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Eagle Line

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c.1851 The Eagle shipping line, sailing clippers from Liverpool to Australia, was established.[1]House of Commons</ref>

Agents were Gibbs, Bright and Co

1855 Commissioned construction of the Royal Charter

1864 White Star Line merged with the Black Ball and Eagle Lines to form a conglomerate called the Liverpool, Melbourne and Oriental Steam Navigation Company Ltd (or Australian and Eastern Navigation Company). [2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Reports from the Select Committee on the Passenger Acts, 1851
  2. The Age of Cunard: A Transatlantic History 1839-2003