To Hellenic Mediterranean Lines.


The Massalia (3,284 grt, 315 ft. long) was built in 1937 as the Bretagne for Fred. Olsen Line.
She was sold to Hellenic Mediterranean Lines in 1958.
She was withdrawn in 1967 and scrapped in the mid-1970s.


The Lydia was built in 1931 as the Moonta for the Australian coastal service of the Adelaide Steamship Co.
Acquired by Hellenic Mediterranean in 1955, she was again sold in 1967.


The Media (1,410 grt) was built in 1936 as the Fasan of the Argo Line.
Taken over by Hellenic Mediterranean in 1958, she was broken up ten years later.
Deck and interior views of the Media below.

From a c. 1960-61 Hellenic Mediterranean Lines promotional brochure (below, left).
All views of the Media (except where she sports a black hull) are from an early/mid-1960s deck plan (below, right).

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This page last updated May 17, 2007.