The North Tower of the World Trade Center and RAFFAELLO's towering forward funnel are seen in this Lido Deck view, taken as the Italian liner headed downstream on the hot and humid afternoon of 28 July 1973.
Italian pass/cargo RAFFAELLO, imo 5289106/ 275,7m/ 26,5kn/1.775pax/ 715crew; 97/07/1965 completed by Cantieri Riuniti dellAdriatico, Trieste, for Italia SpA di Navigazioni, Genoa; 06/06/1975 laid up; 1977 RAFFAELLO, Iranian government (Navy); 02/11/1982 sunk by air launched guided missile and scu
Turbo nave RAFFAELLO outward bound from the Port of Naples c. 1966 escorted by the tug VESUVIUS and the Sorrento ferry SANTA LUCIA.
Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches.
Singed and dated... 6 Sept, 2011 (today!)
B 1965Ansaldo Soc. p.Anon., Genoa. T 45,911 g,24,572n.
D 905/275.84 oa, 800.5/243.99 bp x 101.9/31.06 x 51.8/15.79.
E Tw scr, 4 stm turb, drg, 87,000 shp, 4 wt bIrs, 900 psi. 2911:2 kts. By Ansaldo Stabilimento Mecc. H I1 dks. B & F 799/243.5. Upp B & F 822/25