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Name: ITALIA
Type: Cargo ship
Launched: 23/08/1888
Completed: 09/1888
Builder: William Dobson & Co
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 26
Dimensions: 896grt, 448nrt, 195.1 x 28.0 x 13.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (15, 23 & 40 x 30ins), 88nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a
History:
09/1888 JL Mowinckel, Bergen
1890 Sprague & Reed, Boston; renamed ELIHU THOMPSON
1898 DR Campbell & Son, Bangor, Maine
1900 CP Richardson, Tacoma
1906 Pacific Cold Storage Co, Tacoma
1919 North Pacific Sea Products Co, Seattle
1921 JF Mould & Co, Callao; renamed ROSITA
1937 Expreso Maritimo SA (Carlos Mould), Callao
1956 Lost
Comments: 11/04/1890: Wrecked on west coast of the Watlings Islands on a voyage from
New York to St Annís Bay, Jamaica, set on fire by native wreckers.
13/05/1890: Refloated and towed to New York for repairs
1956: Reported lost off Peru (but not deleted from LR until 1972)


Above photo as ELIHU THOMPSON copyright of University of Washington Libaries

Above photo as ELIHU THOMPSON copyright of University of Washington Libaries