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« on: September 30, 2017, 02:42:27 am »

In the summer of 1971, I made a couple of sailings on the Greek-registered ferry that maintained a scheduled service between Ancona, Italy and Haifa, Israel, with stops at Brindisi, Corfu, Athens, Rhodes, Limassol and Famagusta.

The vessel had a swimming pool; did not carry vehicles, but motor bikes could be loaded via the gangway.

Fares (including daily breakfast, lunch and dinner and shared cabin accommodation) were incredibly cheap. I paid, for example, for the full three-day voyage between Ancona and Haifa, $78.00. For my motor bike I paid an additional $15.00 for a total of $93.00.

The fare between Haifa and Athens, via the two stops at Cyprus and Rhodes was $36.00 (again with the room and board).

I have posted a rather poor photograph (from a faded 1971 vintage colour slide): http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2744899
but I cannot find any reference on this Lindos.

Does anybody recognize this vessel possibly under another name...

Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 03:08:39 am »

I have been unable to locate any photographs of Lindos, but vessel
was built in 1952 by the name Lyautey, IMO 5215040;
broken up 1974 at Castellon:

http://www.naviearmatori.net/eng/foto-186807-1.html

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 09:08:49 pm »

Here's a couple, Dirk:

https://www.shippingtandy.com/features/piraeus/
http://www.greekshippingmiracle.org/online/images/SpecialSections/GreekPassengerShipping/66_LINDOS.jpg
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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 03:45:36 am »

https://www.shippingtandy.com/features/piraeus/

This photo you found of the very few available on the web.
shows a date of 23 June 1971 at Piraeus - Athens, Greece.

As I sailed on the Lindos via Athens at the end of June 1971,
this photograph could actually have been taken on that very
same sailing!!!!
What a coincidence, 46 years to the date!!!

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