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Name: PRÉSIDENT DAL PIAZ
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 26/01/1929
Completed: 05/1929
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1294
Dimensions: 4866grt, 3116nrt, 363.0 x 52.8 x 27.0ft
Engines: 6 x steam turbines
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: n/a
History:
05/1929 Cie Générale Transatlantique, Marseille
22/02/1943 Government of Italy ("Italia" SA di Nav, Genoa); renamed MELFI
09/1943 Under German Government control
02/1944 Cie Générale Transatlantique, Marseille
02/1944 Renamed PRÉSIDENT DAL PIAZ
26/06/1944 Scuttled
Comments: 22/02/1943: Seized by German forces at Marseille, handed to Italy
26/06/1944: Scuttled by German forces as a blockship at Cassis
Subsequently broken up in situ


Above photos as PRÉSIDENT DAL PIAZ courtesy of Photoship