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Old 18th February 2017, 00:55
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Hi everyone! Looking for some assistance if possible! My father traveled on the SS Largs Bay in 1951 arriving in Australia around August. Whilst I have located the Shipping list which states it departed in Southhampton, my father is adamant that he, his mother and younger brother left from Genoa (they are Italian). I've googled (and googled!) and found the Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line Route for 1928-1957 which says :Southampton - Malta - Port Said - Colombo - Fremantle - Adelaide - Melbourne - Sydney - Brisbane and reverse. Is there a way that I can confirm if the Largs Bay stopped at Genoa and date? Thanks!
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Old 18th February 2017, 08:13
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You could try asking the Harbour Master at Genoa.

Records at many ports extend over many years.

An arrival in August 1951 in Austalia suggests a call at Genoa in July/August of that year (or possibly June, but that is less likely).

I would start by Googling "Port of Genoa" to discover what contact details might be provided.

A further thought is that Genoa might well have a Maritime Museum which will now hold the records, even if the harbour authority might not have them.

Before the curse of the computer, many paper records were kept meticulously.

PS. A quick vist to Google confirms that Genoa does have a Maritime Museum.

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On behalf of the Moderating team welcome to SN. Good luck with your research.

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Thank you everyone for your warm welcome and suggestions! The hunt continues! mclisa
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Old 19th February 2017, 08:37
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On further reflection, an enquiry at Genoa Maritime Museum would probably be the better first approach, for two reasons:-

1. An enquiry to the Harbour Master might well be an inconvenience to a busy man.

2. Most Maritime Museums answer queries such as yours with great enthusiasm.
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All my material on the Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line indicates they sailed only to the ports you mention. My other thought is there may have been a ferry link between Genoa and Valletta.
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