Passenger ships of the day also handled cargo, and Santa Rosa's two aft cargo holds had side doors and automatic conveyors to quickly move pallets on and off the ship, thus giving her a rapid turn-around at port. Launched in 2019, the intimate Emerald Harmony carries just 84 passengers and boasts a design which, unlike most similar-sized Mekong ships, can sail all the way through to Ho Chi Minh City. The resort has 2 pools, shuffleboard, tiki hut, BBQ, and is very close to excellent restaurants, shopping and souvenir shops. The following presents new data collected as part of a recent Historic Scotland funded project – the Scapa Flow 2013 Marine Archaeology Survey – which aimed to assess the extent and condition of some of the sites around Scapa Flow.. [18], Following the departure of The Emerald from their service, Louis looked for other owners who would operate her for further use, since she met SOLAS 2010 regulations, but she remained laid up at Eleusis, Greece. All of Emerald Seas studios and one or two bedroom apartments are fully furnished with A/C, cable TV and phones. Power by Google News - Key Words: intitle:Emerald Seas + Admiral Cruises. [19] She was scrapped under the shortened name Emerald. [10] In 1975, Santa Rosa was obtained by the U.S. Department of Commerce and in 1976, she was sold to Vintero Corp. of New York City and renamed Samos Sky. An interesting miniature collectable piece for ocean liner enthusiasts. Transferred to U.S. Army February 14, 1946, refitted for Mediterranean service, sailing with troops, families and general passengers. Cruise Ship Photos. In 1955 she was sold to the Hawaiian Steam Ship Company, Textron Inc, New York and she received another refit and was renamed LEILANI - Refitted for California - Hawaii service, carrying 650 first class passengers. Between 1992 and 1995, she sailed for Regency Cruises as Regent Rainbow and between 1997 and 2008, she sailed for Thomson Cruises (now Marella Cruises) as The Emerald. SS Emerald Seas Photo Album Above we see the Ocean Explorer as the Eastern Steamship Lines SS Emerald Seas Please Note: All images (except those marked otherwise) are from 1977 & 1978 SS Emerald Seas brochures. The vessel was eventually laid up in San Francisco, then moved to Todd Shipyard in Alameda, until seized by the US Federal Government in May 1959, put up for auction in June and bought by U.S. Maritime Commission. On the 10 December 1944 she sailed from Boston for her maiden voyage with 5.000 troops bound for Southampton, England, where she arrived on 21 December 1944. Emerald Seas - Admiral Cruises. Sold - 1986 to 1992. Returned to the Maritime Administration by the Army, she was subsequently chartered 6 May 1949 to operate as SS La Guardia for the American Export Lines until 1 December 1951, when she was returned to MARAD. Vessel History. These modern ocean liners were built by Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock, Newport News, Virginia, USA and were among the last passenger ocean liners built entirely in the U.S. In October 1972 sold to Eastern Steamship Lines and renamed EMERALD SEAS. Washington and her daughter, Paige, boarded the Emerald Seas ship Aug. 1, 1986. Cruise Ship Photos. [5], The modernised ship entered service under Regency Cruises as the popular Regent Rainbow in 1992,[14] until Regency Cruises suffered extensive losses and was declared bankrupt in 1995. Captain Joseph S Rosenthal. This group is dedicated to the cruise ship the SS Emerald Seas and all those who sailed on her. [10] Santa Rosa was launched on August 28, 1957 and delivered on June 12, 1958. When it was discovered they had no tickets, they were placed in a guarded cabin. Sailed to Puget Sound Drydock Seattle for $8 million refit which started March 1961 for a luxury liner service, renamed PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT, passengers 456 first class, 18,920 GRT. [11] No one was injured on the liner but one crewman from the tanker was killed, three were missing and their bodies never found, and 16 were injured. [5] She was intended to operate South American service once again, but this venture failed and she remained idle. SS Emerald Seas has 574 members. Power by Google News - Key Words: intitle:Emerald Seas + Eastern Steamship Lines. 