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FRANCA C.

FRANCA C.

Costa Armatori SpA's 1914 Newport News built passenger ship FRANCA C. is seen passing Hoek van Holland, inbound for Rotterdam, on 11th July 1970 during a cruise from Genoa from where she had sailed on 1st July.

EX - MEDINA - 49 (Mallory S.S. Co. Inc.) ROMA - 52


Later: 1978 DOULOS (floating Christ

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The longest surviving passenger vessel in the world, FRANCA C. began her life as one of a pair of freighters built for the Mallory Line to transport fruit between Gulf of Mexico ports and New York. Her holds were fitted with ventilation systems and she accommodated a crew of 50. MEDINA's sister, NECHES, had a much shorter career, sinking in 1918 following a collision.
 

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