|Photographer:||Peter Vercruijsse [View profile]||Title:||MELTEMI II||Added:||Dec 09, 2006|
|Captured:||May 18, 1977||IMO:||5242627||Hits:||3,326|
||Cruise Ships built 1950-1960|
|Location: Hydra, Greece
Port of Registry: Piraeus
Company: Christos Coulovatos
Built: 1955, Uljanik Brodogradiliste, Pula, Yugoslavia, cn 165
History: she was built in Yugoslavia for Jadranska Linijska Plovidba / Jadrolinija as the MOSTAR, registered in Split, and was used for passenger/cargo service along the Yugoslavian coast. In 1964 the port of registry changed to Ploce. In 1966 she was bought by Christos Coulovatos, Greece and was converted for day cruises and renamed MELTEMI II, registered in Piraeus. In 1980 sold to Kvarner Expres and used mainly for day trips to Venice. In 1983 she was sold to Hellenic Mediterranean Cruises and Car Ferry Services / Epirotiki Lines SA and renamed APOLLO I, still being used for day cruises. In 1987 she was sold to Arbuthnot Leasing International Ltd as the APOLLON I and registered in London, UK, where she was further converted for charter work and renamed the same year as PRINCE ALBERT, used as a restaurant / hotel / conference facility. In 1988 ownership changed to Waterman Cruises, Walton on Thames, UK but there was not much work for her, and in 1989 she was laid-up at Tilbury Docks in London. In 1998 bought by Captain George Khanenko / Mersey Maritime PLC / P. Albert Shipping Ltd in Liverpool, UK. In 1995 ownership changed to Tapbold Ltd. In November 2001 the ship was bought by Pedley Marine (a department of Pedley Furniture), Saffron Walden, UK, and immaculately restored as the HARMONY II for use as a display ship for the British contract manufacturing industry, under the St. Vincent and the Grenadines flag. In 2007 restored as an 8-cabin mega yacht for luxury cruises.
Scanned colour negative.