Athina Livanos, Redcar 28th February 1937

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I recently had the good fortune to obtain these original photographs from a local auction, they are not the same as any others i’ve seen of the incident.
Athena Livanos, Redcar 28th February 1937
Despite the Greek name, the Athina Livanos was a 4824 ton steamer built by Grays of Hartlepool and completed in October 1936, as this beaching took place on 28th February 1937 the ship was brand new and possibly on its way to its new owner.
A short Pathe News clip can be viewed here
Athena Livanos, Redcar 28th February 1937
The Athina Livanos was lost on 29/11/1943 when it was torpedoed in the Gulf of Aden by the Japanese submarine I-27

3 thoughts on “Athina Livanos, Redcar 28th February 1937

  1. I remember cycling from Saltburn to redcar to see this beached ship. Your picture could almost be me and my pal, Alan. I was 12 Yeas old it brings back wonderful memories !

  2. I have just remembered. There was another beached ship at the same place around the same time. It was called the Taxiarcis.

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