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gambling ship Rex, off of Santa Monica, 1930's

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Old 14th May 2017, 02:32
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gambling ship Rex, off of Santa Monica, 1930's

Does any one have any images or info about the gambling ship Rex which was anchored off of Santa Monica, California, in the !930's. It was operated by the Cornero brothers who had been bootleggers during prohibition.
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Old 14th May 2017, 08:21
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Try this
http://cruiselinehistory.com/the-oth...d-early-1940s/
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Old 15th May 2017, 18:35
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Thank you- This article was just what I was looking for. Cornero offered my father a bartending Job on the Rex in the late 30's but, as he had a brand new family, he wisely turned him down.
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Rex was the former Alaska Packers sailing vessel Star of Scotland, built as the barque Kenilworth by Reid of Port Glasgow in 1887. After being de-rigged and used as a casino barge, she was rebuilt as a 6-masted schooner, again bearing the name Star of Scotland, and sunk by gunfire from the U-159 off the coast of Namibia on November 13, 1942.

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