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|
SS Re d'Italia was an Italian ocean liner built for Lloyd Sabaudo, and named after the King of Italy. Her maiden voyage was from Genoa to New York, and she sailed between Italy and New York and South America for most of her career. 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 World War I she was employed as a troopship and for a time carried wounded from Malta to England operating primarily in the Mediterranean theatre.
In 1920, she was refitted to carry second and third class passengers only. She continued Mediterranean–New York sailings until 1922 when she was transferred to South American service. In 1925 she made several trips carrying migrants between Italy and Port Adelaide, before being scrapped at Genoa in Oct 1928.