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Migrant ship FLORENTIA c1951
« on: Monday 21 May 07 07:46 BST (UK) »
I need a photo of the Italian migrant ship FLORENTIA that made a few trips to Australia in the early 1950s

Can someone please help me obtain a photo of this ship or direct me to a Site.

Thanks.
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Re: Migrant ship FLORENTIA c1951
« Reply #2 on: Monday 21 May 07 12:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Craizi

I'm afraid its not that ship.

The Florentia was a passenger / migrant ship.

Thanks.
Isle of Wight :-  Walker ~  Mursell ~ Whelan ~ Coxhead ~ Silsbury
Berks :-  Upton ~ Cannon ~ Gleed ~ Coxhead ~
Hamps :-  Loader ~ Kibby / Kebby ~  
Liverpool :-   Branson ~
London :-  Walker ~ Hood ~ Loader ~ Coxhead
England :-  Cook ~ McAuliffe ~ Herbert
Wales Glamorgan :-  Phillips ~ Poustie ~
Scotland :-  Poustie ~ Telford ~ Telfer ~
Malta :-   Bartolo ~ Sultana ~ Herbert ~ Cook ~ Casha

Worldwide :-  Poustie ~ Pousty ~ Coxhead.

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Re: Migrant ship FLORENTIA c1951
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 June 07 07:23 BST (UK) »
Hi Rover,

An excerpt from the following website, there is also a picture entitled "A section of the dormitories on board the Florentia "

http://www.maltamigration.com/history/valve/chapter2b.shtml

"Complaints were also raised about the ship Florentia which made three trips from Malta to Australia between December 15, 1950, and August 21, 1951. She had been built in Dunbarton, Scotland, in 1914. Some of those who travelled on t e ren felt that the ship was not fit to cross the Indian Ocean, especially between May and September when the monsoons were likely to occur. One particular trip created quite a stir. The Florentia was expected in Grand Harbour, Valletta, on April. She was to carry 1,039 passengers but these were kept waiting for a number of days until she finally made port eleven days later".

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Re: Migrant ship FLORENTIA c1951
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 June 07 07:44 BST (UK) »
Hello  eilidh

You wouldn't believe it !

I just got your reply and this morning someone sent me a photo of the ship.

I have copied the report about the ship from that Site.

Many thanks.
Isle of Wight :-  Walker ~  Mursell ~ Whelan ~ Coxhead ~ Silsbury
Berks :-  Upton ~ Cannon ~ Gleed ~ Coxhead ~
Hamps :-  Loader ~ Kibby / Kebby ~  
Liverpool :-   Branson ~
London :-  Walker ~ Hood ~ Loader ~ Coxhead
England :-  Cook ~ McAuliffe ~ Herbert
Wales Glamorgan :-  Phillips ~ Poustie ~
Scotland :-  Poustie ~ Telford ~ Telfer ~
Malta :-   Bartolo ~ Sultana ~ Herbert ~ Cook ~ Casha

Worldwide :-  Poustie ~ Pousty ~ Coxhead.

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Re: Migrant ship FLORENTIA c1951
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 02 October 10 18:45 BST (UK) »
need a picture of the ship Florentia
Help!!!

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Re: Migrant ship FLORENTIA c1951
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 02 October 10 23:10 BST (UK) »

Hi

There's a photo and detail about the ship here :

http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp?id=11322

I do have another picture. Searching for it.
Isle of Wight :-  Walker ~  Mursell ~ Whelan ~ Coxhead ~ Silsbury
Berks :-  Upton ~ Cannon ~ Gleed ~ Coxhead ~
Hamps :-  Loader ~ Kibby / Kebby ~  
Liverpool :-   Branson ~
London :-  Walker ~ Hood ~ Loader ~ Coxhead
England :-  Cook ~ McAuliffe ~ Herbert
Wales Glamorgan :-  Phillips ~ Poustie ~
Scotland :-  Poustie ~ Telford ~ Telfer ~
Malta :-   Bartolo ~ Sultana ~ Herbert ~ Cook ~ Casha

Worldwide :-  Poustie ~ Pousty ~ Coxhead.

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Re: Migrant ship FLORENTIA c1951
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 03 October 10 00:00 BST (UK) »

Here is a good picture of the SS Florentia
Isle of Wight :-  Walker ~  Mursell ~ Whelan ~ Coxhead ~ Silsbury
Berks :-  Upton ~ Cannon ~ Gleed ~ Coxhead ~
Hamps :-  Loader ~ Kibby / Kebby ~  
Liverpool :-   Branson ~
London :-  Walker ~ Hood ~ Loader ~ Coxhead
England :-  Cook ~ McAuliffe ~ Herbert
Wales Glamorgan :-  Phillips ~ Poustie ~
Scotland :-  Poustie ~ Telford ~ Telfer ~
Malta :-   Bartolo ~ Sultana ~ Herbert ~ Cook ~ Casha

Worldwide :-  Poustie ~ Pousty ~ Coxhead.

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Re: Migrant ship FLORENTIA c1951
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 17 July 14 16:47 BST (UK) »
Have two Line -issued postcards of FLORENTIA,