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Photographer:
Malcolm Cranfield [ View profile ]
Captured:
Sep 27, 1975
Title:
Karpacz
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Feb 22, 2024
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Image Resolution:
3,892 x 2,520

Description:

Polish Ocean Lines' 1972 Romania built KARPACZ approaching the Kiel Canal locks at Holtenau on 27th September 1975, probably on voyage from Szczecin to Antwerp.

Later: 1986 ELIAS E. - 88 FOUR STAR II - 89 EVITA - 93 AGIOS DIMITRIOS - 94 CHRISTINA K. - 97 COSTAS K. - 97 SAINT DIMITRIOS - 98 ELPIDA

Arrested and laid up at Port La Nouvelle from 1st February 2000 until sailing to be scrapped at Aliaga where she was beached on 4th December 2002

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Current name:
ELPIDA

Former name(s):

 -  Saint Dimitrios (Until 1998)

 -  Costas K (Until 1997 Jul)

 -  Christina K (Until 1997 Jan)

 -  Agios Dimitrios (Until 1994 Apr)

 -  Evita (Until 1992 Oct)

 -  Four Star Ii (Until 1989)

 -  Elias E (Until 1988)

 -  Karpacz (Until 1986)

Vessel Type:
General Cargo
Gross tonnage:
1,754 tons
Summer DWT:
1,449 tons

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General cargo ships built 1970-1979 (Under 3000gt) - 6 photos

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M/s Karpacz was a general cargo vessel built in the Drobeta - Turnu Severin shipyard in Romania, ordered by PZM (POLSTEAM), which was taken over by PLO (Polish Ocean Lines) on January 1, 1970. The ship was launched on April 14, 1971, entered into service on July 28, 1972, on the Szczecin - London line. During one of the cruises in the North Sea in 1980, she suffered a very dangerous list. At risk of overturning, it safely reached Rotterdam. From 1982, she was employed on various Western European lines. In September 1986 the vessel was sold and registered under the Sri Lankan flag. The name was changed to ELIAS S.
Later, she changed owners and names several times - to: FOUR STAR II, EVITA, AGIOS DIMITRIOS, CHRISTINA K, COSTAS K and finally ELPIDA. She remained in custody in France from February 2000 to December 2002, after which she was sold and scrapped in Aliaga, Turkey.
Ships of this series should never have been built. During operation, permanent problems with stability were noted. The mentioned problems of m/s KARPACZ( in 1980) ended happily. Unfortunately, two ships from the series sank (m/s KUDOWA ZDROJ and m/s BUSKO ZDROJ), resulting in a total of 44 deaths. Stability problems were attempted to be solved by removing the cargo gear and mast No. 2. Did it really help?; The metacentric height ( GM) was slightly raised, but from what I remember, sailors were not very willing to board these ships.

Particulars...
Flag: Poland
Home port: Szczecin
Tonnage: 1172/1991 GRT, 505/993NRT, 1449/1919 dwT
Dimensions: 85.92 x 12.41 x 4.50 / 5.10 [m]
Number of holds/hatches: 3/3
Passengers: 6 in three double cabins
Drive: 1 x ZGODA-SULZER 6TAD48
Power: 2,250 horsepower (1,656 kW)
Speed 14.6 knots
Classification society: PRS

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