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The Steamer PATRIA, pearl on VFR of Lario - Como Lake, Italy ZipDive!  Download

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Steamship sailing, GMax model with photo real textures and panel with exterior views.

The History: Born with the name of "Savoia" this steamer was placed in the yard June 7, 1926 by the Odero's workers at the construction site of Dervio, and in a very short time, triumphantly launched July 31, 1926 first in the waters of Dervio , to start shipping in the Como Lake.
Soon after this launch, the site was put on the twin " October 28 ", which later became the "Concordia". In December 1926, the " Savoia " incorporates a major change : the distribution system of the machine new one "Caprotti" type that has excellent results and is , up to date, the only example in the world (reduction of rolling steam). In May 1927, the " Savoia " has the honor to welcome on board the King of Italy Vittorio Emanuele III , escorted by the steamers " October 28" and " Plinio". During World War II , following the fall of the fascist regime , July 25, 1943 , is required to change the name of the steamer. Even public opinion is mobilized and decide to rename the steamer by the name of "PATRIA". At the same time the twin " October 28 " is renamed "Concordia". Back after a break in service , January 10, 1945 is attacked and strafed while browsing the center of the lake . At the end of was counted 5 victims and 17 injured of which one will die as a result. At the height of the bridge spread of a fire, for piercing and incendiary bullets used by the Anglo-Americans, but soon subdued by the crew. In June 1951, the PATRIA is back in service with some modifications. The smokestack is shortened to about 3 mts and boilers and burners are converted from coal to oil. In August 1952, the boat service on the lake shift from "Lariana " to Government Management, which taken the steamer. In 1973 the interior of the " Patria" is restored according to the original scheme: the magnificent ship back into service June 10, 1973.

Great new features are the stained glass windows in the inner surface that allow you to see the paddle wheels in motion. In the 80s the PATRIA is used mainly for special cruises and rentals, limiting the use of the line. The summer of 1990 is the last one that sees the "PATRIA" in service. In the fall it is stopped at the construction site of Tavernola, later transferred to Dervio where it remains moored for years waiting to know his fate ... between demolition or renovation (this strongly desired by the Lariana population). Finally in 2003, the Province of Como takes the field by engaging in the recovery of the steamer, with PATRIA's historic "friends" of "Famiglia Comasca"; February 27, 2004 the remains of the steamer is formally sold to the Province of Como in the symbolic figure of " 1 Euro". After a series of bureaucratic delays, in August 2008 is finally contracted the first batch of works and the renovation starts. On 8 May 2013, PATRIA comes to Dervio for a short cruise, and for testing stability on the lake, and received a "Certificate of Class" that officially renames it as a ship. After 23 years it is the first time that the PATRIA sails again, since 1990, the year of its disarmament. The inauguration takes place July 19, 2013, at Villa Olmo in Como present authorities, proponents of the huge recovery and many other enthusiasts ... as me. Enjoy.

Check video available here: http://youtu.be/KALgHsGiPu8

Filename: nlc_piroscafo-patria.zip
License: Freeware
Added: 22nd February 2014, 01:25:28
Downloads: 421
Author: Aldo Della vedova, Daniele Lanfranchi, Gian Mario Verga
Size: 10803kb

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