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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Italian Line's Cristoforo Colombo Re-visited


Cutaway Drawing of Italian Line's  Christoforo Colombo.
Cutaway Drawing of Italian Line's  Christoforo Colombo.
 Searching the internet, I found this cut-away drawing of the Cristoforo Colombo of Italian Line. Although it is smaller in size, it is really a nice find. The Colombo sailed for Italian Line on the Transatlantic circuit from 1954 to 1973. In 1973 she was moved to the Genoa-Barcelona-Lisbon-Rio-Montevideo-Buenos Aires service to replace the MS Giulio Cesare which was plagued with mechanical issues.
Touched up postcard of the Cristoforo Colombo Showing Her at Top Speed in New York Harbor.
Touched up postcard of the Cristoforo Colombo Showing Her at Top Speed in New York Harbor.

In 1977, the Colombo was sold to a Venezuelan oil refinery as an accommodation ship until 1981 when she was sold to scrappers in Taiwan. She was later towed to Hong Kong in hopes of future operation but was in such poor condition she was towed back to Taiwan in late 1982 and scrapped.


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