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Postby shipstamps » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:42 pm

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Built as a container vessel under yard no 1169 by Oy Wärtsilä Ab, at Abo, Finland for A/B Nordstjernen (A.A.Johnson Line), Stockholm, Sweden.
16 Jan. 1969 launched under the name AXEL JOHNSON.
Tonnage 16.284 gross 10.152 net, 14.936 dwt., dim. 174.20 25.75 x 10.39m. Powered by 2 12 cyl. and 2 16cyl geared Pielstick diesels, 26.040 bhp., twin screws, speed 23.0 Passenger accommodation for 6.
June 1969 delivered. After delivery used in the container traffic around the world.
1986 renamed JSS SCANDINAVIA by owners.

The same year sold to Anassis Nav. Co. Ltd, Cyprus, managed by Universal Glow Inc. Piraeus, Greece (Regency Cruises) and renamed REGENT SUN, registered at Limassol, Cyprus.

She arrived at Piraeus on June 3, where some of her equipment was removed, then heading for the Mariotti Shipyard, Genoa. Italy on 15 October, for conversion as a cruise ship.
Her intended name was SEA VENTURE, but due to financially problems it never took place.
1987 Sold to Navy Club Italia S.r.L. (Mediterranean Cruise Lines S.p.A.), Naples and renamed ITALIA.
After her conversion she had a tonnage of 15.932 gross, 7.391 net, 14.936 dwt., dim. 174.20 x 25.75 x 7.90m.
Passenger accommodation for 1.025. Crew 230. In the fall of 1988 her management was transferred to Costa Crociere S.p.A.
1990 Costa Crociere S.p.A., bought her and she was renamed COSTA MARINA. She left for the first time under that name Genoa on 9 Sept. with a total of passengers of 1.025 and a crew of 374.
Tonnage is now given as 25.441 gross and 6.121 dwt.
2007 gives, same owner and manager, IMO No. 6910544.
On the stamp she is the vessel behind the ALBATROS and alongside the quay.
Auke Palmhof

Sources; Register of Merchant ships completed in 1969. Watercraft Philately Vol 49 page 62. ... n_1969.htm
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Re: Costa Marina

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun May 02, 2021 7:55 pm

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COSTA MARINA and Albatros-cruise-ships-in-Stadsgard-Harbour.jpg
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Could carry 672 TEU's.

When AXEL JOHNSON was delivered in June 1969, it was one of the first pure container vessels in the world to be built, a large modern container vessel now embarked on its maiden voyage on the company's well-established Europa - North Pacific line via the Panama Canal to the west coast of North Amerika, and the vessel attracted a great deal of attention in all ports visited.

20 October 2014 arrived under the name HARMONY 1 at Alang, India for demolition, and she was scrapped by MK Sg & Allied who began work on 25 October 2014.

Source: and Internet. Watercraft Philately March April 2003 page 62.
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