SS CONTE ROSSO
SS Conte Rosso was
an Italian ocean liner that entered service in 1922
carrying passengers between Italy and New York.
She was the first new transatlantic liner built
after World War I and the largest Italian liner to
Named after Amadeus
VII, Count of Savoy, the so-called "Red Count", the
Conte Rosso was noted for her lavish Italian
interior decoration. Because much of its sailing
would be in warmer waters, the designers included an
outdoor dining area, unusual for ships of this era.
Her sister ship was SS Conte Verde.
In 1928, Conte
Rosso began service between Italy and South America.
In 1932, she began serving the
Trieste–Bombay–Shanghai route, and thus became one
of the major escape routes for the Jewish population
of Germany and Austria as Shanghai was one of the
few places that did not require paid emigration
During World War
II, Conte Rosso was used as a troop ship by the
Italian Government until May 24, 1941, when she was
torpedoed and sunk by HMS Upholder. The
sinking occurred 16 km off the coast of Sicily while
in convoy from Naples to Tripoli. Of the 2,729
soldiers and crew aboard, 1,300 were killed.
This SS Conte Rosso ship model features:
hull construction, weighing less than 10 lbs (A
solid hull of this model would be over 30 lbs
which feels like a heavy toy rather than an art
- Hollow superstructure is comprised of many
individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not
several solid pieces of wood stacking on top one
- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to
the hollow structures.
computer-printed paper deck
- >95% of parts are wood and metal.
36" long x 12" tall x 7"
wide (including base dimensions)
S & H is $90
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