SS Italia (1904)

SS Italia was an ocean liner launched in 1904; built by the Cie. Française de Navigation et de Construction Naval in Nantes.

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"Postcard of the SS Italia"
History
NameSS Italia
BuilderCie. Française de Navigation et de Construction Naval, Nantes
Launched1904
Maiden voyage1904
In service1904 to 1917
FateSunk in 1917

During World War I it was operated by the French Navy as an armed boarding steamer of 1,305 tons. On May 30, 1917, the SS Italia was torpedoed and sunk by the Austro-Hungarian Navy submarine U-4 (Captain Rudolf Singule) in the Mediterranean Sea 46 miles southeast of Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy.[1]

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