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wonderful old lady MONTEREY
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No: 968   Contributor: Lee Brown   Year: 1991   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: Gibraltar
wonderful old lady MONTEREY

The Mediterranean Shipping Co. Star Lauro Cruises', wonderful old lady, the 20,046gt.MONTEREY reg.Panama.She is seen here berthed at Gibralter in July 1991.She was built in 1952 as a freighter for the US Maritime Commission by the Bethlehem Steel Company,Sparrows Point,Maryland and converted at a cost of $20million at Portland, Oregon for Matson's round trip sailings to Auckland via Sydney and Honolulu.
Picture added on 09 February 2007
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Nice vessel with a wonderful history. Starting life as a freighter, great.
Lee, do you know whether she still sails?

Added by Marcel G. on 10 February 2007.
The ss Monterey went to the Indian scrappers in Alang late 2006 (under her own steam!). Presently she's half way gone. They call Alang 'the beach of doom'!

Added by Capt.Bill Waldmeier on 10 February 2007.
Hi Capt Bill yes a very sorry site, my son in law said it it was the worse experiance for a seaman to beach a vessell at Alang .its good nite Irean

Added by Paul Mara on 11 February 2007.
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