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Acknowledgements: Persons

 

 

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We thank:

 

(in alphabetic order)

 

 

Andrew Bryant (San Francisco, California): for his story about his travel.

 

Antonio Esposito (Prato, Italy) Kitchen Coommissary aboard of Raffaello : for have sent us a rare photo of Raffaello passing below the Verazzano bridge and other material.

 

Arlette Avakian (USA) : for the photos sent us.

 

Armin Baumann (Switzerland) : for the photos of the model in scale 1:100 of the Raffaello showed in the Transport Museum in Lucerne (Switzerland).

 

Avid Pourkaram (Iran) : for the photos of his father Behrooz Pourkaram in service on board of the Raffaello in Iran.

 

Bahram Minovi (webmaster of an internet site dedicated to the Imperial Iranian Navy of the former times): for have sent us some extremely rare photos of the Michelangelo during her life in Iran as floating barracks in Bandar Abbas, in Iran.

 

Bartolomeo Borriello (Torre del Greco - Naples, Italy) (selected first apprendice) and his son Antonio : for have sent us the photos of his service aboard of the Michelanagelo.

 

Bernhard Jung (Hamburg, Germany) : for the photos of his nice and realistic paper model of the Michelangelo.

 

Chad Carleton (Ohio - USA) : for the beautiful images of his travel on the Raffaello.

 

Claudio Serra (Genova, Italy) : For the rare photos sent to us and for the realization of the amatorial documentary "Michelangelo, fine di un transatlantico, fine di un'era" (Michelangelo: end of a liner, end of an era), together with MArio Ciampolini, videomaker in  Genova. (see also the "web-sites"page).

 

Claudio Suttora (Chiavari - Genova - Italy) First Officer: for to have sent us his exceptional and detailed testimony of the Michelangelo's accident of 12 April 1966.

 

Corrado Cattonar (Trieste, Italy) : for have sent us the story about his travel.

 

Dino Alvaro (Italy) apprentice onboard Michelangelo and Raffaello : for have sent us his photos.

 

Francesco Scrimali (Palermo, Italy) : for the photos sent us.

 

Francois (Parigi - France) : For have sent wonderful photos and especially our first big image of the theatre of Raffaello and the first image of a tourist class cabin (Raffaello).

 

Gian Filippo Zichele (Roma) Third Officer : For his statement about the accident of the Michelangelo in 1966 and of the Raffaello in 1970.

 

Giancarlo Criscuolo (Naples, Italy) : Specially thanks for have let us know the most of the interiors of the Raffaello, by his copy of the very rare book "T/N Raffaello", and many other rare and wonderful images.

 

Giovanni Belfiore, captain (Genova) - Officer aboard of the Raffaello: for have diffused the news of the existence of this site among other crew members (among them Giovanni SbisÓ, ex captain of Michelangelo), and for have sent us exclusive images.

 

Giovanni SbisÓ, (Chiavari - Genova) - Officer and vice Captain of the Michelangelo

 

Giorgio Marega (Trieste - Italy) - Officer Cadet on the Raffaello: for all the information sent us.

 

Giuseppe Fariello (Naples, Italy) : Has provided the images of the damaged prow of Raffaello after the collision in 19 May 1970 in Algeciras Bay, in Spain, and other images. He has also provided some information and pictures contained in "The stabilizer systems" page.

 

Giulio Tomei (Naples - Italy) - On board Commissary of the Raffaello , and his son Fabio: for the beautiful images sent to us..

 

Hans Brockmeyer (Amburgo, Germania - employee of the company Eckhardt Marine) : Special thanks for have sent us the sad how much exceptional photos of the Michelangelo partially scrapped at her departure from Iran for her final scrapping in Pakistan. Eckhardt Marine was the company that intermediated the sale and the transfer of the Michelangelo between Iran and Pakistan. Mr. Hans Brockmeyer was tasked to follow the procedure and to write the report about the operation.

 

Ignazio Blasi (Civitavecchia, Italy), room and restaurant staff : for have sent us his statement about the accident of the Raffaello in 1970 and other images.

 

Jay Morgenstern (New York) : for have sent us the photos of his memorabilia and especially the photo of his original ticket.

 

J÷rg Schuster (Dortmund - Germany) : for have sent us the rare color photos of the Michelangelo during its service as floating barracks in Iran.

 

John Mattessich (New Jersey - USA) : for have sent us the detailed fares for the travels in 1967 abd for his story about his travel.

