Siosa line T/n Irpinia 1955 & M/v Irpinia 1962 to 1983

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T/v - M/v Irpinia


Ex: SS Campana 1929, SS Rio Jachal 1943, SS Campana 1946 to 1955


M/v Irpinia is seen arriving in Genoa after her complete rebuilding and becoming a motor ship (M/v) in 1962

Welcome to Part Three of this special feature, and this page deals mostly with the Grimaldi Siosa Lines liner and cruise ship the Irpinia seen after her first transformation in 1955 with her two funnels, as well after she was extensively rebuilt, becoming a single funnelled ship and re-engined with Fiat Diesel motors as well as having her interiors completely rearranged ending with an amazing 14 public venues.

I am delighted to present brochures and Deck Plans of both her guises below.

T/v Irpinia 1955 to 1962:

T/v Irpinia is seen after her 1955 conversion into the Siosa Lines liner


four fold brochure with ship description page from 1956



Above & below: Interior views found in the brochure




T/v Irpinia 1955 Deck Plan; Note there were only 8 public venues on the ship at that time

M/v Irpinia 1962 to 1983:


Above & Below: M/v Irpinia 1970 Brochure with Deck Plan




Decks continue on the next page below


Decks continue on the next page below


Decks continue on the next page below


Aft decks continue on the next page below




Back page of the brochure


Other M/v Irpinia Brochures



Above & below: Two French cruise brochures released in 1978 and 1980



Item of Memorabilia


A souvenir dish of the Irpinia obtained during a cruise in 1979


The M/v Irpinia is seen in Malta during one of her last cruises



Campana/Irpinia INDEX:

Part One - SS Campana: …………………The history of SS Campana, SS Rio Jachal & SS Campana 192-1955.

Part Two - T/V & M/V Irpinia: ………The refurbished & rebuilt T/v-M/v Irpinia - 1955-1983.

Part Three: …………………………………………Irpinia Brochures, Deck Plans and memorabilia.



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