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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Asp

Other name(s): Capo Mele; Etiopia; Francisca

Ship owner: Cia Genovesa De Nav. A Vapore; Cie De Nav. Francais Chinoise; Hersten & Sonner

Ship builder: Polson Iron Works, Toronto, Ontario

Engine builder: Polson Iron Works

Year ship built: 1918

Year engine built: 1918

Location engine built: Toronto, Ontario

Final disposition: Lost by enemy action, November 13, 1942.



(b) Francisca

(c) Capo Mele

(d) Etiopia (1942) (IT. 1404)


(1) Hersten & Sonner (Norway)

(2) Cie. De Nav. Francais Chinoise

(3) Cia. Genovesa De Nav. A Vapore

Registry number: BR. 142749

Hull number: 134

Vessel type: Laker

Height: 20.7

Width: 43.6

Length: 251

Stroke length: 36

Gross tonnage: 2350

Net tonnage: 1358

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 20

Piston 2: 33

Piston 3: 54

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