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Name: SAGA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/04/1909
Completed: 06/1909
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 812
Dimensions: 2809grt, 1684nrt, 322.4 x 46.2 x 19.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (28, 46 & 75 x 48ins), 500nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
06/1909 Angfartygs A/B Thule (Th Willerding), Gothenburg
1919 Rederi A/B Svenska Lloyd, Gothenburg
1929 Cie Générale Transatlantique, Marseille; renamed MAYENNE
1942 Governnment of Italy ('Adriatica' SA di Navigazione); renamed FABRIANO
11/04/1943 Sank
Comments: 15/12/1942: Seized by Germany at Marseille and handed to Italy
11/04/1943: Sank after an aerial torpedo attack 6 miles from
Capo Gallo, Palermo on passage from Naples to Tunis in convoy


Above photo courtesy of Photoship