Agia Anastasia - Piraeus, Greece


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The 1959-built, 12,294-grt, bulk carrier Agia Anastasia is seen in this photograph while she was transiting upbound in the Welland Canal during the afternoon hours of a day in August of 1978. At the time it was taken she was sailing southbound in the canal above lock 1 which is located in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. She was destined for the Upper Great Lakes likely to load a cargo of grain. Photo by Barry Andersen.

She was built in Shimizu, Japan by Nippon Kokan and she entered service early in 1959 as Deneb for the Carbonore Corporation, Liberia. She measured 555' x 75'2" x 31'3" and was powered by a 6-cylinder MAN diesel engine that produced up to 7,500 horsepower. It was built by Mitsubishi Nippon Heavy Industries in Yokohama, Japan and it could push the ship along at speeds of up to 15.5 knots.

In 1972 she was sold to the United Ram Corporation, also of Liberia and renamed Saas Grund. In 1976 she was sold to the Agia Anastasia Shipping Co. S.A., Greece and they renamed the ship Agia Anastasia. She sailed as such right up until she was retired during the autumn of 1983. On December 16th, 1983 she arrived at Shanghai, China and she was subsequently run up on one of the scrapping beaches there where she was dismantled.

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


Posted: December 24, 2002       Last Revised: December 24, 2002
Photo by Barry Andersen (t1 - s81) - Copyright © - 1978, 2002

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