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TARSUS: 1931 - Rare 1960 deck plan w/ photos

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Turkish Maritime:  A rare tissue plan for the S.S. TARSUS, Turkey's largest and most popular passenger ship until being destroyed in a tragic Bosporus fire in 1960.


If the classic lines and counter stern shown in the half-tone portrait look familiar, it is because the TARSUS was one of American Export's original 1930s "Four Aces".  Christened EXOCHORDA in 1931, the ship was the only WW2 survivor of the quartet.  Turkish Maritime bought her in 1948.


The 17" by 22" plan shows seven decks.  The original American Export public rooms remain, but the Four Aces' defining feature, four cabins surrounding a common verandah, are gone.  Besides the portrait, half-tone photos show the Azure Lounge, Plaza Lounge, Pacific Dining Room, two views of the Gulf Stream Bar, and three cabin photos.  Printed by "Fiesta Cruise Lines", the modern typeface would seem to indicate a 1970s printing date.  But the ship was long gone by that time


The tight and twisty Bosporus is a captain's nightmare.  On December 14, 1960, two tankers collided and erupted into a flaming inferno.  Twenty seamen died and one of the tankers drifted into the TARSUS and lit her afire.  The ship was destroyed.

 
Excellent condition.

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