HS Regina D'Italia

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Name HS Regina D'Italia (Queen of Italy)
Builder/Built 1907 Sir J. Laing & Son, Sunderland
Type Steel twin screw Steamship
Displacement 6,560 tons
Speed 14 knots


Built for Lloyd Sabaudo her maiden voyage was from Genoa to New York. In Dec 1908 she served as a hospital ship for the earthquake at Messina. Original fit out was to accommodate 120 1st class passengers, and 1,900 third class passengers

During WW1 operated primarily in the Mediterranean theatre.

In 1925 she made several trips carrying migrants between Italy and Port Adelaide, before being scrapped in Oct 1928.

Soldiers carried

Malta to England 21 - 28 Oct 1915