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Cristoforo Colombo

Cristoforo Colombo

Sister of Andrea Doria
1952 may 10 : Launched-1954 July 15 M/v Genoa-Naples-Cannes-Gibraltar-New York .June 28 : at New York received the usual fireboat welcome for news liners.
1963 Stabilisers fitted during a refit and redecoration.
1965 Trasferred to Trieste-New York
1971 Bound for Trieste she collided with Ana Mafalda (Cia Nacional)in the Tagus of Lisbon.Prodeded to Trieste for permanent repairs.
1973 Transferred to River Plate service.White hull.
The governement decreed that all passenger services should cease in 1977.
1977 Sold to C.V.G.Siderurgica (Iron & Steel works) del Orinoco Cia Anonima ,Caracas.Same name .Became a steel workers accomodation ship at Puerto Ordaz.
1981 March : Left for breaking up at Taiwan. Mar 12: Her tow broke off the mouth of the Orinoco. Recovered .June 30: Arrived Kaohsiung for demolition by Yi Ho Steel.

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Rio de Janeiro, 06 de outubro de 2006.
Piero.
Bom dia!
Você sempre nos presenteia com belas fotografias. Era um navio de linhas elegante e bela. Não lembro tê-lo visto nos portos do RIO ou SANTOS.
Abraços
PANZA
 

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Rio de Janeiro, 08 de outubro de 2006.
Cada dia me surpreendo mais com a beleza das naves italianas. Cores diferentes, porém, a mesma harmonia.
PANZA
 

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Ruud , is the unequal challenge : wins the poertry and the mystery . very strong !
Compliment, Piero
 

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Indeed- a marvellous shot and a fine set of photographs of her building and fitting out. Excellent.
 

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Paul, your comments are as a "crescendo rossiniano!"
Thanks at all I'm content for you.
Many regards, Piero
 

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The ship got a white hull in 1966 and not in 1973, year in which she was displaced to the South American Route
 

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