Cortina

tanker
5th October 2004, 16:36
Not the usual great cruise ships but a good view of CORTINA ,this British build
for Blue Star Line was built in 1965 as AUSTRALIA STAR ,she become CONCORDIA GULF in 1972 and CORTINA in 1974 .She served the line Italy-South America for Costa Line. she is pictured at Genoa laid up in 1985 before
scrapping. (some difference on cranes that were changed ,the stulken remain)

Fairfield
5th October 2004, 18:07
Interesting photo.You Italians buy old British ships and give them longer lives!
Look at the old Ben and Union Castle ships which went to Costa and Italia Lines did they not!!

tanker
6th October 2004, 14:26
Yes as you remember i have write in the site of Union Castle and Ben Line for
two of Castle and three of Ben that Italian had buy!!!!

Piero43
5th July 2005, 10:40
Interesting photo.You Italians buy old British ships and give them longer lives!
Look at the old Ben and Union Castle ships which went to Costa and Italia Lines did they not!!

Remember also the old Cunarder "Media" (John Brown, Clydebank, 1947): she was practically rebuilt in Genoa (O.A.R.N. Shipyard) in 1961 to became the CO.GE.DAR. (and later Costa's) "Flavia".
She was destroyed in Hong Kong by fire in 1989 as the Panamian "Lavian".

Piero (*))