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Name: DJEBEL-DIRA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 25/02/1948
Completed: 11/1948
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1854
Dimensions: 4180grt, 2175nrt, 3300dwt, 371.6 x 51.2 x 24.6ft
Engines: 3 x steam turbines
Engines by: CA Parsons & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: n/a
History:
11/1948 Government of France (Cie de Navigation Mixte), Marseille
1970 Spyros Billinis, Piraeus; renamed PHOENIX
1979 Athens Marine Cruises Ltd, Piraeus; renamed MELODY
1986 Hellenic Industrial Development Bank, Piraeus
1990 Cougar Shipping Co, San Lorenzo
06/07/1990 Burned out
Comments: 06/07/1990: Caught fired whilst under repair at Keratsini
Taken in tow & beached on Atalanti Island.
07/07/1990: Fire extinguished, but left derelict
2009: Wreckage removed


Above photos as DJEBEL-DIRA courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as MELODY copyright of Aleksi Lindström

Above photo as MELODY copyright of Jukka Koskimies