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AMERIGO VESPUCCI/ANTONIOTTO USODIMARE/MARCO POLO postcard

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company-issued postcard,  not posted, 5.3" x 3.25", 135mm x 80mm
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Italia - "Navigator-class cargo passenger liners"

Amerigo Vespucci (1949) - launched as Guiseppe Majorana in 1942, bombed and sunk in 1944 and then raised and repaired from 1946. Built by Ansaldo at Sestri Ponente, Genoa, she entered service in 1949 as Amerigo Vespucci for Italia on the Genoa to River Plate service. Transferred to Lloyd Triestino in 1963. Broken up at La Spezia in 1979.
Antoniotto Usodimare (1949) - Built by Ansaldo at Sestri Ponente, Genoa, and launched in 1942 as the cargo liner Vittorio Moccagatta for Italia. Taken over by the Germans in 1944 and then sunk by Allied bombing at La Spezia. Raised in 1946 and rebuilt by her builders with passenger accommodation, she entered service in 1949 as Antoniotto Usodimare on the Genoa-Valparaiso service. Transferred to Lloyd Triestino in 1963, reduced to 12 passenger cargo liner and placed on their South Africa service. Broken up at Ortona, Italy, in 1979.
Marco Polo (1948) - Built at Genoa for Italia, she was launched in 1942 as the cargo liner Niccolo Giani but was scuttled, incomplete, 9/1944. In 1947 she was raised and rebuilt with passenger accomodation, entering service 7/1948 as Marco Polo between Genoa and South America. Transferred to Lloyd Triestino in 1964, reduced to 12 passengers, and placed in service between Trieste and South Africa. Broken up at La Spezia in 1978.
postcard issued for all 3 ships

company-issued postcard, 
not posted, minor knock, 
5.3" x 3.25", 135mm x 80mm (approx)
our ref: SRF287a

Technical specifications

Brand: Official / Company
Condition: Used
Product Code: SRF287a

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