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From: Ted Finch <>
Subject: [TSL] Re: REX
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 20:05:23 +0100
At 19:35 31/03/00, wrote:
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> If anyone has access to a copy of the book "Great Passenger
>Ships of theWorld" by Arnold Kludos, I would appreciate a look-up of the Ship
>REX, that might shed some light on my dad's trip rfom Europe back the States.
> thanks,Mike R
This was the famous Italian liner "Rex" which was probably one of the most
beautiful liners ever built. Built in 1930 by G. Ansaldo & Co, Sestri
Ponente, she was a 51,062 gross ton ship, overall length 879.9ft x beam
97ft, two funnels, two masts, four propellers and a speed of 28 knots. There
was accommodation for 604-1st class, 378-special class, 410-tourist and
866-3rd class passengers.
Launched on 1st Aug.1931 for Navigazione Generale Italiana, she came under
the ownership of Italia Line in Jan.1932 and started her maiden voyage on
27th Sep.1932 when she sailed from Genoa for Naples, Gibraltar and New York.
In Aug.1933 she took the Blue Riband for the fastest westbound crossing of
the Atlantic when she sailed from Gibraltar to New York in 4days 13hours
58mins at an average speed of 28.92 knots. She commenced her last voyage on
30th Apr.1940 when she left Genoa for Gibraltar, New York (dep.11/5) and
Naples. Between 1940 - 1944 she was laid up at Pula, Yugoslavia and on 8th
Sep.1944 was bombed and sunk by British aircraft off Capo d'Istria. Salvaged
in 1947-8 and scrapped in Yugoslavia.[North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor,
For photographs, try these -
Steamship Historical Society of America, Langsdale Library, University of
Baltimore, 1420 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore MD, 21201.
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TheShipsList-D DigestVolume 00 : Issue 323
#1 [TSL] MAURETANIA [ (Ba]
#2 Re: [TSL] the WILLIAM MUIR [Ted Finch <>]
#3 [TSL] When the mind is enlarged ["Miriam Medina" <]
#4 Re: [TSL] MAURETANIA [Ted Finch <>]
#5 [TSL] Have Catalonia Pass List, Ir ["ELN/jjmurphy" <]
#6 [TSL] English Passnger Lsts [ (Bob Hewitt)]
#7 [TSL] Re: Ship Commerce Phila.1849 
#8 Re: [TSL] SS Italia ["Marie Tinley" <>]
#9 [TSL] Re: Immigration procedures f 
#10 Re: [TSL] Finland to Canada 1909 a [ (GeryandSue S]
#11 [TSL] "Great Passenger Ships of th [Ed Finigan <>]
#12 Fwd: [TSL] "Great Passenger Ships 
#13 [TSL] NY 1846-1897 Passenger Lists [David E Arrnette <]
#14 [TSL] PHOENIX - 1790 ["Provost, Gilbert" <.]
#15 [TSL] BRITISH QUEEN - 1790 ["Provost, Gilbert" <.]
#16 [TSL] Re: REX [Ted Finch <>]
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