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MV AKDENIZ Double Decked!, Part Two

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Part Two of Peter Knego’s Double Decked! Feature aboard the still very elegant but endangered 1955-built Turkish liner AKDENIZ, now serving as a classroom and training ship at the Istanbul Teknik University in Tuzla, continues with a look at the ship’s lower decks: A Deck, B Deck, C Deck, D…

HASSAYAMPA, KAWISHIWI And PONCHATOULA, On The Way To Breakers

HASSAYAMPA, KAWISHIWI And PONCHATOULA, On The Way To Breakers

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HASSAYAMPA, KAWISHIWI And PONCHATOULA Historic Naval Ships To Be Scrapped By Shawn J. Dake They may not have been the most glamorous ships afloat but without them, the U.S. Navy would have been out of gas; or more correctly oil for fuel.  Now three more units have left the dwindling…

SS FRANCE “Paquebot FRANCE, Design Embarqué”

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The exhibition “Ocean Liner France, Design at sea” closed its doors in the Spring of 2014 at the Musee d’Art et d’Industrie  (Museum of Art and Industry) in Saint-Etienne, France.  The exhibition ran from October 2013 and closed in April 2014 with some 31,000 visitors to the Museum. MaritimeMatters has been in touch with…

BALMORAL Restoration

BALMORAL Restoration

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Waverley Steam Navigation Company’s 1949 built MV BALMORAL is undergoing a dry docking at Sharpness, an English port in Gloucestershire on the River Severn. BALMORAL has been laid up in Bristol for almost two years while work to raise £350,000 for its full restoration took place. The fund was set up by owners,…

The Axe Falls On 107 Years Of Service: ST. MARY’S CHALLENGER

The Axe Falls On 107 Years Of Service: ST. MARY’S CHALLENGER

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Last Sunday, November 11, 2013, saw the final sailing of the ST MARY’S CHALLENGER (ex WILLIAM P. SNYDER, ELTON HOYT II, ALEX D. CHISHOLM, MEDUSA CHALLENGER, SOUTHDOWN CHALLENGER). According to Richard Weiss, who sent me these pictures of her (taken in 1999), along with the details in this article, the self-unloading cement…

CITY OF ADELAIDE Formally Renamed

CITY OF ADELAIDE Formally Renamed

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On Friday, 18 October 2013, the world’s oldest clipper ship CITY OF ADELAIDE will be officially renamed at a ceremony presided over by His Royal Highness, The Duke of  Edinburgh at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London. The event will bring CITY OF ADELAIDE close to the historic clipper CUTTY SARK on the…

Clipper CITY OF ADELAIDE To Return To Her Namesake Port

Clipper CITY OF ADELAIDE To Return To Her Namesake Port

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The world’s oldest clipper and the only surviving purpose-built sailing ship to bring migrants from Europe to Australia is being readied in Scotland for her voyage back to Adelaide. The 1864-built CITY OF ADELAIDE has been saved from destruction. When I last wrote about this ship in MaritimeMatters it was August…

SAPPHIRE Retro-Decked! Part One — Remembering Louis Cruises’ MV SAPPHIRE (ex ITALIA, etc.)

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Often referred to as a miniature OCEANIC, the ITALIA was the last ship designed by the brilliant Gustavo Pulitzer-Finale and helped firmly establish Princess Cruises as a leading force in the cruise industry.  She went on to enjoy many other successful careers, ending her days with Cyprus-based Louis Cruises as…

From The Great Lakes To The Baltic Sea: The BRAHE (ex-USS PCE 830, HMS KILCHRENAN) At 70

From The Great Lakes To The Baltic Sea: The BRAHE (ex-USS PCE 830, HMS KILCHRENAN) At 70

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From the Great Lakes to the Baltic Sea: the BRAHE (ex-USS PCE 830, HMS KILCHRENAN) at 70 by Kalle Id   On 14 May 2013, the small Finnish coastal cruise ship BRAHE begun her summer cruise season out of Helsinki. Built in Chicago as a patrol vessel in 1943, little…

S.S. UNITED STATES, The Turkish Years 1992 – 1996: What Might Have Been

S.S. UNITED STATES,  The Turkish Years 1992 – 1996:  What Might Have Been

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S.S. UNITED STATES The Turkish Years 1992-1996: What Might Have Been By Shawn J. Dake A little known chapter in the history of America’s flagship the s.s. UNITED STATES is contained within those lost years the ship spent in Turkey and the Ukraine between her final two crossings of the…

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