My father told me that soon after he left Italy (probably late summer 1919) the ship sank or ran aground. They were rescued and taken to Sardinia (or Corsica), then back to the mainland. It was 6 months before they could get another ship to take them to the US.
Is there any way to discover some details about the ship that sank? Since it never got to Ellis Island, those records don't help.
No, I do not know the name of the ship (my father was only 8; his mother died shortly after arriving), nor even the exact date of departure (my message above should have said 'late summer 1919'). My only thought is to find a list of shipping companies (Genoa to Ellis) active during that period and see if they still have records.
There is no record for the San Girogio sinking or grounding but in 1921 it was renamed Napoli and was used before and after as immigrant ship so that may mean it was re floated and sold to another company. Peter
Peter: there are many San Giorgio ship..please this is website professional skin-divers...they say that there is a property left at death, of a ship, than San Giorgio called, and that she is sunk in 1920... http://www.sportesport.it/wrecks010so.htm
I know they sunk but your San Girogio was a cargo ship..it carried no passengbers only merchandise. The passengber liner San Giorgio was changed to Napoli in 1921 and was first owned by the Sicula Italiano line and then sold to another italian company to continue in the transatlantic immigrant trade. Peter
The sunk ship is a cargo ship. They did not carry passengers, particurally, immigrants so I would not even concentrate on finding the company since the ship was alread scrapped and all those records are not available. Peter