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Name: ASIA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched 02/04/1870
Completed: 20/06/1870
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune, Low Walker
Yard Number: 64
Dimensions: 1264grt, 860nrt, 258.4 x 31.4 x 16.1ft
Engines: C2cyl (30 & 60 x 36ins), 140nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.4knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a
History:
1870 R Rubattino & Co, Genoa
1880 Soc per la Nav a Vapore Raffaele Rubattino & Co, Genoa
1881 Navigazione Generale Italiana, Genoa
1910 Soc Anonima Nazionale di Servizi Marittimi, Genoa; renamed LOMBARDO
1913 Societa Marittima Italiana, Genoa
1923 Soc di Nav Italia, Genoa
1926 Soc Italiana di Nav Floro, Palermo
23/02/1928 Wrecked
Comments Accommodation for 54 x 1st, 46 x 2nd Class passengers & 50 x emigrants
Contract price 26,400; Profit 710-10s-6d
23/02/1928: Wrecked at Derna, Libya
On a voyage from Bengazi to Tobruk carrying general cargo