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Name: CITY OF YORK
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/03/1953
Completed: 10/1953
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 122
Dimensions: 13345grt, 7523nrt, 11400dwt, 541.0 x 71.2 x 28.5ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SCSA, Doxford type, 6cyl (670 x 2320mm), 12650bhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 17.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 185966
History:
10/1953 Ellerman Lines Ltd, London
1971 Pandiestra Oceanica Navigation SA, Piraeus; renamed MEDITERRANEAN SKY
No further history known
Comments: Sisters CITY OF PORT ELIZABETH, CITY OF EXETER, CITY OF YORK & CITY OF DURBAN
Built for the London, Las Palmas, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London,
Durban, Lourenco Marques (now Maputo) and Beira service
Accommodation for 107 x 1st Class passengers
1972: Converted to a limited roll on roll off capability
26/11/2002: Taking in water, so beached at Eleusis
By 01/2003: Capsized at Eleusis, Greece


Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo is copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo is copyright of Malcolm Donnelly

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as MEDITERRANEAN SKY is copyright of Simon

Above photo as MEDITERRANEAN SKY is copyright of Carlo Martinelli

Above photo as MEDITERRANEAN SKY is copyright of Peter J Fitzpatrick

Above photo as MEDITERRANEAN SKY is copyright of Soren L Hviid