Mediterranean Ferry EOLO

KIWI
7th August 2006, 23:23
Having seen in other threads how much information comes out when a question is put I am asking on behalf of a near neighbour for any information on the above vessel.He travelled on it several times during 60/70's & was impressed by all the brass fittings & that passengers could view reciprocating engines working.Obviously similar to our Earnslaw on Lake Wanaka.I would think the vessel woud be fairly ancient by his description. Kiwi

ruud
8th August 2006, 00:59
Ahoy KIWI,

Are you sure about her name, couldn't it been Eolos?

KIWI
8th August 2006, 21:18
Could well be the spelling,will check today.Neighbour has a photo so will be able to give more information.Kiwi

KIWI
9th August 2006, 04:04
Spelling is indeed EOLO, have a photo in front of me & that is what is on bow.Photo taken in Naples 1974 shows a fairly small vessel,curved bow,well deck & I would imagine a crews focs'le.Bridge has four lifebelts mounted across it for I would say decorative purposes.KIWI

ruud
9th August 2006, 07:29
Ahoy KIWI,
Only thing untill now that was found of an Eolo is this; built in 1936, she should have looked like this?

KIWI
9th August 2006, 22:02
Yours is the same photo as i have in front of me.When I posed question thought it would be you who would reply.My neighbour thought she was built much earlier but the rounded bow cancelled out his date.Thanks for your help.Kiwi

R58484956
10th August 2006, 11:04
SS Eolo 704 tons built 1936 by Cant; Nav;Riuniti, Palermo. 194.0 x 29.9 x 16.3. 2 decks.
3 cyl up & downer built by ship builders at Ancona. Code flags IBII. Cruiser stern.
Owned by "Eolia" Soc;Anon;di Navigazione. Registered Messina. Italian flag. O/No 35.