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The information below has been extracted from the original Italian article contained in the 1939 Edition of the "Guida Generale Degli Italiani In Gran Bretagna". An English translation has been provided below the transcription. Please inform the Webmaster of any translation errors.

CAMALICH, COMM. CAP. CANDIDO

Nato a Lussimpiccolo (Istria) nel 1887 da vecchia famiglia armatoriale.

Frequentò il Ginnasio-Liceo a Capodistria e Trieste. Laureato Capitano all'Accademia Nautica di Lussimpiccolo.

A Londra dal 1907 con frequenti soggiorni in Italia. Segui la carriera d'affari marittimi ed assicurativi.

Nel 1914 fu uno dei fondatori ed il primo Presidente dell'Associazione degli Italiani Irredenti per i quali molto si occupò nel periodo del loro internamento in questo paese; ed in tale qualità nel 1916, si recò in missione speciale a Roma.

Fascista della prima ora, con brevetto della Marcia su Roma. Più tardi fù uno fra i fondatori del Fascio di Londra e fece parte del Direttorio.

Consigliere per molti anni della fu Società Italiana di Beneficenza e della British Italian League.

Per speciale incarico di S.E. Chiaramonte Bordonaro, fece parte nel 1929 della Commissione per la riorganizzazione dell'Ospedale Italiano del quale è tuttora uno dei Consiglieri e Membro del Comitato interno.

È Consigliere della nostra Camera di Commercio, della quale resse per più anni la vice-presidenza e la presidenza.

È l'unico Italiano che fa parte del "Lloyd's" e "Baltic Shipping Exchange".

Proprietario della Griffiths, Tate Insurance Co. Ltd., fondata da oltre un secolo col nome di Griffiths, Tate & Co., Questa Ditta per speciali servizi resi al nostro R. Governo, venne insignita del titolo di "Brokers by special appointment to the Royal Italian Government".

È presidente della Italian General Shipping Ltd., e delle seguenti Società Italian Shipyards Ltd.,- Agenzia Marittima Italiana di Amburgo-Agenzia Marittima Italiana di Brema.- Hamburger Versicherung Agentur G.m.b.H. d'Amburgo.

Per speciali servizi resi alla R. Aeronautica in occasione della Crociera transatlantica, venne decorato della Commenda.

Fu delegato a varie Conferenze Marittime internazionali a rappresentare gli armatori italiani.

Translation

Born in Lussimpiccolo (Istria) in 1887 of an old shipping family.

He attended the Ginnasio-Liceo (grammar school) in Capodistria and Trieste. Graduated as a Captain from the Nautical Academy of Lussimpiccolo.

In London from 1907 with frequent stays in Italy. He followed a career in maritime trade and insurance.

In 1914 he was one of the founders and the first President of the Association of the "Unredeemed" Italians (see footnote) for which he worked during the period of their internment in this country; and in that capacity in 1916, went on a special mission to Rome.

A fascist from the start, with the patent of the March on Rome. Later it was one of the founders of the London Fascio and served on the Board of Directors.

For many years he was the Advisor was Società Italiana di Beneficenza and British Italian League.

For the special task of S.E. Chiaramonte Bordonaro in 1929, he was part of the Commission for the reorganization of the Italian Hospital of which he still is one of the advisors and internal Committee member.

He is a Director of our Chamber of Commerce, in which he held for several years the Vice-Presidency and Presidency.

He is the only Italian member of "Lloyd's" and "The Baltic Shipping Exchange".

He is the owner of Griffiths, Tate Insurance Co. Ltd., founded more than a century under the name of Griffiths, Tate & Co. This firm, for special services rendered to our Government, was awarded the title of "Brokers by special appointment to the Royal Italian Government".

He is Chairman of Italian General Shipping Ltd., and of the following companies;

  • Italian Shipyards Ltd.
  • Italian Maritime Agency in Hamburg
  • Italian Maritime Agency in Bremen.
  • Hamburger Versicherung Agentur G.m.b.H. in Hamburg.

For special services rendered to the Royal Aeronautica for transatlantic Cruises he was decorated with a title.

He was a delegate at various international maritime conferences representing the Italian shipowners.

Footnote

The term "Unredeemed" appears to refer to certain areas that were part of Italy at that time such as Nice, Monaco, Corsica, parts of Switzerland (Ticino), Istria & Dalmatia.