Adelphi Yemelos - Piraeus, Greece

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The 1977-built, 17,089-dwt, 10,546-grt, general cargo ship Adelphi Yemelos is seen in this photograph while she was transiting upbound in the Welland Canal in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada on May 1st, 1979.

She was built in Fukuoka, Japan by Fukuoka Zosen K.K. as Adelphi Yemelos. Through her career she sailed as Adelphi Yemelos (84), Arabian Express (00) and finally Virginia 1 under the flag of Belize. Early in 2001 after an average length career she was sold by associates of Coral SGA Maritime Ltd to Indian ship breakers for around $770,000 (US). Virginia 1 arrived at Alang, India on March 14th, 2001 where she was later dismantled.

Information courtesy Marine News (The World Ship Society), Lloyds Registers and the Fairplay Internet Ship Register

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