Aegnoussiotis - Piraeus, Greece

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The 1963-built, 18,490-dwt, 12,314-grt, bulk carrier Aegnoussiotis is seen in this photograph while she was approaching the entrance of the Welland Canal at Port Weller, Ontario, Canada during the morning hours of a day in May of 1973. She was about to begin an upbound transit through the waterway destined for a port on the upper Great Lakes to load grain. Photo by Barry Andersen.

She was built in Alblasserdam, Holland by the Verolme Shipyard and she entered service as Sunpolycrown. She measured 529' x 71'8" x 31'2.5" and was powered by an 8-cylinder Verolme-built diesel engine that could produce up to 8,480 horsepower and push the ship along at speeds up to 14 knots. In 1970 whe was sold to Kristiansands Tankrederi A/S and her name was shortened to Polycrown. She sailed as such until early in 1973 when she was renamed Aegnoussiotis following a sale to the Aegnoussiotis Shipping Corporation of Greece. This name was very short lived though and by 1974 she had been once again sold. This time she was purchased by the China Ocean Shipping Company and renamed Fu Hai and reflagged Chinese.

In 1983 she was purchased by the Periyar Shipping Corporation of Panama and renamed Ocean Taurus. The ship's career and final disposition beyond this point is unknown.

Above information courtesy Lloyds Registers & Marine News (WSS). If you would like to contribute any additional details about the history of this ship please Contact me so the information can be presented here with the picture.

Posted: December 23, 2002       Last Revised: December 23, 2002
Photo by Barry Andersen (T1, S55) - Copyright © - 1973, 2002

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