MV Doulos (1977-2010) - MS Franca C (1952-1977) - SS Roma (1948-1952) - SS Medina (1914-1948)

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A superbly built American built ship that sailed into History and she remains with us to this very day!

With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian, Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer & Author

Commenced in the Passenger Shipping Industry in 1960

 

A superbly built American built ship that sailed into History and she remains with us to this very day!

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SS Medina (1914-1948) was sold and renamed: SS Roma (1948-1952)

MS Franca C (1952-1977) - MV Doulos (1977-2010)

Doulos Phos (2010 - ) A land-locked Hotel at Bintan, Indonesia

MV Doulos

“A Ship Like no Other”

By Reuben Goossens 

--MV Doulos--

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Bridge, forward superstructure and funnel

Photograph by & © copyright 1999 Reuben Goossens 

 

Original 1914 SS Medina ladder, from Boat to Captains deck - looking forward, starboard

Photograph by & © copyright 1999 Reuben Goossens

 

Almost original 1914 Medina Bridge - looking starboard

Photograph by & © copyright 1999 Reuben Goossens

  

Sharing a joke with Captain Greame Bird in the Chart Room

Photograph by & © copyright 1999 Reuben Goossens

La Spezia builders plate for both the Roma - 1949 and Franca C – 1953

Photograph by & © copyright 1999 Reuben Goossens

 

 

Above and Below: Engine Room - looking aft

Photograph by & © copyright 1999 Reuben Goossens

 

 

An interesting shot revealing her thick hull plating!

Photograph by & © copyright 1999 Reuben Goossens

 

 

Above we see the ships forecastle

Photographs by & © copyright 1999 Reuben Goossens

Whilst below we see the far aft of the ship and her many lines, being very thick ropes

 

 

 

 A fine view of that rare Counter Stern

Photograph by & © copyright 1999 Reuben Goossens

 

Note the new electric crane and new forward mast

 Photograph by & © copyright 1999 Reuben Goossens

 

Sunrise on the Doulos

Photograph by & © copyright 1999 Reuben Goossens

 

The graceful Doulos in Sydney Australia

Photograph by & © copyright 1999 Reuben Goossens

 

Boat Drill

Provided by the ships photographer

 

The Doulos in other ports

 

A fine photograph of the MV Doulos in Bremerhaven July 31, 2004

Photograph © 2004 - Raoul Fiebig

 

Doulos seen in Germany*

 

 

Above & below; Here we seer her berthed in Piraeus, Greece*

 

 

Doulos in the UK*

 

The sun rises on the Doulos in Sydney, July 1999

Photograph by & © copyright 1999 Reuben Goossens

 

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