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Photographer:Kyle Stubbs [View profile]Title:CONTE DI SAVOIAAdded:Oct 11, 2011
Photo Category: Passenger Vessels
Italian ocean liner seen moored at an unknown location, most likely New York City, sometime in the 1930's.

Owner: Italian Line
Flag: Italy
Length: 248.25 meters
Beam: 29.28 meters
Draft: 9.5 meters
Tonnage: 48,502 GT
Year of Build: 1932
Builder: Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Trieste, Italy
Fate: Set on fire and scuttled by retreating German forces in 1943, raised and scrapped in 1945.

Unknown photographer, original photo rescued from an antique store in San Diego, California.
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James Henton on May 15, 2013 07:35 (4 years ago)
In my opinion one of the 2 best looking ships, along with Normandie.
Pietro on Jul 20, 2012 03:31 (5 years ago)
To Leonard Cohen. The footage of the Conte Di Savoia in the movie Luxury Liner is from the 1930's, much happier times than what followed. I am making a 1:200 R/C model of the vessel at present so I have done some research on her.
Kyle Stubbs on Oct 13, 2011 20:21 (6 years ago)
Thanks for the great comments everyone!

To clear things up: I have exchanged messages with Ken in regards to the copyright, and judging by the age of the photo and it being taken in the US, we can be close to certain that any copyright, if it ever existed, has expired, and the photograph is now public domain.

Ralph: In response to your question, I did a little to touch up some bad spots and darken the image a little, but only a couple minutes worth of editing. I'm sure some more focus could result in an even clearer version.
Pieter Inpyn on Oct 13, 2011 07:37 (6 years ago)
Accordingly to the rules and facts, this photo has to be deleted (poster does not own the copyright)?
Leonard Cohen on Oct 12, 2011 02:18 (6 years ago)
Great shot of a classic liner. The Rex was bigger and faster, but somehow, Conte di Savoia was more colorful. Her two funnels seem far forward...almost like she was designed for three funnels, then changed to two at the last minute. She was the star of the 1948 color film, "Luxury Liner", where there is some great color film of her. Her name was done in raised gold lettering. Much of the movie shows her interior, including the Captain's office, complete with a grand piano. Although re-floated in 1945, she wasn't scrapped until 1950. That gave her an opportunity to star in the 1948 movie.
Manos PETRIDIS on Oct 11, 2011 21:20 (6 years ago)
Thank you for this superb picture!
Gianpaolo on Oct 11, 2011 19:01 (6 years ago)
Great the CONTE DI SAVOIA i hope this shot will be remain
in this website but the copyright is often a great problem!!!what a pity..
Luís Miguel Correia on Oct 11, 2011 15:43 (6 years ago)
Magnificent ship and photo. Thanks for sharing...
Clive Harvey on Oct 11, 2011 09:44 (6 years ago)
In my view the Conte Di Savoia was one of the best-looking liners ever built. However, I still have a preference for her running mate, Rex. I prefer her rather more rakish lines. This is never the less a stunning photo.
rd77 on Oct 11, 2011 07:22 (6 years ago)
Wow, looks like we have a second "Gordy" ;-)
That really is an amazing picture of her, I always thought she looked better than the REX.
Did you have to touch up the picture with some software before uploading or did it come out this good right away?
Mr. DOT on Oct 11, 2011 06:51 (6 years ago)
this was defenitly one of the best looking liners of the so called golden years! mrdot.
Clyde Dickens on Oct 11, 2011 06:27 (6 years ago)
Thank you Kyle. Wikipedia has information about her. See
maripaul on Oct 11, 2011 04:23 (6 years ago)
Very nice photo. Looks to me as though she is tied up to one of the New York City's passenger piers, located between pier 84 and 94. I sailed out of those piers several times in the '50s.
Gordy on Oct 11, 2011 03:32 (6 years ago)
I agree, awesome pic, if there is such a thing as beauty in a ship, she certainly beautiful ty
Jimmy Jose on Oct 11, 2011 03:17 (6 years ago)
Wow, what a beautiful ship. What a clear photograph. Thanks for sharing
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