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Aghios Georgios II

Aghios Georgios II

She had loaded esparto grass in Kenitra, Morocco and was bound for Grantown, Fife. On 16 April 1963, she was beached at Norman's Bay, near Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK, following a cargo fire that gutted the accommodation (note there is no deckhead to the wheelhouse).
Owners : Stassa Corp, Beirut
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IMO 5604076.
Ship Type : General Cargo Ship.
Build in 1916 by Bergen Mekaniske Verksted Bergen Norway as " SNAR " for A/S Sjöfart ( S.O Stray & Co Kristiansand as manager ) Kristiansand Norway.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 1.652 / 981 / 2.385.
Machinery : Triple Steam Engine - 869 Shp.

1923 Transferred to Norsk Rutefart ( Same Manager ) Kristiansand Norway.
1926 Sold to A/S D/S Finse ( J.M Johannesen Bergen as manager ) Bergen Norway,renamed " FINSE ".
1934 Transferred to J.M Johannesens Rederi A/S Bergen Norway.
1940 Attached near Namsos Norway by German Aircraft. ( 04.05.1940 ).
1940 Sized by Germans ( O7.08,1940 ) Repaired.
1945 Returned to Owner.
1960 Sold to Strassa Corporation of Panama Beiruth Libanon,renamed " ST.GEORGE ".
1961 Renamed " AGHIOS GEORGIOS II ".
1963 Fire of Eastbourne ( 30.03.1963 ) Beached.
1963 BU Bruges Belgium.
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Andy, many thanks for posting this interesting, albeit sad, photograph of a ship which I had seen on one my first trips to at Avonmouth a few months earlier
best regards. Malcolm Cranfield
 

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Lovely colour contrast, is it photoshopped or did the colours really survive the years so well?
 

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Thanks RHP, that is exactly as photographed and scanned in. The only post production work was to remove of some dust spots, a bit of a crop to frame it a bit better, and a little sharpening.
 

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Thanks RHP, just goes to show it is better to get it right in camera !

Also, just found this piece of film : http://www.britishpathe.com/video/sussex-normans-bay-wreck
 

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