With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian

The Ellerman Quartet

MV Mediterranean Sky - Deck Plan

Ex TSMV City of York


Mediterranean Sky seen in Ancona Harbour on March 5, 1978

Photographed by passenger & © Hansjörg Wiersch

The four “Port of Elizabeth Class” Liners were sold in 1971 to Michael A. Karageorgis, Piraeus in 1971. The City Of Exeter and City of York were rebuilt to become the Mediterranean Sea and Mediterranean Sky respectively, and served as ferries between Patras - Brindisi and Ancona (with variations). The City of Port Elizabeth and City of Durban were to be rebuilt into luxury cruise ships, However, this never eventuated. Both remained laid up in Eleusus Bay, Greece.

The City Of Exeter was renamed Mediterranean Island, later Mediterranean Sun, and the City of Durban became the Mediterranean Dolphin. Both were never rebuilt and eventually broken up.


 This cabin plan was also kindly provided by Mr. Hansjörg Wiersch


Page One:    The Ellerman Story

Page Two:   Cabin Plan – City of Exeter

Page Three: Cabin Plan - Mediterranean Sea, ex City of Exeter

Page Four:   Cabin Plan – Mediterranean Sky, ex City of York

Page Five:    Mediterranean Sky – Hansjörg Wiersch sails on her in 1978!


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