ASTORIA on TLS

The cruise ship ASTORIA and MAGELLAN on the TLS on 28/5/2016.  The ASTORIA has had a long list of previous names as listed . She was built in 1948 yes 1948 as the Swedish ship STOCKHOLM then :                                             

  VOIKERFREUNDSCHAFT             

  VOLKER    then

  FRIDTJOF NANSEN    then

  ITALIA 1    then

  ITALIA PRIMA    then

  VALTUR PRIMA    then

  CARIBE    then

  ATHENA    then

  AZORES    then

  ASTORIA. 

  In july 1956 she was in collision with the luxury liner ANDREA DORIA and the much larger liner sunk.  She is now at 15,641 grt with 556 passengers.

By Jack Willis
By Jack Willis
By Jack Willis
By Jack Willis
By Jack Willis

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