The Rita Zovetta (also known as the Zovetto) was built in Glasgow in 1919, and originally called the War Gascon. Her length was almost 400 feet, and she had a displacement of 5,107 gross tons. When purchased by a company in Genoa, Italy, she was renamed. She was a manganese ore carrier, crossing the Atlantic frequently. Her last trip was on 11 February 1924, en route from Gibraltar to Baltimore. During the entry to Bermudian waters, Captain Fortunat de Gregari wrongly interpreted the signals from the pilot and, being in rough seas, missed the channel entrance and ran aground just off the coast of St. Davids. No lives were lost, and she was at a shallow enough depth for her cargo to be recovered.
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