Every ship has a soul, but what becomes of it when it sinks?

Shipwrecks

By Pierre Kosmidis

Photos by a good friend, who wishes to remain anonymous

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Every ship has a soul, but what becomes of it when it sinks?

Does the soul follow the wreck at the abyss, or does it fly free, roaming the seas?

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I was very moved to see a series of photos by a good friend, a critically acclaimed photographer, who wishes to remain anonymous, of a salvaged wreck in Perama, Greece.

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I asked my friend, whether he would be OK to share his wonderful images with www.ww2wrecks.com despite the fact that this ship has nothing to do with WW2.

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The 103-meter long passenger ship was built in 1961 in Spain and was named “Cuidad de Tarifa”, which it maintained until 1984-1985, when it was acquired by the company of the Agapitos brothers and renamed “Corfu Island”, raising the Greek flag.

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In 1985 the ship sailed on the Adriatic line and on May 20, 1986 it sank into the Perama base, at a depth of 22 meters, in front of Pier II, over the already sunken barge “Evangelia”.

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The wreck was salvaged in the summer of 2018 and will be sold as scrap.

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Where does a ship’s soul rest? For sure in this wonderful series of images.

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