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Photographer:Rik [View profile]Title:VULCANIA and SATURNIAAdded:Sep 06, 2007
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Photo Category: Passenger Vessels
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VULCANIA (foreground) & SATURNIA (background)
Cruise ships used by the Italians as Hospital Ships during WW2.
(Thanks to all who identified them)
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john ferrary on Jun 14, 2009 17:34 (5 years ago)
the place taken is gibraltar, i know because i live there
kgvm on Sep 07, 2007 07:50 (6 years ago)
Better a bad picture than no picture at all :-D
Old black and white photos are always of interest, not only for me - take a look at the number of views, generally they reach a top ranking!
Rik on Sep 06, 2007 21:15 (6 years ago)
Many thanks for your info. I'll mark her as VULCANIA.
I can post the others if you wish. They are a mish-mash of naval pix, all 3" x 2" in size, so the quality is not excellent.
kgvm on Sep 05, 2007 13:12 (6 years ago)
The nationality flags painted on the hulls are unusual for hospital ships, but they show the picture was taken while the two ships are on one of their voyages to carry home settlers and their families from Italian Somalia and Abessinia to Italia. They had to travel around the Cape of Good Hope to make sure the ships weren't used for an attempt to block the Suez channel.
If I see correctly, the ship in the background has a slightly slanted funnel cap. If so, the ship in the foreground is "Vulcania" and "Saturnia" in the background.
But I confess, I have no idea at what place the picture was taken, may well be outside the Mediterranean.
Rik, do you like to post the other pictures, too, at least if they are shipping related??
Rik on Sep 05, 2007 07:09 (6 years ago)
Many thanks for narrowing it down to 1 of 2 ships.
Rgds
Rik
luislages on Sep 04, 2007 21:30 (6 years ago)
hello from lisbon yes the ship is italian from the company italia line s.s. vulcania or s.s. saturnia. the place is the mediterraneo sea. 8-) 8-)
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