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.
Entered service in 1954. The Italian Government got some beautiful ships for its huge and ever growing annual subsidy to Italia, before it had to face reality and close down passenger services in 1977.