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Photographer:garry2a [View profile]Title:DIASAdded:Dec 06, 2017
Location:Ajaccio, France
Photo Category: General cargo ships built before 1940 (Under 3000gt)
1973 Dias enchored at Ajaccio . stayed for a long time in Ajaccio because she was seized by the french customs and renamed "ex Dias"
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Hara (Until 1964)
- Coxy (Until 1955)
- Toneline (Until 1947)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:562 tons
Summer DWT:813 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1928
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Australis on Dec 15, 2017 15:26 (1 year ago)
Bought by Greeks and registered in Lavrion (#14) in 1955 as HARA. She was transferred to Piraeus in 1960 (Reg.# 2123) having been renamed DIAS. Never deleted from the registers, apparently her owners were not eager to state how she ended her life...
garry2a on Dec 10, 2017 09:02 (1 year ago)
thanks Yvon for informations about the ending of these ships . I correct the date
Yvon Perchoc on Dec 10, 2017 00:17 (1 year ago)
The French newspaper LE MARIN dated 09 Nov 1973 said :

- Greek ship DIAS, launched in 1928, was seized by French customs for cigarettes smuggling, on 21 Jan 1971, and then laid up at Ajaccio.
On 21 Oct 1973, she proceeded in tow of an Italian tug, bound to an Italian demolition yard.

- An other Greek coaster GERO-GEORGIAKIS, seized for the same reasons at Ajaccio, was planned to make the same voyage in tow, on mid-Movember 1973.

garry2a on Dec 07, 2017 20:56 (1 year ago)
sorry , I received and not reveided
garry2a on Dec 07, 2017 20:51 (1 year ago)
thanks Rick for your help but I reveived , from the nationalarchives uk , only the Coxy logbook between 1940-1941 and no photo. this cannot help us.
Patalavaca on Dec 07, 2017 17:32 (1 year ago)
I concur that this is most likely 5142592.
That vessel was built as the tanker'Toneline' in 1928 and later in 1955, converted to a cargo vessel.
In those days, I doubt there were many all aft cargo ships built?
However, the overall appearance and especially the midships goalposts with, what appear to be built-in (cargo tank?) vents at the top, point to a classic tanker profile.
The after kingposts, in front of the accommodation look to be an afterthought, perhaps added when the ship was converted. Additionally, note that there seems to be only one small derrick attached to the port side of the goalposts. The goalposts oriiginally providing only the small hose-handling gear for cargo.
I have found the location, in the UK National Archives, of a photo of the 'Toneline', later in life, as the 'Coxy' circa 1939-1946, but there is a fee of 3.50 to download it!
Garry, in case you are that curious, the link is here:
Good luck, regards, Rick
garry2a on Dec 07, 2017 11:09 (1 year ago)
I think so but no other photos to compare
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