Sinking of the SS Conte Rosso. Part 1



Sinking of the SS Conte Rosso. Part 1


The liner Conte Rosso in dazzle pattern camouflage is sailing on a clear night with smoke rising out of the two funnels.

Label reads “30”; signed by the author; caption reads “(1) LA NOTTE dei 3000 del “CONTE ROSSO” 24 MAGGIO 1941. Ore 20.45 Latitudine 36:38 Longitudine 15:40, il piroscafo Conte Rosso è silurato dal sommergibile Upholder e affonda in breve tempo. Le unità di scorta recuperano 1432 naufraghi e 239 salme, sù 2729 uomini imbarcati, Altri 119 risultano dispersi, la perdita del nostro primo transatlantico stazzava 17.048 tonnellate…”

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Angiolino Filiputti, “Sinking of the SS Conte Rosso. Part 1,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 29, 2023,

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