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Old 3rd April 2008, 21:13
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Amanda Davies says Hello and asks for help with Italian info

first time on this forum, so I appologise now for all spelling and gramma in advance.

I am looking for any advice on how to find out about Italian merchant ships.

specifically information on the Italo Balbo (143206) sank 1941. I know where and when she sank, who sunk her and her previous names. what I would like to know is a crew list / casualty list and an account of her sinking.

I assume that the Italians commemorated their merchant navy too, but I have not been able to find anything on the net to help me with this ( not speaking Italian probably doesn't help)

I have posted this request on two other forums but it goes strangly silent.

I assumed that because there is a wealth of info on the net for allied services that there would also be the same for non allies?

If anyone can shed some light on what I am doing wrong, where I should be looking, possible sites etc I would be really greatful,

thanks.
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Old 3rd April 2008, 23:18
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Welcome to SN from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site.

I am moving your post into the Say Hello forum where it will be seen by more people. We have a number of Italian members so maybe one of them will be able to help you. Good luck with your research.

Regards,

Brian
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Old 3rd April 2008, 23:22
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Amanda

If you come up with anything, please let me know. I've been searching for info about s.s. "Avior", a rusting, ex British tramp ship, which sank in a gale off Socotra in 1959, but have drawn a complete blank!
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Old 3rd April 2008, 23:22
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Amanda, a warm welcome to you and as we have a fair number of excellent Italian Members on here, I am sure you will find good replies; in the meantime thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. Bon Voyage

ps. If my grasp of a foreign language was a fraction as good as yours, I would be more than happy.
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Old 3rd April 2008, 23:24
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Welcome aboard from northern England, Amanda.
I'm sure someone in our crew will be able to help.
Meanwhile find your way around the ship and enjoy the voyage.
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Old 4th April 2008, 02:58
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From Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia, Amanda.
I hope help with your problem will be forthcoming from our members.

Bruce
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Old 4th April 2008, 07:58
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Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage.

Heres abit info for you http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz/ship/show/63522
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