italian SS Provvidenza (Providenza) (+1940)
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nationality italian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1913
is nickname no
weight (tons) 6550  grt
dimensions 143.3 x 17.7 x 8.7 m
material steel
engine 1 triple expansion engine
power 723  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
yard no. 453
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cause lost torpedo
date lost 22/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Doxford W. & Sons - William Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland
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Doxford W. & Sons - William Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland
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[1]Fratelli Rizzuto, Genoa
SS Provvidenza (Providenza) (+1940)
period 1932 ~ 1940
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[2]Nederlandsche-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Mij. N. V. (NASM, Holland-Amerika Line, HAL), Rotterdam
SS Noorderdijk
period 1919 ~ 1932
[3]Roland Linie - Globus Reederei, Bremen
SS Gernis
period 1914 ~ 1919
[4]Harrison J. & C. Ltd., London
SS Harlow
period 1913 ~ 1914
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entered 29/06/2011
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last update 25/01/2012
Lettens Jan18/12/2011
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remarksCalculated as '3.5 mile W [270°] from ITALY, Punta Imperatore'.
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Lettens Jan18/12/2011On september 22nd, 1940 Providenza was torpedoed in the Adriatic, off Istria by the British submarine HMS Twart, 3,5 miles West of Punta Imperatore, Ischia Island.
Allen Tony29/06/2011Provvidenza SS was an Italian cargo steamer of 6,550 grt. On the 22nd September 1940 she was torpedoed and sunk when 3nm off Punta Imperatore, Ischia.
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 Doxford W. & Sons - William Doxford & Sons Ltd., Sunderland
William Doxford and Sons began in 1840 at Cox Green. William Doxford and Sons Ltd, often referred to simply as Doxford, was established in 1857 by William Doxford. From 1870 they were based in Pallion, Sunderland, on the River Wear in Northeast England. In 1904 the East Yard was built, and the 3 extra berths helped Doxford’s to win the blue riband in 1904 and 1907 for the highest production rate in the world.
The East Yard was rebuilt as a state of the art covered shipyard, which opened in 1976. Doxford’s joined Thompson’s, Laings and Greenwell’s in 1961 to form the Doxford and Sunderland Shipbuilding and Engineering Group. The Group was taken over in 1973 and re-named Sunderland Shipbuilders Ltd. It merged with Austin and Pickersgill’s in 1986, and closed in 1988.

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