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Photographer:Gianpaolo [View profile]Title:WarwickshireAdded:May 22, 2006
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Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built before 1950
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This is one of the 4 sisters similars of Shaw Savill line pict.end 60s.I suppose ATHENIC. Can Anyone confirm this?
Many Thanks
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Alexandros Papayannis on May 23, 2006 10:56 (10 years ago)
The Warwickshire of Libby Line was sold to Typaldos company (Greece)along with its sistership Leistershire in 1965 and converted to passenger/car ferry with side loading doors. It was named CHANIA and was employed in the Pireus-Heraklion (Crete) route. Its sistership Leistershire was named HERAKLION and was employed in the Pireus-Chania route (also Crete)until 8 December 1966 when it was lost during a severe storm with 285 souls near Falkonera island in the Aegean sea. Chania continued till the collapse of Typaldos company in 1967 and was laid up. It was sold for scrap in the mid-70's.

Alexander Papayannis
Athens, Greece
Alexandros Papayannis on May 23, 2006 10:56 (10 years ago)
The Warwickshire of Libby Line was sold to Typaldos company (Greece)along with its sistership Leistershire in 1965 and converted to passenger/car ferry with side loading doors. It was named CHANIA and was employed in the Pireus-Heraklion (Crete) route. Its sistership Leistershire was named HERAKLION and was employed in the Pireus-Chania route (also Crete)until 8 December 1966 when it was lost during a severe storm with 285 souls near Falkonera island in the Aegean sea. Chania continued till the collapse of Typaldos company in 1967 and was laid up. It was sold for scrap in the mid-70's.

Alexander Papayannis
Athens, Greece
Michael Meredith on May 24, 2005 09:49 (11 years ago)
Very definately Bibby Line. One of two sisters built at the end of the forties as replacements for older units on the UK Burma service.

Leicestershire 0r Warwickshire.

They were the last passenger/cargo vessels built for Bibby's Burma service. The route went cargo only and was subsequently withdrawn. Bibby moved into cargo ships for charter to other liner services then to bulk carriers and presently Gas Carriers.
Paul Strathdee on May 06, 2005 07:01 (11 years ago)
Don/t think it/s a Shaw Savill.Judging by the vents on the masts and the red backgrounded bow crest I would say it/s a Bibby Line ship.
David L Smith on May 03, 2005 15:56 (11 years ago)
This is not a Shaw Savill ship, but the ss Warwichshire of Bibby Line Ltd (Liverpool) built 1948 8,917 tg. she carried 76 passengers.
Kent Malo on Apr 27, 2005 13:18 (11 years ago)
Athenic was a much larger vessel than the one shown here, I will try to name her for you.
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