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Name: Conte Grande Owner: Lloyd Sabaudo Line / Italian Line Builder: Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino Launched: 29 June 1927 Maiden voyage: 13 April 1928 Fate: Scrapped, 1961. General characteristics Tonnage: 25,661 GRT Length: 198.9 m (624 ft) Beam: 23.8 m (78 ft) Propulsion: Parsons type turbine, twin screws, 24,000 hp Speed: 22,3920 knots (sources vary) Capacity: 1,718 passengers The SS Conte Grande (Italian for "Large") was a Lloyd Sabaudo Line ocean liner built in 1927 by Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino in Trieste, Italy, to service the transatlantic passenger line between Genoa, Italy, and New York City. Launched on 29 June 1927, her maiden voyage was from Genoa to Naples to New York City, which occurred on 13 April 1928. In 1932, after acquisition by the Italian Line, she was transferred to the South America service but was laid up in Santos, Brazil in 1940. During World War II, she was captured by the United States and was used as an American troopship -- renamed USS Monticello (AP-61) in 1942. After the war, in 1947, she was returned to the Italian Line and renamed the Conte Grande. After a two year hiatus, in 1949, she resumed service to South America. In 1960, she was transferred from the Italian Line to Lloyd Triestino (also chartered by Italian Line), where she served for another year until being scrapped in 1961. Her sister ship was the SS Conte Biancamano. Rgds

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Shipowner Lloyd SABAUDO - poi Soc. ITALIA
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IMO Number
Type of ship Ocean Liner - Passenger ship
Year of build and builder
Date 1928
Place Trieste
Added on 05/12/2007
Dimension 3258 x 2522
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