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CITTA DI META (ex IoW ferry)

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bobs



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LR/IMO no: 5063681
757 grt; 195dwt; 673 deck passengers
Operator: CAREMAR - Societa Campania Regionale Marittima SpA, Naples. Flag: Italian
Built: 1959 by J I Thornycroft & Co Ltd, Woolston, Southampton. Yard no: 4183
Propulsion: twin-screw with 2 x eight-cylinder, two-stroke Crossley HGN8 of 1,800 bhp (total) at 600 rpm. Speed: 14 knots
Built for Southampton, Isle of Wight & South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd, Southampton as CARISBROOKE CASTLE
1974-CITTA DE META (as photo); 1989- GIGLIO ESPRESSO II (Italian flag)
2007-to breakers at Aliaga, Turkey 21/9
· Date: Thu, 17 January 13 · Views: 157
· Filesize: 200.6kb · Dimensions: 1024 x 594 ·
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Keywords: CITTA DI META (ex IoW ferry)
Location photo was taken: Naples, Italy
Date photo was taken: February, 1979
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doug rowland
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Thu, 17 January 13 14:28

Had a good long life,like a few other Thorneycroft built ships.
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canberra97

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Mon, 21 January 13 07:29

And the former Osbourne Castle of 1962 is still sailing in Canadian waters out of Quebec although dramatically altered from her Red Funnel days.
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