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Photo Details
Photographer:Chris Howell [View profile]Title:AURELIAAdded:Apr 06, 2011
Location:Bluff, New Zealand
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built before 1950
owned neg with copyright
photo late M.Downes
Bluff NZ

Considered first Overseas cruise ship to call at Bluff when she arrived on a short NZ cruise, although in reality she operated as a scheduled liner between Europe and Australasia for Cogedar Line of Italy. Her success led to the purchase and rebuilding of Cunard's Media in 1963.

Built 1939 as Huascaran for Hamburg Amerika Line.
1945 to Canadian Government.
1947 to Canadian Pacific renamed Beaverbrae in 1948.
1954 to Cia Genovese di Armamento SpA renamed Aurelia.
1970 To Chandris renamed Romanza.
1991 Romantica.
4/10/1997 fire and beached Limmassol 5/10/1997.
1998 broken up Alexandria.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Romanza (Until 1991 May)
- Aurelia (Until 1971 Mar)
- Beaverbrae (Until 1954)
- Huascaran (Until 1947)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passenger/cargo Ship
Gross tonnage:9,511 tons
Summer DWT:4,810 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1939
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Mr. DOT on Apr 06, 2011 18:48 (7 years ago)
nice pic. of a ship with an extensive history, from it's Germanic roots, post war CPR, then finally it's Greek ownerships! mrdot.
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