E.W.R. & C.R.T. AWARD – AUGUSTUS SHIP

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SHIP AUGUSTUS 1926 graduation as the first ship of that name, a jewel of Italian merchant marine, a beautiful ocean liner, most down the whole very interesting story …

SSB REGULATION: Monday 2 December to Sunday 10th December. A whole week.
Mode: only SSB. Bands 40 and 80 meters.
SCORE: Needs13 points for all , 11 points for members, our supporters and members EWR All activators stations are worth one point. The activators will call “CQ CQ DE XXXX for the diploma of ship Augustus”. They are always welcome spots on the cluster and we count on a bit of propagation. It is not required logs and even required diploma, the score will be calculated based on log Activators, diplomas will be mailed as soon as possible. Activators: IT9JAV, IT9ECY, IW6ATQ, IQ6KX we thank them. Those who failed to obtain the diploma can ‘ask for it with at least one point with a small donation which will go to charity to the kennels of Ancona. it is recommended to fill well the good form specifying the name of the Award.

FT8 REGULATION: The diploma of the ship Augustus will also take place in FT8 week after the SSB,  from Monday 11 to Sunday, December 17.
Only Way FT8 bands 40 and 20 meters.
SCORE: 6 POINTS for all, the activator stations are worth one point. The cluster will be officially designated “FT8 – AUGUSTUS SHIP inf IQ6KX” No need to send the log it requests.
ACTIVATOR are EA7IRV, IW6CAE, IQ6KX. Those who failed to obtain the diploma can ‘ask for it with at least one point with a small donation which will go to charity to the kennels of Ancona. it is recommended to fill well the good form specifying the name of the Award.

WARNING both regulations may vary slightly, so you should visit this page prior to begin award.

HISTORY OF THE SHIP –After the end of World War I, many shipping companies have planned the construction of new ships, once the economic situation had improved. The Italian company Ansaldo Navigation Italian General ordered the shipyard to build two ocean liners. The first ship was the liner Roma, launched in early 1926, the second, launched in December of that year was named Augustus and had as godmother of the launch Edda Mussolini daughter of the head of the Italian Benito Mussolini. Augustus was then the largest passenger ship in the world and unlike the sister Roma equipped with steam propulsion boilers and turbines were instead equipped with diesel-powered engines with four Savoy MAN 2 double effect time [2] who developed 28,000 power CV, allowing the vessel to reach a speed of 19-20 knots. The interiors were decorated in neo-Baroque and Art Nouveau style, with the participation among others the painter Galileo Chini. Augustus was the first ship to have a lido deck with outdoor pool. The ship lifted the moorings for the maiden voyage on 10 November 1927 on the Genoa – Naples – Buenos Aires initially operating on routes to South America, while the sister was bound on North Atlantic routes. Subsequently Augustus was assigned to routes to North America performing on August 28, 1928 on his first trip Genoa – Napoli – New York. On December 28, 1931 in New York he ended the last journey under the banner of the Italian General Navigation and upon arriving in New York the ship was transferred to the newly established Italian – Navigation Company as from January 1st of the General Navigation Company merged Italian , along with other shipping companies in Italy – Navigation Company. The ship made the trip from New York to Genoa with the insignia of the new company. The ship made its first trip to Genoa – Napoli – New York on behalf of the Italian Navigation Company on 1 March 1932, and the last occurred in September 1933, after which the ship was again transferred on routes to South America. In 1941, during the Second World War, Augustus and Rome were requisitioned by the Royal Navy to be transformed into aircraft carriers. Augustus was renamed first and then Falco Hawk, but because of the increasing difficulty of war was not possible to lead to finish the work, which, to the armistice, they were still just beginning, superstructure being eliminated. The hull was captured by the Germans. In September 1944 the retreating Germans, to prevent the use of the port of Genoa by the Allies, the towed ship at the mouth of the harbor sinking it. In 1946, after the war, the unit was recovered and subsequently sold for demolition. The hull was captured by the Germans. In September 1944 the retreating Germans, to prevent the use of the port of Genoa by the Allies, the towed ship at the mouth of the harbor sinking it. In 1946, after the war, the unit was recovered and subsequently sold for demolition. The hull was captured by the Germans. In September 1944 the retreating Germans, to prevent the use of the port of Genoa by the Allies, the towed ship at the mouth of the harbor sinking it. In 1946, after the war, the unit was recovered and subsequently sold for demolition.

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