DOULOS - Valetta, Malta       Call sign - ICKP     IMO number - 511910     Owner - Doulos Ltd., Malta

Location - Photographed while she was underway possibly in England ??     Photograph Date - unknown
Photographer - Unknown - (Willem VanMaanen's collection)     Added to archive - 22 Feb 2003     Last updated - 22 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid -
  Launched -
  Delivered - 1914

  (a) Medina - flag ? (1949)
  (b) Roma - flag ? (1952)
  (c) Franca C - Italy (1978)
  (d) Doulos - Malta

  As of February 2003 Doulos was still in service. She may be one of the oldest ocean vessels still active

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Passenger / Cruise ship
  Gross tonnage - 6,804
  Net tonnage - 2,226
  Deadweight tonnage - 2,055
  L.O.A. - 130.36 meters (427'8")
  L.B.P. - 123.75 meters (406'0")
  Width overall - 16.82 meters (55'2")
  Width moulded - 16.51 meters (54'2")
  Draught - 5.56 meters (18'2")
  Depth - 10.22 meters (33'6")

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company
  Country - Newport News, Viginia, USA
  Hull number - 176
  Engine builder - S.A. Fiat S.G.M., Turin, Italy
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - C420 18SS double acting diesel
  Horsepower - 8,100 bhp (6,043 kW)
  Speed - 15 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, managers, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* Medina was the second of two sisterships that were built at the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company yard in 1914. Medina was hull number 176 and her predacessor was Neches - hull number 175
* Franca C was owned by Giacomo Costa fu Andrea, Italy (Lloyds 1968-69)
* She was then owned by Costa Armatori S.p.A., Italy (Lloyds 1973-74)
* By the late 1970s she was listed as owned by Doulos Ltd., Malta as Franca C (Lloyds 1978-89)
* As of February 2003 she is still in service as Doulos under the ownership of Gute Bucher Fur Alle, Germany (Doulos Ltd)

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society

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