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Name: PORT SYDNEY
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/10/1954
Completed: 03/1955
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1827
Dimensions: 10166grt, 5585nrt, 10950dwt, 532.9 x 70.3 x 28.9ft; (1975: 15833grt)
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, Doxford type, 2SCSA, 6cyl (670 x 2320mm), 13200bhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: 186201
History:
03/1955 Port Line Ltd, London
1972 Chion Shipping Co Ltd, Piraeus; renamed AKROTIRI EXPRESS
1974 Akrotiri Express Shipping Co (Carras Liner Services), Piraeus
1974 Renamed DAPHNE
1976 Delian Athina Cruises SA, Piraeus
1984 Independent Continental Lines Ltd (Transoceania Armec SpA), Panama
1990 Prestige Cruises NV, Monrovia
1996 Leisure Cruises SA, Switzerland; renamed SWITZERLAND
2002 Renamed OCEAN ODYSSEY
2002 Oceanic Cruising Corporation, Panama; renamed OCEAN MONARCH
2008 Golden Laurel Maritime Inc, Madeira; renamed PRINCESS DAPHNE
13/05/2014 Renamed DAPHNE
07/2014 Broken up
Comments: 1975: Converted to a cruise liner, 15833grt
2014: Broken up in India


Above photo as PORT SYDNEY copyright of Keith Wood

Above photo as PORT SYDNEY copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as PORT SYDNEY copyright of David Kirby

Above photo as PORT SYDNEY copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as AKROTIRI EXPRESS copyright of D Longly

Above photo as DAPHNE copyright of Rick Garcia

Above photo as SWITZERLAND copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as OCEAN MONARCH copyright of Pedro Baptista

Above photo as PRINCESS DAPHNE copyright of Tomas ?stberg-Jacobsen