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SS Presidente Wilson / Marco Polo
Cosulich Line

  • Length: 152,4 m
  • Beam: 18,9 m
  • GRT: 12,567 t
  • Built: 1912 Cantieri Navale Triestino, Monfalcone, Italy
  • Operator: Cosulich Line, Trieste
  • Speed: 17 kn
  • Passengers: 2,040
  • Former names: Kaiser Franz Josef I (1912), Generale Diaz (1919-20)
  • New names: Gange (1929), Marco Polo (1936-44)

She was built for the Austro-Hungarian company Unione Austriaca for Trieste - Buenos Aires service, later Trieste - Patras - Palermo - Algeria - New York.

After World War I, in 1919, Trieste changed from Austrian to Italian rule and the company changed name to Cosulich Line and operated on the route Genoa - Marseille - New York and carried mostly troops.

In 1929 sold to Lloyd Triestino and in 1936 to Adriatica di Navigazione for Venice - Alexandia service. On 05-12-1944 she was scuttled by the Germans at La Spezia, Italy and in 1949-50 was refloated and scrapped.

 S/S Marco Polo of Adriatica di Navigazione (1936-44)

From Immigrant Ships Transcriber's Guild:

SS Pres Wilson, Passengers Sailing from Trieste, 18Glll1921, 19 (no other numbers listed here). Arriving at Port of New York July 4th, 19 (no other numbers listed here).

Departure Port Departure Date Arrival Port Arrival Date
Trieste, Italy 18 June 1921 New York 4 July 1921
Patras, ? 20 June 1921
Naples, Italy 22 June 1921
Algers 24 June 1921

List of Manifest of Alien Passengers for the Uniited States arriving at the Port of New York, District of New York - Page 1 (of 42) - http://www.immigrantships.net/v3/1900v3/presidentewilson19210704_01.html

Sources:

  • Ships and Ships, Italian Ships - Presidente Wilson - http://shiplover.webspace4free.biz/Italy/PresidenteWilson.html


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