|Photographer:||Bob Scott [View profile]||Title:||DAPHNE||Added:||Jan 20, 2019|
|Captured:||October 01, 1976||IMO:||5282627||Hits:||138|
|Location:||Gravesend, London, United Kingdom|
||Cruise Ships built 1950-1960|
|10,545 grt; 3,700 dwt; 503 passengers.
Operator: Delian Athina Cruises SA (John C Karras), Piraeus, Greece. Flag: Panama
Built: 1955 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend upon Tyne, UK. Yard no: 1827.
Propulsion: twin-screws with 2 x six-cylinder, two-stroke, opposed-piston Wallsend Slipway-Doxford 67LBD6 of 13,200 bhp (total) bhp at 112 rpm. Speed: 16 knots.
Built for Port Line, London as 11,683 grt/14,164 dwt part-refrigerated general cargo ship PORT SYDNEY.
1972-sold to John C Karras, Piraeus, Greece, renamed AKROTIRI EXPRESS (Greek flag).
1972-4-rebuilt as cruise ship by Chalkis Shipyard, Piraeus, renamed DAPHNE.
1979-chartered to Costa Armatori for five years, then purchased by Costa.
1996-SWITZERLAND; 2002-OCEAN ODYSSEY (Panama flag); 2002-OCEAN MONARCH (Portuguese/Madeira flag).
2007-to World Cruises Agency, Lisbon, Portugal (Trading as Classic International Cruises). Lisbon, Portugal.
2008-renamed PRINCESS DAPHNE.
2014-to breakers at Alang, India
Photo: Tilbury Landing Stage October 1976