Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"SPIRIT OF LONDON" of 1972

"SPIRIT OF LONDON" was built in 1972, the ship was originally ordered in 1970 by NORWEGIAN CARIBBEAN LINE to CANTIERI NAVALI DEL TIRRENO as the SEAWARD, the company was met with financial dificulties and was taken over by the IRI GROUP who cancelled the building of the vessel, following troubled times the unfinished hull of the ship was sold to P & O who resumed the building and eventually finished the ship as the "SPIRIT OF LONDON", she was just over 17000 GRT and had capacity for 700 passengers, she was withdrawn from service in 2008 as the FLAMENCO and after a period of two years laid up, the ship was scrapped at Alang in 2010 as the FLAMENCO-1. Postcard of my private collection

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