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The sinking of the Seabreeze 1

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    In 1999 there was a groovy TIS cruise from NY to Halifax on the Premier cruise ship the
    "Seabreeze 1".
    She was an older ship, had a handful of names in her lifetime.

    Premier went belly up in 2000, and the seabreeze 1 sank in a storm off the Carolina's after taking water. (with no loss of life).

    I beleive she had been built for the Italian line around the same time as the Andrea Doria.
    Does anyone have any inormation on the early life of the Seabreeze 1.

    For starters, where and when was she launched,
    and what was her original name?
    Im still amazed my small cabin is now 5000 feet down..

    regards

    tarn Stephanos

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    Scott R. Andrews
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    Tarn,

    She started life as Costa Line's Federico C back in 1958.

    http://www.timetableimages.com/marit...s/costa66i.htm

    Regards,
    Scott Andrews

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    Thank you Scott!
    Here is another question..Within the last 15 tears, a two funneled liner, I beleive once of the America line sank en route to a middle eastern scrapyard..
    The sinking photos were the most dramtic Ive seen.
    Does that ring any bells?
    Thanks again

    regards

    tarn Stephanos

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    I think your thinking of the America, a 33,000 GRT ship. she was troopship during WW2, her troopship name was West Point. unless your thinking of a ship from another american line, (Example, American Exports Line, Dollar Line, Mattson Line)

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    Scott R. Andrews
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    Tarn,

    There are two possibilities that come to mind given the description. The first, as Jesse notes, was the former United States Line's America (1940), which last served as the Chandris Line's Australis:

    http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/dgriff/index.html

    The second, which last served as Chandris Line's Britanis, began her career as the Matson Line's Monterey back in 1932:

    http://www.ports.co.za/didyouknow/ar...2_31_2635.html

    http://www.rhmsamerikanis.co.uk/mywe...is-sinking.htm

    Regards,
    Scott Andrews

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    Tarn, here's a bit more on Seabreeze I.

    Built by Ansaldo in Genoa, 1958. Original name possibly Starship Royale.

    IMO 5113230.
    184.61m LOA.
    24.06m Beam.
    8.84m Draft.
    Speed 20 knots.
    5,671 dwt
    15,483 GRT.
    Dave Gittins
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    http://titanicebook.com/Book.html

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    Scott R. Andrews
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    Hi Dave,

    The SeaBreeze was originally built as the Federico C for the Costa Line:

    http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/CostaJPEGS/FedericoC_02.jpg

    Starship Royale was the ship's name while under Premier Cruise Line's ownership from 1983 to 1988:

    http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/PremierJP...ipRoyale01.jpg

    In 1988, the ship was sold to Dolphin and renamed SeaBreeze:

    http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/PremierJP...01_Dolphin.jpg

    She retained this name when Dolphin was later absorbed by Premier:

    http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/PremierJPEGs/SeaBreeze02.jpg

    The links with take you directly to postcard images on the Simplon Postcard website.

    regards,
    Scott Andrews

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    Thanks Scott.
    It was the Monterey i was thinking about...
    Those photos are breathtaking...

    Thank you very much, Dave for the additional Seabreeze info...

    I have nice photos of the Seabreeze from the 99' TI cruise to Halifax, and would attach them to this thread, If I knew how..

    There was a watertight door outside my cabin, which I suspect is closed today....

    Since she is now on the sea floor, I dont feel guilty anymore for clogging the toilet...

    Regards

    Tarn Stephanos

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    Jamil Sepulveda
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    im just wondering, what were the dimensions of the ship? thanks,

    jm

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