SS Giulio Cesare
|50x40px||This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Please improve this article by introducing more precise citations where appropriate. (November 2008)|
|Please help improve this article by expanding it. Further information might be found on the talk page. (December 2009)|
SS Giulio Cesare
|Career||Flag Of Italy|
|Name:||SS Giulio Cesare|
|Owner:||Italia Line (Navigazione Generale Italiana)|
|Port of registry:||Italy|
|Route:||Italy-South America & Cruising|
|Builder:||Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd, Newcastle-on-Tyne, United Kingdom.|
|Launched:||7 February 1920|
|Fate:||Destroyed by Allied Air Attack whilst laid-up in Trieste 1944|
|Class and type:||Ocean liner|
SS Giulio Cesare was initially a liner of the Navigazione Generale Italiana, which was later operated by the Italian Line. The ship was used to transport first class, second class, and tourist-class passengers.
A feature of this ship was the Club situated on the boat-deck, with a bar. The ship also featured a saloon dining room, galleries, a ballroom, and other function rooms. Second class was situated amidships. Talkie apparatus were also fitted to the ship and a long-distance wireless telephone was also available. The tourist class accommodation was situated astern and also had several public rooms. The tourist passengers shared an open air swimming pool with the 2nd class passengers.
The ship was used on Genoa-Naples-South America voyages but also served North American ports. Until 1925 the SS Giulio Cesare and the SS Duilio were the two largest ships in the Italian merchant fleet.
In November 1933, she was reconditioned and made ready to serve on the Mediterranean-South Africa Service. In 1935, she collided with the German steamship Barenfels in the harbour of Gibraltar. This collision was deemed to be the fault of the German steamship and the captain and crew were detained along with the ship.
In 1942, during the Second World War, SS Giulio Cesare was chartered to the International Red Cross for a time before being laid-up in the port of Trieste. The SS Giulio Cesare was sunk there in 1944, when, along with the SS Duilio, she was attacked by Allied aircraft.
- SS Guilio Cesare (1).jpg
First Class Outward Ticket Series B for S.S. Giulio Cesare sailing on 7 July 1923 from New York to Naples, Italy
- Saloon on the ship.jpg
The saloon on the ship