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Turkish Maritime Lines
(Denizcilik Bankasi Turk Anonim Ortakligi)
Photographs of the Akdeniz at anchor
Taken in 1998 by Maritime Historian Peter Knego
Akdeniz seen being berthed in 2009
Photograph taken by & © Dr. Ata Bilgili
On June 15, 1998, my good friend and maritime historian, Peter Knego
visited Tuzla in Turkey and he had been invited by Prof. Dr. Osman Kamil Sag
the Dean of the
I am sure that you will enjoy Peter’s photographs presented below, which are © to Peter Knego, and I am most grateful to Peter for providing them!
We arrive at the Akdeniz which has been at anchor since she became part of the Maritime Faculty
Promenade Deck – port, looking aft
The original First Class stairwell
The Telegraph may show “Full Ahead” but she be assured that she is at “Full Stop”
Looking back towards the Bridge from the wing
One this would be the place where all the action took place upon departure and arrival
Looking back towards the funnel
Later her funnel was pained dark blue and the traditional logo was removed
Heading down the stairwell to the Lounges
Forward on Promenade Deck is the original Ballroom/Music Salon – looking aft to port
The Music Salon’s Bar on the aft starboard corner
Aft on Promenade Deck is the Deck Bar
Forward on A Deck is the Smoking/Main Lounge
The Main Lounge Bar
Forward glass enclosed d on A Deck – Port, looking aft
Night Club & Bar, located on the aft section of Promenade Deck (topside of the poop section)
The Original Tourist Class lounge
First Class dinning room
Let’s head outdoors
Looking towards the Bridge
A fine shot from the bow looking aft
This was taken from above the Tourist Class Lounge looking forward & the two pools
Looking from the Deck Bar aft
Looking from Bridge Deck aft
Engine Room covers
Please Note: Photographs on this page (except one marked otherwise) are by and © Copyright Peter Knego 1998. These images are not to be copied for private or commercial use without the permission from the owner on these photographs! Peter Knego has a range of Video’s, including one that includes this fine ship!
… The history of MS Akdeniz and the early days of MS Karadeniz
… Interior photographs taken in June 2006 and other images
… Photographs by Peter Knego taken of Akdeniz in 1998
… Photographs and details of MS Karadeniz and MV Izmir, Ege & Marmara
... NEW – A superb page packed full of photographs of the ships interiors taken by Dr. Ata Bilgili
whilst she has been at anchor as an accommodation vessel
… Two fine Turkish ships SS Iskenderun and Samsun built in 1950/51
… MS Pasabahce is a remarkable 1955-built Turkish all steel ferry and it is now in need of saving!
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