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Name: CHAMA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/01/1905
Completed: 04/1905
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 781
Dimensions: 3152grt, 1827nrt, 350.4 x 48.3 x 20.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 42 & 70 x 45ins), 478nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 120508
History:
04/1905 African Steamship Co Ltd (Elder, Dempster & Co), Liverpool
1930 Raffaele Rizzuto di Francesco, Naples; renamed ASSUNZIONE
1933 Cia Genovese di Nav a Vap, SA, Genoa; renamed CAPO ARMA
29/05/1942 Sank
Comments: 29/05/1942: Torpedoed and sunk by submarine HMS TURBULENT
70 miles NNW of Bengazi at position 33.15N - 19.25E
On a voyage from Taranto to Bengazi with a cargo of munitions


Above photo as CHAMA courtesy of Photoship