julian anstis
9th May 2005, 20:04
Built 1951 at Leghorn 5173tns seen wrecked at Salamis Bay 1980 photo courtesy P.W.Hobday.
All contributions welcome if you can add anything else to her history.

david smith
9th May 2005, 20:29
Enotria was a name used by Adriatica Line, but this one is too small for the 1951 ship.

julian anstis
10th May 2005, 10:08
Thanks David,

That info did put me on to this picture of her when she was with Adriatica Line so she is the same one. But stuck again as to her history when she was the KAWTHER which seems to have Middle East origins to the name.

photo from the collection of Bjorn Larsson.

10th May 2005, 10:39
She had a sister MESSAPIA, here at Genoa 1969.

julian anstis
10th May 2005, 10:59
Thanks Tanker,

Do you know what happened to her as the KAWTHER...?

10th May 2005, 19:28
Remember an old Glen Line ship became SAUDI KAWTHER so possibly from there?

26th August 2005, 23:29
She is indeed the former Enotria.
She was renamed Kawther under the Cypriot flag but apparently never used.
she ran aground just outside Pireuas in the last day of 1979, on her way to the shipbreakers. She was declared a CTL and I suppose that she was soon removed and scrapped.

2nd November 2009, 01:57
Hi Aristo,
Im interested to find out what happened to the Enotria...I sailed on her from Venice to Cyprus in 1971 and feel very sad she ran aground in 1979 on her way to the shipbreakers...She obviously wanted a more dignified ending!! Also,what does CTL mean please? Do you know any other details about her please?
Many thanks

K urgess
2nd November 2009, 10:25
CTL = Constructive Total Loss
Check Miramar - ID 5102546

27th November 2013, 22:07
She had a sister MESSAPIA, here at Genoa 1969. Messapia went on to sail as ZAMZAM, but I have no idea of her "final destination." I sailed on her Israel-Italy in January, '67

28th March 2014, 13:51
I sailed on the Enotria from Venice to Israel in 1970 as a passenger with my Mum, and did the return trip six weeks later on the Messapia.
Had a short romance on the way out, but came back unwell with glandular fever so spent most of my time in my bunk ;(