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Name: MASSIS
Type: Tanker
Launched: 25/08/1914
Completed: 10/1914
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 865
Dimensions: 5029grt, 2769nrt, 385.2 x 50.3 x 30.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (25.5, 42 & 70 x 48ins), 425nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 136712
History:
10/1914 Massis Oil Transport Co Ltd (F Gilbert), London
1924 Soc Anon Les Pétroles d'Outremer, Dunkerque
02/05/1941 Seized by Italian Government
1941 Government of Italy - Navy (SA Cooperativa di Nav 'Garibaldi', Genoa)
1941 Renamed SATURNO
20/01/1943 Sank
Comments: 20/01/1943: Sank under tow after being bombed by British
aircraft near Plana Island in position 37.16N - 10.28E.