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Between layups, in the early part of WWII, the 'Vucania' transported Axis troops and was later chartered by the Red Cross for repatriation voyages.
After the Italian surrender, she became a US troop transport in October, 1943.
She was handed back to Italy in late 1946.
The 'Saturnia' was laid up in 1940 and two years later was chartered by the Red Cross and then returned to lay up.
She became a USN troop transport in late 1943 and at the beginning of 1945 was refitted as the USHS 'Frances Y. Slanger'. In service as a troop transport again in 1946 under her original name. Back to Italia at the end of the same year.


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R651400 said:
This the one you are looking for?
Hi:
That's another 'Caribia', built by Blohm & Voss at Hamburg for HAPAG's West Indies-Central America service in 1932. She measured 12,049GT, 497' x 65', twin screw motorship. 17 knots, 234 1st, 103 tourist and 110 3rd class passengers.
German naval accomodation ship at Flensburg during the war.
She went to Britain, then the United States in 1945 and finally to the USSR as war reparations in 1946 and was renamed 'Ilitch'.
Apparently scrapped in 1983.

Bruce C.
 
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