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City of York

Post by kevin » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:51 am

Fine view of 1953 Vickers-Armstrong, High Walker build City of York. Does anyone know the story after she bacame Mediterranean Sky? Why was she arrested at Patras?
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Re: City of York

Post by Magoonigal » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:36 pm

Mmmm tis to, splendid!!

Think I've got the info. you want but busy at the moment!! (Working :-( )

If nobody else sorts you out I'll do it later!
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Re: City of York

Post by yorkieman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:04 pm

No idea re arrest. She was sold in 1971 and converted to passenger/ro-ro in 1974.
Laid up at Eleusis from 17/12/1999.
On 26/11/2002 reported listing and was grounded with tug assistance ... presume broken up after that?
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Re: City of York

Post by kevin » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:22 pm

Thanks Paul.
George, Miramar has her as arrested August 1996 at Patras and beached 26.11.2002.

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Re: City of York

Post by yorkieman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:42 pm

Sounds like they had not paid the sherry bills Kevin, 'Marine News' had reports in 1997 and 1998 that creditors had failed to sell her and in 1999 that she was under arrest at Eleusis, sounds like she remained so until her end.
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Re: City of York

Post by kevin » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:56 pm

One has to pay ones sherry bill, hic!!!!!!

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Re: City of York

Post by Albert B » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:33 pm

Interesting story can be seen at http://www.ssmaritime.com/ellerman.htm

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Re: City of York

Post by kevin » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:54 am

Thanks for the link Albert. I think i like her better before she was converted.

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Re: City of York

Post by Deepol » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:10 am

Photos of the aftermath of her conversion and beaching and one of her successor.
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City of York on a Kareageorgis postcard as Mediterranean Sky
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In sorry state
CityOfYork-ErskineJune78.jpg
The next one a general cargo ship built in 1978 by Bremer Vulkan. Taken in June 1978.
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Re: City of York

Post by kevin » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:25 pm

For sure she was better looking before the conversion, but a sad end.

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Re: City of York

Post by peter sommerville » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:40 pm

Ellermans postcard of her
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Re: City of York

Post by Deepol » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:09 am

An interesting old shot of she and CITY OF EXETER under conversion.
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