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Photographer:Willem Oldenburg [View profile]Title:AmerikanisAdded:Jan 23, 2008
Location:Ijmuiden, Netherlands
Photo Category: Cruise Ships built 1950-1960
Amerikanis dock in the locks of IJmuiden, on her way to Amsterdam.

Name: Amerikanis
Flag: British
Length: 175,7 m / Breadth: 22,7 m
Gross tonnage: 17041 GT
Built: 1952
Yard: Harland & Wolff - Belfast/Northern Ireland
Former name: Kenya Castle
History: She start as the Kenya Castle (Union-Castle Line), sailed around Africa service for some years before being purchased by the Chandris Shipping family(now Celebrity Cruises) in 1967. She was leased to Costa Cruises (ship was still owned by Chandris) from 1980-1984.
After regaining the distinctive Chandris "X"on her funnel, she went to serve for another 12 years.
In 1996 she was laid up in Greece, in 2000/2001 she was sold for scrap. Sometime in 2001, the Amerikanis made her way to Alang - India breakers.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Amerikanis (Until 2001 Jul)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:18,458 tons
Summer DWT:2,866 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1952
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Willem Oldenburg on Jan 14, 2008 14:13 (10 years ago)
Hello Finn

Thanks for your comment.

Finn Tornquist on Jan 14, 2008 11:31 (10 years ago)
Beautiful old liner! I saw her often in New York in the 1980s. Built as KENYA CASTLE for Union Castle Line, UK, for service to South Africa. Sure wish she was still around! Thanks. Finn
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