Norwegian REX, in the background MICHAEL A.
Built 1919, ex Orania, ex Avilesino.
Gross tonnage: 1.108
Net tonnage: 1.074
Propulsion: Triple 3 cyl.
Engine size: NHK 127
Speed: 9,5 kn
11/1919: Skibs A/S Mad
Here is a stern view of Italys Rex, also taken in Genoa, with the ship dressed overall. This ship IMO was one of the few that didnt look as good photographed from the stern. It just seems odd that, with the exception of her funnels, her lifeboats were, for the most part, the tallest structures s
Here's another view of some of histories greatest North Atlantic Liners docked together in New York on 16 September, 1939, just days after the start of World War 2. Only three of these five liners would survive the conflict.
Rex showing off her speed that won her the Blue Riband, as well as the gorgeous lines that classified her as one of the most beautiful ships ever built. This was apparently taken on approach to New York; note the several open gangway doors on the hull and superstructure.
This group shot from the air over New Yorks super liner piers was taken in 1936. It shows the Europa, Rex, Normandie, Georgic, and Berengaria docked between their scheduled Atlantic voyages and cruises. Im not sure of the month this was taken, so its possible the Queen Mary was already in servi
The Italian Liner Rex is shown coming back down the Hudson River after turning around upstream in preparation for her docking on September 16, 1939. The picture was taken from the second class promenade deck of the Aquitania, which had just arrived about an hour earlier. One has got to wonder what
The Aquitania and the Rex are seen together in New York in this image from September, 1939. Aquitania is already painted in a coat of wartime gray, while the Italian liner continued to sail on the Southern route between Italy and New York.
The picture of the Rex appeared on SN a while back, but the original image showed two US warplanes B-17's flying just above the forward funnel. Someone did some fine photo shopping back in a time before any computer program for doing so even existed. Here is link to the original picture: http://ww
The Italian Atlantic liner Rex entering an Italian port shortly after her maiden voyage.
The Rex (51,062 grt/30,623 nrt) was launched on Aug. 1st, 1931 by G. Ansaldo & Co. of Sestri Ponente, Genoa and completed in Sept. 1932. She was a quadruple screw steamer, driven by 12 steam turbines with a