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Italia 1881-2001, Merchant Fleets Volume 40 (2001) Duncan Haws

Front Cover, Italia 1881-2001, Merchant Fleets Volume 40 (2001) Duncan Haws

Designed & Printed by Wye Valley Printers 01432 268286

ITALIA 1881 - 2001

The story of Italia parallels the history of modern Italy and is a truly national institution. It starts when Rubbatino and Florio, the north and the south, merge to form Italy’s largest merchant fleet. As international trade expands ‘La Veloce’ joins. Then with Trieste becoming an Italian city Cosulich enters the story.

Back Cover, Italia 1881-2001, Merchant Fleets Volume 40 (2001) Duncan Haws

With the 1930 depression financial hardship abound and in 1932 Mussolini forms the State funded Italia to which Lloyd Sabaudo, Libera Triestina and Veneziana are added. This is the era of magnificent liners including Rex and Conte di Savoia.

In 1937 the Finmare group of four major units sees Italia left with the Americas and the fleet is redistributed. War in 1940 decimates the Italian Marine but to-day Italia still prospers. The book features 494 ships and their careers with 149 profiles covering over 450 ships.

CONTENTS

  • Brief history of Italy 2
  • Cosulich 91
  • Florio 7
  • Introduction 1
  • Italia 1932 158
  • Italia 1936 168
  • ‘LaVeloce’ 78
  • Lloyd Sabaudo 117
  • Navegazione Generale Italiana (NGI) 9
  • Navegazione Libera Triestina (NLT) 141
  • Rubattino 7
  • Sociedad Italia America 156
  • Veneziana 133
  • Index 191

First published 2001
British Library publishing data:
HAWS. Duncan,
Merchant Fleets 40.
Italia 1991-2001.
1. Merchant Marine History 1. Title.
ISBN number 0 946378 43 6

Printed in 9 on 10 point Times by Wye Valley Printers, Hereford. HR1 2SF (01432) 268 286


ISBN 0 946378 43 6

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