Posted by: LColombo
Date: September 07, 2017 06:30AM
could anybody help me clarify what was the nationality of the steamer Spezia (1,825 GRT, built 1897) when she was sunk in the Mediterranean on 22 December 1941? It belonged to the German owner Rob. M. Sloman and "La difesa del traffico con l'Africa Settentrionale" always mention her as a German ship, but "Navi mercantili perdute" lists her among the Italian merchant ships lost in the war, and states "Formerly German, belonging to the Rob. M. Sloman company".