21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Drone/Aerial

The MS City of York was a combination-passenger liner built in 1953 for Ellerman Lines' service between London and South Africa. Sold in 1971 to Karageorgis Lines, she was converted to a cruiseferry and renamed from MS Mediterranean Sky. The Mediterranean Sky sailed for the last time in 1996. She started listing after being laid up in Eleusis Bay, Greece. The abandoned ship was then towed to shallow water where she was beached on 26 November 2002. She capsized and sank by January 2003 with the half-submerged wreck still visible in 2021. In 2017 graffiti crew OneUp painted “1UP” on the exposed side of the ship, covering about 1/2 of the total exposed area.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Elefsina, Greece
Copyright: © Aleksandra Wilk