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Turkish Maritime Lines

(Denizcilik Bankasi Turk Anonim Ortakligi)

 

MS Akdeniz

Page Five

 

A series of photographs of Akdeniz berthed 

 

PLEASE NOTE: All photographs on this page were taken by Dr. Ata Bilgili and they are Copyright. None of these images

can be reproduced and published in any shape or form, or by any media, without the express permission from the owner!

 

MV Akdeniz is seen here berthed as a student accommodation vessel and is currently used for the University

 Photograph by & Dr. Ata Bilgili

When commenting on each photograph, I will be doing so on the basis as if from the days when the ship still had several classes, rather than being a one class ship. Thus I will commence with First Class and complete with Tourist Class.

First Class

 

A Deck

 

Forward Lobby & Information Desk – looking to starboard

 

Forward Lobby – The Shop – looking forward into the Main Lounge

 

Main Lounge – looking to port

 

Main Lounge – forward port

 

Main Lounge Bar – located mid aft wall between entrances

 

Library in the Main Lounge – located on the starboard aft wall

 

Passageway to cabins looking aft

 

First Class twin bedded cabin – starboard looking aft

 

Main Lobby Stairwell – looking up to Promenade Deck

 

Promenade Deck

 

Entrance to the Music Salon – looking forward

 

Music Salon – starboard looking aft

 

Music Salon – starboard looking forward

 

Music Salon – starboard looking aft

 

Music Salon – starboard looking aft

 

Promenade Deck – portside looking aft

 

Starboard Deluxe suite – the Lounge area – starboard looking forward

 

Starboard Deluxe suite – the Lounge – looking port to aft

 

Starboard Deluxe suite – bedroom – looking aft

 

Starboard Deluxe suite – bedroom – table at foot of bed

 

Starboard Deluxe suite – bedroom – entrance to wardrobes and barthroom

 

Starboard Deluxe suite – bathroom – looking aft

 

First Class twin bedded cabin

 

 

Boat Deck

 

The Bridge – looking starboard to aft

 

The original wheel, compass and telegraph – looking forward to port

 

Looking from the Bridge over her bow – only two of her original four forward electric cranes remain

 

Captain’s day room & office – starboard aft of the Bridge – looking forward

 

Captain’s day room & office –starboard aft of the Bridge – looking aft

 

Chart Room – Starboard aft of Bridge - looking to starboard

 

Chart Room – Starboard aft of Bridge – looking aft

 

Communications Room – located port aft of the Bridge – looking port to aft

 

Radio Room - located port aft further of the Bridge – looking forward

 

Officer’s Lounge – starboard aft on Boat Deck - looking aft

 

Officer’s panty – next to Officers Lounge

 

B Deck

 

Frosted Main Doors to the Dinning Room

 

Dinning Room

 

Dinning Room 

 

The Galley

 

Tourist Class

 

Outside three berth cabin on B Deck aft

 

Outside three berth cabin on B Deck aft

 

Outside three berth cabin on B Deck aft 

 

Outside 4 berth cabin on C Deck

 

Outside 4 berth cabin on C Deck

 

The Engine Room

 

Note the “A.G. Weser” builder’s plate

 

 

 

Her reliable M.A.N. Diesel Motors

 

 

Above & below: views in the engine room 

 

 

 

Akdeniz like many of the famed has a stern anchor, but set to starboard

A fine stern photograph to conclude this set of photographs by Dr. Ata Bilgili!

 

INDEX

Page One The history of MS Akdeniz and the early days of MS Karadeniz

Page Two Interior photographs taken in June 2006 and other images

Page Three Photographs by Peter Knego taken of Akdeniz in 1998

Page Four Photographs and details of MS Karadeniz and MV Izmir, Ege & Marmara

Page Five ... 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

New Page Two fine Turkish ships SS Iskenderun and Samsun built in 1950/51

New Page MS Pasabahce is a remarkable 1955-built Turkish all steel ferry and it is now in need of saving!

 

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