Italian Line Scrapbooks


Jim Kalafus

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Here is the first installment of a series of photos taken from a pair of scrapbooks kept aboard the Conte di Savoia and Rex in teh mid '30's.

This shot is the first of three showing a mid ocean encounter between the Conte di Savoia and the Rex as seen from First Class. The Rex appears on the horizon to port.
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Great photos, Jim. Especially like the next to last one. They seem pretty close indeed. And with the waves whipping up it seems like the Rex is going 100 mph!
 

Jeremy Lee

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>>Passing at what seems to be too close a distance for two liners travelling at 30 knots<<

Are you sure that the Rex was capable of 30 knots? I thought the top speed was around 28-29 knots only and that it captured the Blue Riband from the Bremen in 1933 at 28.92 knots.
 

Jim Kalafus

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"Passing at a potential maintained speed of 28.92 knots as established earlier in her career, with brief runs as high as the mid-29s during her second and third seasons seems rather unsafe" although accurate, sounded a bit stilted and so I opted for the round sum. Now, for the sake of complete accuracy, the amended caption is here as well.
 

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