Historic ship in Adelaide South Australia

Dave Gittins

Dave Gittins

Member
I noticed that a small cruise ship called Athena is going to operate out of Port Adelaide this summer. Just to find out a bit about her, I looked her up on Wikipedia. I was amazed to find out her original name. She was once Stockholm and she sank Andrea Doria.

http://tinyurl.com/ah3ttc

She's been much altered over the years and will probably soon fall foul of the 2010 regulations, so locals should see her while they can.

I'm going to be very careful when sailing our waters!
 
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Aly Jones

Member
Hey Dave sir ,i'm the first one to answer you're post YAY.

1948 ship,she's an antiuqe ship.61 year old ship still in servise,i'm shocked. The Olympic was scrapped when she was 25 years old,well good on this old lady!Amazing Stuff
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Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

Member
What's kept the Athena going is a lot of lavish maintainance and even more lavish modifications, practically to the point of a near complete re-build. Had I not known of her pedigree when I first saw some recent photos, I would never have recognized her.
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

Member
From Yahoo Australia:

Cruise ship passengers aground off SA coast
quote:

Two boats from a cruise ship have run aground off Kangaroo Island in South Australia .

The cruise ship Athena visited Adelaide yesterday.

One of the smaller boats ran aground today with about 50 passengers and crew aboard.
More at http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/latest/5297505

Comment: Oh boy!​
 
Dave Gittins

Dave Gittins

Member
If I can run aground off KI I suppose they can. We have plenty of company!

I haven't seen details, but they were very likely making for the little town of Kingscote, which hides behind a sizeable sand bar. It's well marked and you shouldn't hit it, but it probably moves about a bit. (That's not what I hit).

With any luck, I'll be with Athena in Port Lincoln on Tuesday.
 
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Grant Carman

Member
I seem to remember reading somewhere that the "Stockholm" has been purchased by a Swedish businessman, who will restore her to her original appearance and park her as a hotel/conference ship after she is retired.

Hopefully it comes to pass.
 
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Jeff Brebner

Guest
Wikipedia lists her as having avoided a pirate attack last year too.
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

Member
>>With any luck, I'll be with Athena in Port Lincoln on Tuesday.<<

Just make sure you're behind her and not in front of her!
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Beyond that, I hope you have some pretty pictures to post!
 
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