Steamer "Luigia" produced for "Navigazione Adriatica"










In 1872 the Ministry of the Navy granted the artisan factory the license to build first class ships of any size. Initially specialising in wooden ships, then from 1891 moving with the times, they began building ships out of steel. The first sailing ship built out of steel was a Goletta named “Savoia” . The Savoia weighed 800 tonnes and sailed in the Adriatic sea. Over the years the Ship Yard produced numerous sailing ships. On the 29th of July 1893 the 1800 ton transatlantic ship “San Domenico” set sail. In 1915 the Shipyard was the 5th most important ship yard in Italy.