MV Aureol 1951 Passenger Ship – Single Tea Pot
Royal Worcester single coffee pot off the Elder Dempster Line Passenger Ship MV Aureol
Built by Alexander Stephen and Sons at Glasgow in 1951
We were at Alang to see her scrapped, then known as the ‘Marianna VI’, and subsequently bought as many fittings as we could
Superb brown glazed pot with iridescent sheen – perfect for wintery hot chocolates and marshmallow
5.5in height x 4.5in width base
Following information is taken from ‘Maritime Matters’.
Elder Dempster Lines, Liverpool. Built by Alexander Stephen and Sons at Glasgow
She was launched March 28, 1951 and began her maiden voyage Liverpool-Lagos November 3. She was the largest passenger ship built for Elder Dempster Lines. Her curved bow, terraced superstructure, tripod mast and cruiser spoon stern made her one of the handsomest ships of the day, drawing comparisons to the Caronia of 1948. First voyage Southampton-Lagos April 26 1972. Arrived Southampton last time October 14 1974. She was sold to Marianna Shipping of Panama and arrived in Piraeus for refitting in November. In June 1974 she was renamed Marianna VI used as an office and leisure centre for Petrola Int. S.A. Construction Company in Jeddah.
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