Some of histories famous liners are shown docked in New York just two days before the outbreak of World War 2. This image is the reverse view of this picture posted earlier: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/313836/title/n-yharbor-august-30-2c/cat/all
Roma with white hull. A postcard probably from the late thirties. Built 1926 for Navigazione Generale Italiana, later Italia Line. Sister ship of the Augustus. Converted to aircraft carrier during WWII and renamed Aquila. Broken up in La Spezia early 1950s.
The Italian battleship ROMA was commissioned in June 1942. Displacement 45 000 tons, length - 234 meters beam 32 meters,draught 9.5 meters. Armament: Nine guns 380 mm , twelve 152 mm ,four 120 mm and twelve 90 mm guns, fifty 37-mm anti-aircraft machine, three seaplanes.
Built 1926 G.Ansaldo & Co.,Sestri Ponente. T 32,583g, 19,358n.
D 705.6/215.06 x 82.8/25.24 x 47.2/14.39.
E Quad scr, 2 x 4 stm turb, srg, 44,000 shp, 22 kts. By builder at Semprierdarena.
H Steel. 5 + part 6th dks. F 64/19.51. B 393/119.79.
p 375 1st, 600 2nd, 600 3rd. Crew: 510 (varie