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Photographer:Allan RO [View profile]Title:ACHILLE LAUROAdded:Jan 27, 2011
Captured:March 18, 1993IMO:5390008Hits:5,505
Location:Southampton, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built before 1950
The beautiful Achille Lauro photographed on what was to be her last call to Southampton as she caught fire and sank just a year and a half later.

Built by 'de Schelde' M.V. at Flushing as the Willem Ruys for Koninklijke Rotterdamsche Lloyd N.V. she was delivered on 21 November 1947, although her keel had been laid before the war on 25 January 1939. She was sold and renamed Achille Lauro in 1965. Much rebuilt over the years she was eventually converted to cruising configuration and operated in that role until her loss. She hit the news in 1985 when she was hijacked by a group of Palestinians off Port Said, when 1 passenger was lost. On 30 November 1994 she caught fire off the Somali coast, and finally sank on 2 December.

photo : Calshot, Southampton Water, 18:03:1993
photo : Dr. Allan Ryszka-Onions 1993/2011
Vessel Identification
Name:Achille Lauro
Former name(s):
- Willem Ruys (Until 1965)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:23,478 tons
Summer DWT:3,937 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1947
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (5)

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Manos PETRIDIS on Aug 13, 2012 17:49 (6 years ago)
joe holland on Aug 06, 2011 12:54 (7 years ago)
this would have to be one of the most beautiful photo i have seen of this beautiful ship, sad that she is no longer with us
Michael Donaruma on Jan 28, 2011 13:23 (7 years ago)
Whoa! Its like this photo was taken yesterday! Bravo and thanks for posting this photo. :)
Mike Cornwall on Jan 28, 2011 10:25 (7 years ago)
What a superb photo, stunning light a beautiful colours.
Thanks for posting it.

rd77 on Jan 28, 2011 08:31 (7 years ago)
One of the best shots EVER of this ship! Cracking shot, "wallpaper" quality!
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