 

Jonathan Boonzaier : for have sent us his photo of the last life boat of Michelangelo still existing in 2004, in Bandar Abbas.

 

Julius F. Apuzzo (Los Angeles, USA): Specially thanks for have let us know the most of the interiors of Michelangelo, by his copy of the very rare book "T/N Michelangelo", and we also thank Julius for his report about his travel and a lot of other wonderful images.

 

Leonardo Carannante (Rom - Italy) waiter on board: for his photos.

 

Lothar Alteweyer (Cologne, K÷ln - Germany) : for the photos sent us.

 

Luigi Negri (Italia) : per le foto inviateci.

 

Marc Antonie Bombail (Neuchatel - Switzerland) : for have sent us his photos of the Michelangelo during the transformation works before to go to its end in Iran.

 

M. Tattoli (New Jersey, USA): for have sent us the images of his collected various memorabilia.

 

Manlio Pasquali (Italia): for the collaboration and the supplied material.

 

Marco Poloni  (Berlin - Germany) : for his precious information about the wreck of the Raffaello in Iran.

 

Marco Sivori (Spoleto, Italy) : for have sent us his photos and of his father Carlo Sivori (1░ machine Officer) aboard of the Raffaello.

 

Mark Krieger (Ohio - USA) : for have sent us the beautiful photos of his travel on the Raffaello.

 

Marina Pace (Naples) : for her work on the English translations of several pages of this site.

 

Mary Milligan (Westport, Connecticut - USA) : for have sent us the story of her journey aboard of the Raffaello.

 

Mauro Sergiusti (Italiy): for his photos of the Raffaello dismissed in Genova

 

Micheal Marshall (New York) : for have sent us the story of his journey aboard Michelangelo.

 

Paolo Angelini (Italy) : for the images sent to us.

 

Pasquale Mennella (Genova): per le foto inviateci.

 

Paolo Pastorino (Italy) : for the photo of his father Giorgio, tecnician for the turbines, at the construction of the Michelangelo.

 

Paolo Serravalle (Genova) : for the rare photos that he has sent us, especially the photos of the radio room of Michelangelo.

 

Peter De Monte (New York) : for have sent us his memories about his travel and other interesting photos.

 

R. Calcagno (Genoa) : for the photos of his service an board.

 

Raffaele Minotauro Officer aboard Raffaello : for have sent us his photos.

 

Richard Volpe (Palm Beach - Florida, USA) : for have sent us the photos and the story of his travel in July 1969.

 

Robert J. Romano (Arlington - Massachusetts, USA) : for have sent us the photos of his travel.

 

Roberto Boracchi (Italy) : for the pphotos sent us.

 

Rolando Sorrentino (Torre del Greco - Naples - Italy) Stoker : for to have sent us his statement about his service in Iran.

 

Rolf Mńrki (Switzerland) : for the photos of his amazing model of the Raffaello.

 

Saverio Pomposo (Torre del Greco - Naples, Italy) : for the precious collaboration to the site and to the collecting of material.

 

Soudie Parnian (USA) : for her memories of her time onboard Michelangelo in Iran.

 

Silvio Di Renzo : for have sent us the story of his journey aboard Michelangelo.

 

Simone Bandini (Pisa, Italy): He has provided the contents of the "Art on board" page, several wonderful images, and precious information that you can found inserted in all the sections of the site.

 

Suzi Cellarosi (Bergamo, Italy) : for have sent us the photos of his father aboard Michelangelo.

 

U. Meischen (Germany) : for the photos of his super detailed model of the Mchelangelo.

 

Venanzio Langella (Torre del Greco - Naples) Cook aboard of the Michelangelo : For his statement about the accident of Michelangelo on 12 April 1966.

 

Vincenzo Sabella (San Antonio - Texas, USA) : for have sent us some images from his journeys.

 

William E. Tangeman : for have sent us his photos.

 

Yassan Behzad (USA) Iranian Officer aboard of the Raffaello : For have sent us his statement (see at "Service Raffaello" page 3)

 

There have also been many other people who have been helpful in collecting material about the Bellezze. We would like to thank also:

 

A. Pisu (Italy)

Alfredo Muccio (Cadet Officer - Italy)

Bruno Blasi (Roma, Italy)

Jerry T. Corleone

Jim Lopilato

Fredericka Silvey Johns (Monaco - Germany)

Gemma Anderson

Giuliano Vivarelli (Brescia - Italy)

Montanari Luca (Italy)

Pasquale Ciaravolo

Paul Bazzini

Sasan Seyrani (Iran)

 
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