First Posted: 2/7/2012 4:41:16 PM | Last Updated: 2/7/2012 5:00:37 PM
This photo of MV Senlac was used on the front cover of the Menu on the ship for the Silver Jubilee Spithead Review which the ship attended in 1977. I printed the menu for the day, unfortunately I have not got a copy of the menu but have just found this photo. Senlac became a iconic symbol of Newhaven for many years and was in service for 37 years working in Greek waters after leaving Newhaven. Finally being scrapped in 2010.
More details below of the Senlac found on Wikipedia.
Built in 1972 by Arsenal de la Marine National Française, Brest. Participated in the 1977 Silver Jublilee Fleet Review. Sold in January 1985 to SNCF-owned Overseas Equipment Co Ltd., Dieppe. Sold in November 1987 to Ventouris & Sons Shipping Co, Piraeus and renamed Apollo Express. Renamed Apollo Express 1 in 1993. Sold in August 1996 to Agapitos Express Lines, Piraeus and renamed Express Apollon. Sold in November 1999 to Minoan Flying Dolphins, Piraeus. Ran aground on 28 December 2003 atSerifos, Greece, subsequently laid up at Drapetsona. Transferred to Hellenic Seaways in January 2005, returned to service in June. Laid up at Piraeus in January 2006. Sold in November to a Mr Arkoumanis. Seized by her owner on 31 January 2007 and registered to Apollonas Maritime SA, Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and renamed Apollon. Laid up in September 2007 at Igoumenitsa, Greece. Returned to service in July 2008. Withdrawn from service in August 2010 due to engine defects, laid up atSalamis, Greece. Scrapped at Aliağa, Turkey in October 2010.
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