decks for "Delta Line"
(Mississippi Shipping Co.)
New Orleans,

1. WWPCM03519/01: by "Brown&Bigelow"


d03519j01 d03519r01b d03519r01 box box

d03519j02 d03519j02b d03519sA d03519r02a d03519r02b

2. WWPCM03519/02: by "USPCC"

edition 1929 d03519j03 d03519sA r03box d03519r03a d03519r03b
edition 1963 joker ? d03519sA3 r06extra d03519r06a d03519r06b d03519r06c
d04187j02 d04187sA06 d03519r04a d03519r04b d03519r04c d03519r04d

3. WWPCM03519/03: unknown editions

d03519r07 d03519r07b d03519r08 d03519r08b
d03519r05c d03519r05a d03519r05b d03519r09a d03519r09b
Service from Gulf of Mexico and east coast of South America; originally established by coffee merchants to ship Brazilian produce directly to the Mississippi Valley through New Orleans, bypassing New York. Officially the Mississippi Shipping Company until 1962, but was already known unofficially as the Delta Line long before that. The line's management failed to buy container vessels in the 1970s, lost so much money that its owners (by then the Holiday Inn Corporation) sold out to Crowley Maritime, the largest US barge and tug operator, in 1982. Crowley tried to modernize the fleet, but decided to cut its losses by selling Delta to United States Lines in 1985, which subsumed Delta's ships into its own fleet before going bankrupt in 1986. Flag green with a yellow Greek letter delta (a triangle). In 1949, Delta owned 14 ships, with a total of 98,000 grt.