Egle

Italy,Mediterranean

The steamship Ligure was built in Rotterdam in Holland, and was launched in 1893 for the company Konlijke Nederlansche Stoombot in Amsterdam. She was sold in 1925 and renamed Iris, and in 1937 she ended up with Italian owners under the name Egle. In 1942 she was requisitioned by Regia Marina who was in dire need of military transports. Under a journey from Cagliari to La Maddelena loaded with coal, she was torpedoed and sunk by the Dutch submarine Dolfijn outside Capo Carbonara 29. March 1943. The battered wreck rest today on a depth of approx 25 to 35 meters one nautical mile from Capo Carbonara on Sardinia.


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Egle
Iris, Ligure
72,8 x 9,8 x 4,6 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1174 grt
Rotterdam ( NL ) 1893
Genoa ( IT )

Last updated: October 2017