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Argentine State Line Argentina was the only South American country to operate long distance intercontinental ocean liners, although always with ships of moderate size and speed. The Rio de la Plata, Rio Jachal and Rio Tunuyan held down the 41 day round trip from Buenos Aires to New York outbound via Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Trinidad and La Guaira (Caracas), with the homeward voyage stopping in Rio de Janeiro, Santos and Montevideo.

The spacious facilities were designed to compete with Moore-McCormack Lines' popular "Good Neighbor Trio" built in the 1930s. Argentine State Line The air-conditioned accommodations included large staterooms with private or semi-private bath, a main lounge, smoking room bar, library, dining room and a tiled swimming pool and lido.

In 1962, Rio Jachal suffered a serious fire dockside in New York and was withdrawn. The other two ships were soon reconfigured to carry 372 Tourist class passengers and placed on the Buenos Aires to Northern Europe service.

"Once you're aboard one of the modern 'Rio' vessels, you will find that reality surpasses your expectations ... you are surrounded by Latin American warmth and hospitality, so characteristic of the Argentine."

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Rio de la Plata - 1950 - Argentine State Line
Rio de la Plata Argentine State Line
Built: 1950 by Ansaldo, Sestri Ponente, Italy
Gross tons: 11317 Length: 550ft (168m) Speed: 18.5kn
Width: 65ft (20m) Depth: 26ft (8m) Power: 18400 bhp
Propulsion: Diesel twin screw
Passengers: 116 First
End of service: Rerouted 1963; laid up 1964
 

Rio Jachal - 1950 - Argentine State Line
Rio Jachal Argentine State Line
Built: 1950 by Ansaldo, Sestri Ponente, Italy
Gross tons: 11342 Length: 550ft (168m) Speed: 18.5kn
Width: 65ft (20m) Depth: 26ft (8m) Power: 18400 bhp
Propulsion: Diesel twin screw
Passengers: 116 First
End of service: Laid up 1962
 

Rio Tunuyan - 1951 - Argentine State Line
Rio Tunuyan Argentine State Line
Built: 1951 by Ansaldo, Sestri Ponente, Italy
Gross tons: 11317 Length: 550ft (168m) Speed: 18.5kn
Width: 65ft (20m) Depth: 26ft (8m) Power: 18400 bhp
Propulsion: Diesel twin screw
Passengers: 116 First
End of service: Rerouted 1963; laid up 1972