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"York", place and data unknown.
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      1944-07-19. Aerial port bow view of the American tanker "York", which rammed
and sank the corvette HMAS Geelong off Langemak on 1944-10-18.
She is armed with 3 inch AA guns fore and aft.
4 20 mm Oerlikon AA guns are mounted on the island amidships, 2 more on the
forward end of the after island and 2 more abaft the funnel.
Note the spar decks rigged on the well decks for the carriage of deck gargo.
1944-07-19. Overhead view of the American tanker "York".
"Franca Fassio", ex. "York".
( Photo Copyright A. Duncan )
"Franca Fassio", ex. "York".
"Franca Fassio", ex. "York", at La Spezia, Italy.
( Photo Copyright F. Quarto )

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 18. UMSC No. 810. Off. nr. 243858.
Keel laid 12-04-1943. Launched 20-06-1943. Completed 16-07-1943. Gr. 10448 t., Net. 6285 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 8,99 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
YORK-1948 for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
FRANCA FASSIO-1948 for Compania Internazionale di Genova Soc. Di Navale, Genoa, Italy.
FRANCA FASSIO-1957 for Villain & Fassio e Cia Internazionale di Genova Soc Riunite di Nav SpA, Genoa, Italy.
Additional Reports:
Reported Franca Fassio laid up La Spezia Jan. 1960.
Reported Franca Fassio sold to shipbreakers in Italy. Arrived La Spezia Jun. 1963 to be broken up. [ By Cant. di Portovenere ]