|Photographer:||Allan RO [View profile]||Title:||Varna||Added:||May 05, 2008|
||Cruise Ships built 1950-1960|
|OK, as it's Bank Holiday, here is a treat - the classic lines of the former Furness-Withy liner Ocean Monarch seen in Southampton as the Bulgarian Varna.
51 / 13,581gt (BGR) (mpr)
owner : Bulgarian Govt.
manager : NMB
operator : Balkanturist
built : Vickers-Armstrong Ltd., high Walker Yd, Newcastle upon Tyne, GBR
yd # : 119
L - 27:07:1950, D - 03:1951
77 > Venus
78 > Riviera (GRC) - Dolphin (Hellas) Shg. S.A.
80 - gutted by fire which broke out in her boiler room, 28:05:1981, whilst lying at Ambelakia/Greece after modifications for the summer season. She was towed to a position off Kynosoura where she capsized and sank on her side, 01:06:1981
It had been intended that she be renamed Reina del Mar.
photo : Southampton, 05:1970
photo : © Dr. Allan Ryszka-Onions 1970/2008