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Name: CITY OF YORK
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/03/1953
Completed: 10/1953
Builder: Vickers-Armstrong Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 122
Dimensions: 13345grt, 7523nrt, 11400dwt, 541.0 x 71.2 x 28.5ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SCSA, Doxford type, 6cyl (670 x 2320mm), 12650bhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 17.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 185966
History:
10/1953 Ellerman Lines Ltd, London
1971 Pandiestra Oceanica Navigation SA, Piraeus; renamed MEDITERRANEAN SKY
01/2003 Capsized
No further history known
Comments: 1971: Converted to a roll on roll off capability
08/1996: Arrested at Patras, Greece
26/11/2002: Beached at Patras
By 01/2003: Capsized at Eleusis, Greece


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as MEDITERRANEAN SKY copyright Aristo

Above photo as MEDITERRANEAN SKY copyright Soren L Hviid