Welcome intonostalgia to this shipping site, i am sure that you will enjoy it.
Ellinis was intonostalgia too, built for Matson Line as Lurline in 1932 sailing the Pacific routes for that company till 1963 with a spell in between as a TroopShip during WW2.
Sold to Chandris in 63 she underwent a refit at South Shields then commenced regular voyages Southampton to Sydney via Suez returning via Panama. She was also included in the holiday cruise programs from time to time.
She suffered a major engine breakdown in 74, this engine had to be replaced and the only one available was in her Matson Line sister ship Mariposa which was at the time being broken up in Tiawan, the engine was purchased and fitted into Ellinis in Rotterdam and she returned to service in 75.
Ellinis returned the engine and herself to Tiawan in 87, this was her final voyage
Hi. Ellinis was back in service definitely last 1/4 of 1974 as my family spent Xmas on her and we disembarked Auckland January 1975.When the the Ellinis suffered the major engine breakdown in 74, was it the Boilers,Turbine,or Gearbox that gave up?. I left the ":Ellinis in Auckland in February 1974 after sailing from Southhampton on January 3rd to Emigrate to New Zealand.The Boilers must have been in a right state as it was always blowing out black smoke but I was not aware of any other engine problems.
I arrived in Melbourne, Australia February 11th 1967, we settled in South Australia when I was 12. I was under the impression the ship left Southampton in late December 1966. Do you have any ideaMy afmily came over as english immigrants in 1967 on the Ellinis, Are there any other people out there that travelled the same route at this time? I was 6 years old and have some vivid memories abourd the ship and arriving in Australia. My family settled in Perth.