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Nord America

Steamship Line: La Veloce Line Built: John Elder & Co., Glasgow, Scotland Year Built: 1882
Routes: Palermo-Naples-NY; Genoa-Naples-Palermo-NY
Passengers:2nd class: 90; 3rd class: 1,223
History:Launches as STIRLING CASTLE for Thos Skinner & Co. Became NORD AMERICA for M. Bruzzo & Co., but name STIRLING CASTLE also retained. Acquired by La Veloce in 1888; NORD AMERICA. Masts reduced to 2. Became cargo steamer in 1909. Wrecked near Cape Spartel, M
Machinery:Single-screw, 16 knots
Masts and funnels:3 (later 2) masts, 2 funnels