|Owner:||Elder Dempster Lines Ltd.|
|Port of registry:||Liverpool, UK|
|Route:||Liverpool-Las Palmas-Bathurst(Banjul)-Freetown-Monrovia-Tema-Apapa. From 1972-74 UK departure port Southampton.|
|Builder:||Alexander Stephen and Sons, Govan|
|Launched:||28 March 1951|
|Maiden voyage:||3 November 1951|
|Out of service:||18 October 1974|
|Identification:||IMO number: 5030878|
|Fate:||Sold, November 1974|
|Name:||M/V Marianna VI|
|Port of registry:||Panama Panama|
|General characteristics |
|Type:||Passenger/cargo ocean liner|
|Length:||537 ft (164 m)|
|Beam:||70 ft (21 m)|
|Draught:||25 ft (7.6 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × 4-cylinder Doxford diesel engines, 2 shafts|
|Speed:||16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)|
MV Aureol was a mid-sized British ocean liner, originally put into service for Elder Dempster Lines of Liverpool in 1951. She was constructed on the River Clyde in Glasgow by Alexander Stephen and Sons. At 537 feet long and measuring 14,083 gross register tons, Aureol had room for 329 passengers and carried 145 crew. She spent her entire Elder Dempster career on the UK-Lagos passenger cargo service. From 1951 to 1972 she sailed from Liverpool, but closure of the landing stage and the hope of better loadings led to her being transferred to Southampton (first departure Apr 26 1972) for the last 2 years of her service.
Aureol arrived at Southampton at the end of her final Elder Dempster voyage on October 18th 1974. She was purchased by Greek oil tycoon Yiannis Latsis, and renamed Marianna VI after one of his daughters. In 1989 she was laid up at Eleusina and did not sail again until 2001, when she moved to the Indian port of Alang to be beached and broken up for scrap.
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