1944. The kitchens are equipped with all the essentials. The … Before retiring in 2009, she was the last passenger ship built at a U.S. shipyard that was still in active service. [13] Santa Rosa sustained heavy damage but was repaired and returned to service. Her last cruise as the SS Emerald Seas left Port Everglades on 20th February 1992. The Emerald Seas Owners Association has a number of units available throughout the year for sale or for rent. Ms. Washington, who killed the child August 4, told authorities she feared crew members would … The Emerald Princess cruise ship is a large, mainstream cruise ship with something for everyone when it comes to dining. Please call 954.427.1300 or send an email to info.emeraldseas@gmail.com. Santa Rosa sailed for another year but in 1971, passenger operations ceased and both she and the Santa Paula were laid up at Hampton Roads in Virginia and put up for sale. The brief history behind the ship / from www.feethams.co.uk/emerald_past.htm, Built by Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Kearny, New Jersey, USA. Princess backs up its "Personal Choice" dining theme with a dozen different venues and dining options available around the clock. The units are simple but recently renovated, and perfect for families or couples. In December 1951, she was handed over to the US Maritime Commission for use in the Korean conflict then in November 1952 was laid up for four years in the James River Reserve Fleet in Virginia. Book a Vacation - Air, Hotel, CarAir, Hotel, Car - Cruise Search - Vacation Specials - Getaway Deals - 800.792.0622 Book Online: Air: Hotel: Car Her last cruise as the SS Emerald Seas left Port Everglades on 20th February 1992. Units and weeks available are constantly changing. [12] The funnel of the Valchem and adjacent vents were scooped off the tanker and carried onto Santa Rosa’s bow. Recent Emerald Seas News - Powered by Google News. SS Emerald Wings. Originally a US troopship built in the waning days of WW2, the General George P. Richardson is seen here in her third iteration as American President Lines' President Roosevelt. She was rebuilt after the war as the American Export Lines' La Guardia, for services from the US to the Mediterranean. You seem to be using an unsupported browser.Please update to get the most out of Flickr. Keel laid as GENERAL R. M. BLATCHFORD but renamed GENERAL W. P. RICHARDSON and launched on August 6th 1944, group type P2S2R2 number AP 118 by by Mrs. Brebon B Somervell. [5], The new Santa Rosa and Santa Paula entered service on the New York to South America and the Caribbean for Grace Line. Sailed from Seattle to San Francisco May 10, 1962, began First voyage San Francisco - Los Angeles - Yokohama May 11, 1962. Emerald Seas is a relaxing, timeshare community, located in Deerfield Beach with 200 feet of Private Ocean for your enjoyment. Comments/Discussions. 1 Emerald of the Seas is a Ocean Front vacation rental with 5BR, 4 baths and sleeps 15. [5][14] At the cost of $70 million, she was converted into a cruise ship; her superstructure was expanded, whilst her hull remained largely unaltered and she retained her original steam turbine engines, which were renovated with parts from the former Santa Paula. MIAMI -- Federal investigators combed the cruise ship SS Emerald Seas immediately after it steamed into port Thursday and could find no cause … We celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary by taking a short Bahamas cruise. Completed June 1971, and commenced a weekly service between New York and Nassau, this operation was unsuccessful. Comments/Discussions. Looking for a comfortable, friendly and relaxed beach vacation getaway in South Florida? Laid up at Piraeus October 1994. Plans to use her as a floating hotel during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens fell through. The ship boasts 14 spacious 300-square-foot Suites, 20 225-square-foot cabins, four 183-square-foot cabins, one 182-square-foot cabin and eight-150-square foot cabins. Santa Rosa’s bow punched a cavity extending halfway into the tanker and caused flooding of the lower engine room with resultant loss of power. [14], "Ships Built By Newport News Shipbuilding", "Inventory to the Records of W. R. Grace", "Passenger Liners Built in U.S. Shipyards", "Merchant and Navy Ship events 1946 – 2000", "THE EMERALD Of Eleusis And Piraeus To Petrola-ing", "Thomson Cruises to drop Emerald ship from 2009", "EMERALD (ex SANTA ROSA, DIAMOND ISLAND, REGENT RAINBOW, THE EMERALD) - 4 August 2012", Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in 1959, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=SS_The_Emerald&oldid=975588357, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 August 2020, at 10:25. 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