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Name: SAN GENNARO
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/10/1915
Completed: 07/1917
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 843
Dimensions: 12003grt, 6058nrt, 518.0 x 64.0 x 24.2ft
Engines: 2 x Q4cyl (28.5, 40, 57 & 80 x 51ins), 1826nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 16.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number:
History:
07/1917 Shipping Controller, British Government (Cunard Line, managers)
1921 Nav Generale Italiana, Genoa; renamed COLOMBO
1932 Italia Line
1937 Lloyd Triestino
08/04/1941 Sank
Comments: 21/10/1915: Launched for Sicula-Americana Soc di Navigazione, Messina
(Pierce Bros, managers, Trieste) and laid up after launch
07/1917: Completed as a cargo ship without furnished accommodation
1919: Returned to Palmers for completion
1921: Passenger berths added
08/04/1941: Scuttled at Massawa, Eritrea
1949: Wreck broken up in situ


Photos as COLOMBO