Sinking of the Britanis formerly the Monterey


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I was going through my old issues of the TI journal Voyage, and found a nice article about a very old cruise ship- the Monterey, launched in Quincy MA in the 30s, which was still in service up until about 10 years ago. She was used as a troop ship in ww2, and passed through different owners and names. She sank en route to a middle eastern scrap yard (thuen under the name Britanis)- some chap who was on the tug took snaps hes selling- heres a website that shows a couple of the photos..

regards

Tarn Stephanos

I wonder if there are any other pre ww2 liners still in service?


http://home.worldonl ine.co.za/~snai/brit -sinking.html
 
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Thanks for that Tarn,

The ship is the former S.S. Lurline, which sinking event we followed under another thread. A plan to bring her to San Francisco to be made into a hotel didn't work out, and then the ship sank on its way to the breakers. This ship was originally with the Matson Lines, and was quite famous.
 

Kyrila Scully

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When I opened the photo from my email, I was startled to see the lifeboats were still on the davits! I came here immediately to read the context. Glad to know it was empty of passengers and crew when it foundered.

Kiki
 

B Portwig

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two ships - britanis and regent sea - off sa waters - uncanny similarity
 

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