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(1918 - 1989)

Claims to fame include:

• Radio officer who became major shipowner
• Leading contractor of new multi-purpose cargo vessels
• Forerunner of Greek shipowners in the public arena

ANTHONY Angelicoussis was born in the village of Kardamyla in the island of Chios. His grandfather was the owner of a sailing boat and traded between the ports of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

Numerous colourful incidents are related about him. Unfortunately, he died disappointed, because his son, John, Anthony's father, was unable to maintain the family business. After finishing high school, Angelicoussis wanted to go to university. However, the family could not afford to support him in further studies, so he followed a career in shipping – exactly like everyone else in the village.

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