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Name: NEWONA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/07/1909
Completed: 08/1909
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 841
Dimensions: 2179grt, 1233nrt, 250.3 x 43.0 x 22.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (20.5, 33 & 54 x 36ins), 175nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 125470
History:
08/1909 Canada Atlantic Transit Co Ltd, Newcastle & Montreal
1915 Fraser, Brace & Co Ltd, Montreal
1917 Fraser, Brace & Clark Ltd, Montreal
1927 Managers Chas Kurz & Co Inc, Philadelphia
1928 SA Imprese Navali ed Affini (G Calzavara), Venice; renamed NEVONA
1932 Cia Industrie Marittime Affini Roma, Venice
1934 Soc Italiana Petroliere d’Oriente (G Castaldi), Venice & Rhodes
1939 “Fassio” SA di Navigazione, Genoa; renamed GEORGIA FASSIO
1939 Renamed PICCI FASSIO
02/09/1942 Sank
Comments: 1924: Converted to a tanker
02/09/1942: Sank after being bombed and torpedoed in an air attack
30 miles north of Derna on a voyage from Suda Bay to Tobruk


Above photo as NEWONA courtesy of Photoship