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CRISTOFORO COLOMBO

CRISTOFORO COLOMBO

464 CRISTOFORO COLOMBO (I)
Sister of Andria Doria.
1952 May 10: Launched. 1954 Juty 15 M/v Genoa-Naples-Cannes-Gibraltar-New York. June 28: At New York received the usual fireboat welcome for new liners.
1963 Stabilisers fitted during a refit and redecoration.
1965 Transferred to Trieste-New York.
1971 Bound for Trieste she collided with Ano Malalda (Cia Nacional) in the Tagus at Lisbon. Proceeded to Trieste for perrnanent repairs.
1973 Transferred to the River Plate service. White hull.
The government decreed that aH passenger services should cease in 1977 1977 Sold to C.V.G. Siderurgica (=Iron & Steel works) del Orinocco Cia Anonima, Caracas.
Same name. Became a steel workers accommodation ship at Puerto Ordaz.
1981 March: Left for breaking up at Taiwan. Mar 12: Her tow broke off the mouth of the Orinocco. Recovered. June 30: Arrived Kaohsiung for demolition by Yi Ho Steel.

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