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Name: GIOVANNI BATTISTA LAVARELLO
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/10/1886
Completed: 30/11/1886
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 211
Dimensions: 1861grt, 1216nrt, 1460dwt, 270.0 x 34.3 x 17.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 37 & 62 x 42ins), 249nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.9knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
30/11/1886 Soc di Nav Italia Fratelli Lavarello, Genoa
1891 La Veloce Linea di Nav a vap,Genoa; renamed LAS PALMAS
1905 Navigazione Generale Italiana; renamed JONIO
04/11/1915 Sank
Comments: Contract Price 24200, Profit 87-16s-10d
Accommodation for 24 x 3rd Class passengers & 1000 x emigrants
On a route from Genoa to Montevideo & Buenos Aires
04/11/1915: Sunk by gunfire from U-Boat U38 off Cape Ivi, Algeria