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Turkish Maritime Lines

(Denizcilik Bankasi Turk Anonim Ortakligi)


MS Akdeniz

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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 ITU Maritime Faculty to inspect the MV Akdeniz and photograph her. Peter spent many happy hours on board and took a good number of photographs and I am happy to present some of these on this page. Peter will visit the ship again in April 2009 and will photograph and take a video of her and will write an article for a future edition for Ships Monthly. In the meantime, Peter will support the Campaign to see this fine ship to continue afloat long in the future, which is our main desire, for she is one of a kind, a passenger ship built in the mid fifties that has not in any way been rebuilt and is totally original!

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 Bridge


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


The shop


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


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!


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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