Sunday, December 29, 2013

steamer 'Ancona'

Belonging to the Società Italia Navigazione a Vapore of Genova.  According to wikipedia, SS Ancona was built in 1908 by Workman, Clark & Co., Ltd., Belfast. She was torpedoed and sunk without warning on 8 November 1915 by SM U-38 off Cape Carbonara at 38°14′N 10°08′E. The U-boat was flying the flag of Austria-Hungary as the German Empire was not yet at war with Italy. Over 200 lives were lost.

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