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PS SZOKE TISZA  ex-IV Karoly, later Sas, St Imre, Felszabadulas, Szoke Tisza (1917)


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Szoke Tisza in November 2007 by kind courtesy of Zsolt Szabo


Built in 1917 by Ganz-Danubius at Budapest
Length : 77.4 m, breadth : 7.7 m (15.3 m overall)
Engines : Three cylinder compound


Renamed Sas in 1919 and St Imre in 1930
In Austria from 1944 to 1947
Renamed Felszabadulas in 1950
Rebuilt with extra cabin accommodation in 1958 at Ujpest Ship Repair Yard
1973-75 : in service for the SZOT Trade Union as a holiday ship
Withdrawn in 1976
Moved to Szeged for use as a discotheque with the name Szoke Tisza in 1978
In 2000, sold for nominal sum of 1 florin by the city of Szeged to the MAHART Tiszyacht ship repair yard at Szeged as she would not have her safety permit renewed.
Bought by the
Europe Rendezvényiroda Kft, an operator of Danube cruise vessels in 2005 with a view to a return to operational service on long distance cruises
As the contracted requirement to begin renovation by the end of December 2006 had not been met, the ship's ownership reverted to Tiszayacht.
Scrapped in late 2012 after melting ice in late February 2012 caused her hull to crack and her to sink at her shallow moorings
Engines and certain internal fittings were saved


More Photos by kind courtesy of Zsolt Szabo :

Szoke Tisza in November 2007
Szoke Tisza in 2009
Engines
Aboard the ship


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