|Photographer:||Paul J. Gallie [View profile]||Title:||DOULOS||Added:||Aug 28, 2005|
|Captured:||February 02, 2003||IMO:||5119105||Hits:||735|
||Special Purpose Ships|
|At Banjul, The Gambia 02-Feb-03. The world's oldest active oceangoing passenger ship. Now operated as a floating book fair.
Built: 1914 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company for the Mallory Steamship Company (USA).
LOA / Beam: 130.35m / 16.60m
MEDINA - The name of a river in Texas, USA. (The NECHES her sister ship, was also given the name of a river.)
ROMA - This name was selected because the ship carried pilgrims to Rome in 1950, the Roman Catholic Holy Year.
FRANCA C - Like all the ships of the Costa fleet, she was named after a member of the Costa family.