italian SS Matteo Renato Imbriani ? [+1918]
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nationality italian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1911
is nickname no
weight (tons) 5882  grt
dimensions 137.4 x 17.4 x 8.23 m
engine triple expansion engine
power 697  n.h.p.
speed 12.5  knots
yard no. 243
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 20/03/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Tecklenborg J. C. - Johannes Carl Tecklenborg A.G. (Abegg, J.S.), Geestemunde
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[1]Ferrovie Dello Stato - Italian Railways
SS Matteo Renato Imbriani ? [+1918]
period 1915 ~ 1918
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[2]Deutsche Australische Dampfschiffs Gesellschaft, Hamburg
SS Albany
period 1911 ~ 1915
about the wreck
depth (m.) 112 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 28/02/2009
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 16/05/2011
[1] Lettens Jan02/04/2011
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Lettens Jan02/04/2011SS Albany, built by J. C. Tecklenborg A.G., Geestemünde in 1911 for the Deutsche-Australische Dampfschiffs Gesellschaft, Hamburg, was an German steamer of 5882 tons.

In 1914 she was interned Syracuse, In 1915, Albany was seized by Italy and transfered to the Ferrovie dello Stato, Genoa. In 1918 she was renamed Matteo Renato Imbriani.

On March 20th, 1918, Matteo Renato Imbriani, on a voyage from Marseille in ballast, was sunk by a mine from the German submarine UC-67 (Karl Neumann), 6 miles southwest from Planier Island.
Allen Tony28/02/2009The German steamship Albany SS was requisitioned by the Italian Government and renamed Matteo Renato Imbriani SS. Subsequently she struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean on March 20th, 1918.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam

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 Tecklenborg J. C. - Johannes Carl Tecklenborg A.G. (Abegg, J.S.), Geestemunde
Founded in 1841 by Jan Simon Abegg and taken over in 1845 by J.C. Tecklenborg
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