MANCHESTER CHALLENGE and ANNIE JOHNSON

Fairfield
2nd March 2005, 13:26
Thanks to Ron an improved pic of these two regulars at Greenock Container Terminal in the mid 70s with Clyde Shipping tug FLYING SCOUT thrown in for good measure.
Was it ANNIE JOHNSON which became a Costa passenger ship?

tanker
2nd March 2005, 14:29
Oh good Faifield this is interesting .ANNIE JOHNSON and AXEL JOHNSON ,became in 1992 after completly rebuilt COSTA ALLEGRA and COSTA MARINA. Here the ALEXANDRA previous ANNIE JOHNSON ,at Genoa1991 before commencing work of rebuilding.

flyer682
2nd March 2005, 19:27
After flicking back and forth between the two photos, I have to ask - are they the same ship? The ALEXANDRA photo looks to be a smaller ship than that in the top photo, the lifeboat is in a different position and she has a raised after deck.

tanker
2nd March 2005, 19:53
Exactly doubt , my pic is of ALEXANDRA of MSC co built in 1971 as FIERY CROSS ISLE and lenght 145mt . A mistake of my Archieve of ship. Now naturally solved.

Fairfield
2nd March 2005, 21:27
It/s incredible the transformation from container ship to passenger.