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Name: THULE
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/02/1892
Completed: 19/05/1892
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 248
Dimensions: 1969grt, 1161nrt, 1442dwt, 282.3 x 37.7 x 15.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (26, 42 & 69 x 48ins), 360nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.0knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
19/05/1892 Angfartygs A/B Thule, Gothenburg
1916 Rederi Svenska Lloyd, Gothenburg
1925 Ernesto Fassio & C Villain, Genoa; renamed FRANCA FASSIO
1929 Company restyled Villain & Fassio
04/10/1940 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 42 x 1st, 24 x 2nd & 20 x 3rd Class passengers
Contract Price 41109; Profit 2256
On the Gothenburg to London service, with summer calls at Harwich
1920: Major overhaul
1921: On the Gothenburg to Newcastle service
1925: Sold for 20,000 & placed on the Genoa to Barcelona service
1935 to 1936: Chartered to Tirrenia Co
04/10/1940: Torpedoed & sunk by British submarine TRITON, 16 miles from Cap Noli


Above photo as THULE courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as FRANCA FASSIO courtesy of Photoship