ireland and the Thingvalla line steamer Norge disaster. Check this section if you have an interest in shipwrecks.
This section contains articles describing the transatlantic voyage, the condition of the steerage accommodations and the experience of an ocean travel on an emigrant ship. You will find in-depth studies concerning the emigration process, statistics and facts, and information about the immigration processing centers line Castle Garden and Ellis Island.
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