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AKAROA arriving Avonmouth 17 July 1971 Malcolm Cranfield.jpg

AKAROA arriving Avonmouth 17 July 1971 Malcolm Cranfield.jpg

AKAROA is seen arriving at Avonmouth from Australia exactly fifty years ago yesterday, on 17th July 1971, at the end of her last voyage for Shaw Savill & Albion Line.

She had been built by Harland & Wolff at Belfast in 1959 for Royal Mail Lines and delivered as AMAZON
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IMO 5013648 , Dead,
Ship Type : Passenger / Cargo Refrigerated Vessel.
Dim : Loa / Lpp x Beam - 178.0 / 164.6 x 26.3 mtr.
Built in 1959 by Harland & Wolff Ltd. Belfast Northern Ireland United Kingdom as " AMAZON " for Royal Mail Lines Ltd London United Kingdom.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 18.565 / 10.547 / 9.256.
Main Engine : Harland & Wolff B&W 2T Single Action 6-Cyl (750 x 1500mm) - 2 x 10.000 bhp.

1966 Sold to Welldeck Shipping Co Ltd London United Kingdom.
1968 Sold to Shaw Savill & Albion Co Ltd London United Kingdom,tenamed " AKAROA "
1971 Sold to A/S Uglands Rederi ( J. M. Ugland Rederi A/S Grimstad as manager ) Grimstad Norway,renamed " AKARITA ".
1972 Converted to Vehicles Carrier by Nymo Mekaniske Verksted A/S Grimstad Norway.Completed by Brodogradiliste Victor Lenac Rijeka Yugoslavia.

New Tonnage : 9.250 / 5.451 / 10.865.

1977 Sold/Transferred to Sagitta (Liberia) Ltd ( Same Manager ) Monrovia Liberia,renamed " HUAL AKARITA ".
1978 Sold/transferred to Ace Autoline Co. Ltd ( Same manager ) Monrovia Liberia.
1980 Sold/Transferred to Sagitta (Liberia) Ltd Monrovia Liberia.

15/12/1981 Arrived Kaohsiung Taiwan for breaking.




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