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From: E.Finch.< >
Subject: Re: Polchevera from Naples Italy
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 15:19:13 -0000
You nearly got it right, it's the "Polcevera"
The "Polcevera" was a 2,239 gross ton ship, built in 1882 by Blackwood &
Gordon, Port Glasgow. Her details were - length 299.2ft x beam 37.2ft, one
funnel, two masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 11 knots.
There was accommodation for 20-1st and 500-3rd class passengers.
Launched on 15/11/1882 for Raggio, she came under the ownership of
Navigazione Generale Italiana in 1885 and commenced her first voyage for
them from Palermo to Boston and New York on 24/6/1885. On 8/10/1891 she
sailed on her last voyage from Girgenti to Catania, Messina and New York (5
Round voyages). She then went to the Soc. Nazionale di Servizi Marittimi in
1910 and to Sicilia in 1913. On 26/10/1916 she was torpedoed and sunk by a
submarine off Marettino Island, Sicily.
I have no record of her sailing from Naples - it appears to be from Sicily.
Buxton, Norfolk, UK.
Researching:- Family names: FINCH, ING.
both in Buckinghamshire or Middlesex, England.