Thursday, May 19, 2016

Navigazione Generale Italiana poster, 1921

Here obviously advertising trips on the 12,087 GRT Colombo between Genova and New York.

Other data: length: 157.88 metres (163.4 overall), width: 19.50 metres
Cruising speed: 14 knots (maximum of 16.5 knots)
Power: four-fold expansion Palmers, 10,500 hp

Colombo was scuttled in Massawa, Eritrea, in April 1941 during WW2 to prevent British capture of the ship.

1 comment:

Wallace said...

That's a very nice poster, gives a feel of freedom about it ,sooner than the illustrator painting massive ships to look huge and powerful.