The Miramar Ship Index gives this vessel, IMO Number: 6122473. -?
I have only been able to gather a rather limited amount of information concerning this vessel, but what I have learned is detailed below:-
Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Naval Armament Vessel, Motor Vessel Flintlock, ordered by The Admiralt
The former Italia liner Augustus did not have long at her Manila berth after I saw her. How lucky I was to have managed to have seen her and spend some time aboard her. It is a great sadness that after so many years in a static role she could not be spared from the scrap yards.
Onboard the Augustus, mid-Atlantic in May 1930, the passengers get a chance to snap someting very rare: a fully rigged trader, Grace Harwar, the last of her kind.
(Note: she was the last full rigged trader, not the last engineless full-rigger, the Norwegian school ship Sørlandet beat her by lots of
Sister of Guilio Cesare. Built 1952 for ITALIA S.p,A.di Navigazione. T 27,090g, 14,608n.
1951 Nov 19: Launched. 1952 Mar 4: Maiden voyage Genoa-River Plate.
1957 Jan: Plaeed on the Genoa-New York serviee.
1961 Oet: Reverted to the South Ameriean route.
1976 Jan 15: Laid up at Naples. Sept: