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Emmanuel Makarios



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Registered: October 2006
Location: Wellington , New Zealand
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Shaw Savill Lines AKAROA was built in 1959 by Harland & Wolf Ltd, Belfast for Royal Mail Line and named AMAZON. She was transfered to SHAW Savill in 1968 for their UK, Australia and NZ passenger - cargo service but only lasted with them until 1971 when she was sold.
· Date: Tue, 3 April 07 · Views: 559
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Ian Magee
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Registered: April 2007
Location: Auckland, New Zealand.
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Sun, 15 April 07 05:43

I was onboard the Akaroa when she fell over in Dry Dock KG5 Woolwich London March 1970 and was involved in putting out a large fire 1000 miles from Barbados a couple of weeks later......anyone rember that......?????
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eddyw
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Registered: November 2007
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Mon, 21 July 08 14:05

Beautiful looking ship. Does anyone know the reason (if any) for the split superstructure design? This goes back to the 1920's with the old 'Highland' class motorships.
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