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Photographer:MattyBoy [View profile]Title:HS EVROS A415Added:Jul 10, 2017
Captured:June 30, 2017IMO:UnavailableHits:980
Location:Souda Bay, Greece
Photo Category: Auxiliaries
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At Souda Bay.

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Pennant no.:A415
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Trygve Eriksen on Jul 13, 2017 20:43 (13 days ago)
Thanks for better information on this ship.
davidships on Jul 13, 2017 01:25 (14 days ago)
It's not that unusual for navies to purchase merchant ships for service as auxiliaries of one sort or another. But, so far as I can tell, the French Navy never had anything nto do with this ship, but she was sold by the initial French commercial owners to the West German Navy, reportedly in 1961.
MattyBoy on Jul 12, 2017 20:51 (14 days ago)
@davidships. Is that unusual for a vessel not to be built specifically for a navy. So was it just the French navy in those days that 'received' merchant navy ships into their ranks as it were ?
MattyBoy on Jul 12, 2017 20:49 (14 days ago)
Thanks for the link @rgr004. Very interesting to see the original design plans. I wonder what she actually looks like now inside her hull, if she's had any modifications etc and her engine room also. Regards,
davidships on Jul 11, 2017 15:35 (16 days ago)
Built 1956 by Dubigeon-Normandie SA at Nantes-Chantenay (Yd 757) for Société Navale Caennaise, Caen (she was not in the French Navy) as AMALTHÉE, a general cargo ship with additional wine tanks.

It looks as if she had a sister ENÉE (Yd 758, IMO 5104186). See
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=186306
Jim McQuarrie on Jul 11, 2017 10:48 (16 days ago)
EG Norske Veritas
Trygve Eriksen on Jul 11, 2017 10:19 (16 days ago)
Thanks Jim. Drawings made more than 60 years ago. Constructed perhaps 60 years ago. One of her kind, or in a serie? Very special compared to other ships? Even here in Norway we have great challenges in taking care of all ships of special design/history.
Jim McQuarrie on Jul 11, 2017 09:57 (16 days ago)
Plan views done 1956
Trygve Eriksen on Jul 11, 2017 09:51 (16 days ago)
Interesting to see her drawings, but I could not find year of her construction. Is it known?
MattyBoy on Jul 10, 2017 20:43 (16 days ago)
The only interest being shown is that of the seagulls !!
MattyBoy on Jul 10, 2017 20:24 (16 days ago)
That's a shame - she'd make a great museum ship. A smaller version of a Liberty ship. Her masts almost look the same. Unfortunately her freeboard is too low.
Trygve Eriksen on Jul 10, 2017 20:08 (16 days ago)
I am afraid that there is not a crowd of buyers for this old ship. Frenchbuilt, ex French Navy "Almathee", ex German Navy 1961-1974 A1400 "Schwarwald(?)", ex Greek Navy 1976 - 2009 A415 "Evros", mostly in function as ammunition transport ship.
MattyBoy on Jul 10, 2017 17:45 (17 days ago)
Awaiting a sale presumably.
phantom53 on Jul 10, 2017 17:43 (17 days ago)
Believe decommissioned
MattyBoy on Jul 10, 2017 17:36 (17 days ago)
Thanks phantom - is she still active though?
phantom53 on Jul 10, 2017 17:30 (17 days ago)
HS Evros A415, Greek Auxiluary
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