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Arafura 1 Swanson dock 1978

Arafura 1 Swanson dock 1978

One of a pair of the original E & A box boats. (operated commercially under the AJCL banner) An elegant ship in every sense.

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Ian,
Just came across your pic.!! Dammm
Could not agree more with your description elegant. Always spotless.
A regular in Brisso up till last year.
Do you know what has become of her?
Did not know she was 'one of a pair'
Would appreciate hearing from you.
Regards,
David D.
 

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This ship had a sister called the Ariake which became the Aotea when Ariake 2 was commissioned. The Arafura became the Matilda Bay when the new Arafura came onto the run. Both Aotea and Matlida Bay were transferred to the NZ~ Far East trade. Ariake was scrapped a few years back and Araufra left the coast once Maersk took over. Both were good ships. Australian Officers and HK Chinese crew(later replaced by Philipinos)
 

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