RHMS ELLINIS - 1964
THE ‘GREEK LADY’
Ellinis started life as the handsome vessel ‘Lurline’, built for Matson Lines and introduced in 1932. The Greek operator Chandris Lines bought her in 1963, increased her passenger capacity and operated a regular service between England, Greece and Australia as well as occasional cruises. Her re-build for Chandris was extensive and Ellinis proved to be popular. After a long, successful career and with the migrant trade drying up, Ellinis was relegated to cruising in 1975 before finally being laid up and scrapped by 1987. For those that sailed aboard her, Ellinis still conjures memories of fun days spent at sea.
MAX SPEED: 22 KN
This illustration of 'Ellinis' was completed over the course of two weeks in October 2018 by Michael C Brady and involved around 50 hours of drawing. Original plans and high-definition photographs were studied in order to maintain authenticity.
Dimensions: 1200mm x 404mm, 300DPI