1963: Departure of the “Amerigo Vespucci”, Italy Chris July 30, 2012 1960-1969, Transport 7 CommentsFavourited 506 times Add to favourites 7 Responses Cris July 30, 2012 Since the Amerigo Vespucci is an Italian military ship, I doubt that the pictures were taken in Egypt: the women look very much like wives and girlfriens… I’d rather think they were in Italy. Doing a search on the web, I found the first picture posted in facebook, with a caption claiming that it was taken in Naples in 1963, and that Egypt was the destination. https://www.facebook.com/Karl.Marx.Marxism, post dated July 25th 2012 Reply Lavinia July 30, 2012 Interesting cause I had the same doubt. Not sure that’s in Egypt. But can’t find anything about the story of this event online … at least not so far Reply Gio July 31, 2012 It’s the inaugural journey of the Amerigo Vespucci, Naples 1931. (as you can tell easily from women’s fashion and the use of black and white) Reply M.R. Moore August 9, 2012 Those are NOT women’s fashions of 1931, Gio. And black and white was a standard format well into the 1960s and beyond. Reply Momo August 10, 2012 1931?? No way! Reply ahmed emara August 1, 2012 according to the website of the ship,and its record for 1963, this photo in somewhere other than any Arabic country list of ports: LIVORNO, LAS PALMAS, PORT OF SPAIN, LA GUAIRA, KINGSTON, MIAMI, BERMUDA, FUNCHAL, TANGERI, PORTOFERRAIO, LIVORNO. http://www.congedativespucci.it/campagne/campagna1963.html Reply Armin October 10, 2012 There are more pictures probably from the same day on this website, I believe the Italian Ministry of Defence. Makes me think Cris is probably right. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.