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Photographer:GEORGE GBIDIS [View profile]Title:SALAMIS ISLAND SCRAPYARDAdded:Aug 27, 2015
Captured:April 17, 1993IMO:UnavailableHits:871
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
Unknown ship of Greek navy at Ampelakia of Salamis island near Piraeus Greece.
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ChrisV71 on Sep 02, 2015 21:39 (3 years ago)
This is ex-Sakipia (A-329), sometimes seen in publications as Sakipis. She was built as LST-50 and converted by the USN into ARB-13 before being transferred to Norway as Ellida (A-534). She was returned to the USN in July 1960 and re-transferred to Greece in September 1960. According to Jane's, she was retired by the Greek Navy in 1977, so she must have just hung around as a hulk for 16 years. That merchant type twin bow boom derrick was the stand out feature that I haven't seen on any other LST conversion. The similar Turkish ships scrapped in 1993 didn't have that feature.
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