|Photographer:||Lee Brown [View profile]||Title:||EL HORRIA||Added:||Aug 02, 2007|
||Steam Ships (Operating and Preserved)|
|Egyptian Royal Yacht Built in 1865 she this one of the oldest steam vessels still afloat. EL HORRIA was commissioned for the Khedive of Egypt as the royal yacht Mahroussa.She was built in England by Samuda Brothers of Poplar and she was originally powered by twin paddle wheels.These were replaced in 1872 by triple screws powered by steam turbines. After the abdication of King Farouk in 1951, Mahroussa was taken over by the govt.renamed El Horria and used as a naval training ship spending most of her career in the eastern Med. In 1976, at the age of 111, she sailed to New York to take part in the International Naval Review held to commemorate the US bicentennial. Photograph taken at Alexandria in August 1993.
Thanks to Mark for info.