Wednesday, September 21, 2011

MV "DOULOS", the biggest floating library in the world


The MV "DOULOS" was originally built as a cargo ship named SS MEDINA in 1914, she was converted to a passenger ship in 1948 and renamed ROMA. The ship was acquired by LINEA COSTA in 1952 and renamed FRANCA C, she served this Italian operator until 1977 when a German company named "GOOD BOOKS FOR ALL" , a charity organization bought the ship and renamed her "DOULOS", she was for a number of years   the largest floating library in world with an average of 4000 books in the shelves, the vessel made her last world tour in 2009, she is now owned by BIZNAZ RESOURCES a company based in Singapore who plans to preserve the ship. Photos taken in 2004 at Southampton, last time I saw the ship

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