21st November 2005, 19:08
Hi everybody, Im trying to find information about the ships where my grandma and grandpa came to Argentina in 1950 and 10/3/1951. They were called "Paulo Toscanelli" and "Cabo de Hornos".
I want to give to my grandma for christmas a "book" with photos, pictures and all the info I can get about them.
Is there a site where I can get the ship lists, the manifests, photos, etc...? All the info you can give me will be apreciated.
21st November 2005, 22:11
Ahoy Fermacca and welcome to the site!
M/S "Paolo Toscanelli"
9,004 GRT - single screw, diesel, 15.5 knots.
Built 1949 for Italia di Navigazione (Italian Line) by Ansaldo Yard of Genoa Sestri Ponente for emigrant trade to South America
Transferred to Lloyd Triestino in 1963 and converted into cargo vessel
1973: scrapped at La Spezia.
T/S "Cabo de Hornos"
12,597 GRT - single screw - geared turbine, 15 knots
1921: built as "Empire State" by New York Shipbuildibg Co, Camden NJ for U.S. Shipping Board and allotted to Pacific Mail Steamship Co
1922: renamed "President Wilson"
1925: absorbed by Dollar Line
1938: transferred to America President Line
1940: sold to Berge y Cia and renamed "Maria Pipa"; in the same year resold to Ybarra and renamed "Cabo de Hornos"
1959: scrapped at Aviles.
I join a pic of "Paolo Toscanelli", scanned from the book "Emigrant Ships" by Anthony Cooke, that i warmly suggest to all intrested in the post-war emigrant trade.
22nd November 2005, 12:41
Bienvenido fermacca welcome to SN , enjoy the site and all it has to offer
Paolo toscanelli , 9004 tons built 1948 by Soc;Anon;Ansaldo, Genoa.
485.0 x 62.3 x 23.1. 1x 9 cyl diesel built by Cantriuntiti Dell adriatico Trieste.
DF, ESD, GYc, Codeflags IBZX. Registered Genoa owned by "Italia" Soc;per Azioni di NAv;
Cabo de Hornos information as above 12599 tons built by NY shipbuilding Co in 1921.
518.0 x 72.2 x 41.0. $ steam turbines single reduction to 2 screw shafts ( 2 propellers)
Engines built by Bethlehem Steel, Quincy Mass. Code flags EAAS Registered Seville, Espana Owned by Ybarra & Co. DF, GyC.
Information courtesy LLoyds register.