26th November 2004, 14:06
OCL container ship photographed at anchor off Greenock waiting to berth in the mid 1980s.She had been diverted to the Clyde because of a strike at Southampton.
I think originally she was a Nedlloyd ship chartered.This before P&O and Nedlloyd amalgamated.
26th November 2004, 14:36
Yes she was built in1977 by Verolme Dock Rott.at the end 2003 her name was
P&O NEDLLOYD ADELAIDE.
26th November 2004, 18:32
OK,thanks.Have not heard that name.Remember the DELFT,DEJIMA and HOORN.
26th November 2004, 20:59
According to lloyds susidiary lists for 1983/84 she was originally the
NEDLLOYD HOUTMAN built 1977 verome d.y
9th April 2009, 06:03
The Largs Bay was chartered by OCL from Nedlloyd. The Nedlloyd Houtman was at the time the largest container ship in the world (by deadweight), frequently acheiving 27+ knots. OCL operated the vessel in the Trio service.