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Name: EL KANTARA
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 08/03/1932
Completed: 04/1932
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1418
Dimensions: 5079grt, 2317nrt, 381.7 x 53.8 x 23.4ft
Engines: 6 x steam turbines
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: n/a
History:
04/1932 Cie de Navigation Mixte, Marseille
09/1939 Government of France
09/01/1943 Government of Italy
1943 Government of Italy ("Adriatica" SA di Navigazione), Venice
1943 Renamed AQUINO
23/04/1943 Sank
Comments: 1939: Requisitioned by the French Navy as an auxiliary cruiser X16
09/01/1943: Seized by German forces at Marseille, handed to Italian Government
23/04/1943: Bombed & sunk 34 miles NW of Marettimo
On a voyage from Livorno to Tunis


Above photo as EL KANTARA courtesy of Photoship