italian SS California [+1941]
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general
nationality italian
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam
date built 1920
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 12767  grt
dimensions 164.3 x 19.5 x 13.4 m
engine Steam turbines
power 1458  n.h.p.
speed 13  knots
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 11/08/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Scott Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. - John & Robert Scott, Greenock
last owner
[1]Italian Government
SS California [+1941]
period 1940 ~ 1941
prev. owners
[2]Lloyd Triestino, Trieste
SS California
period 1937 ~ 1940
[3]Navigazione Libera Triestina Soc. Anon, Trieste
SS California
period 1920 ~ 1937
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 9 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 17/04/2008
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last update 18/12/2013
 
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Allen Tony17/04/2008California SS was an Italian Passenger/Cargo Vessel built in 1920 by Scotts, Greenock for the Cunard Steamship Company as the ALBANIA SS. She was powered by geared turbines by Brown-Curtis, twin screw, 6,800shp giving 13 knots. In 1930 she was purchased by Nav. Libera Triestina and became a Hospital Ship.

In 1937 she was purchased by the Italian State (managed by Lloyd Triestino). On the 11th August 1941 she was torpedoed and sunk by British aircraft torpedoes at Syracuse Harbour.
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 Stuart Cameron, clydesite.co.uk


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