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Araluen

Araluen

LR/IMO no. 5021592. Tonnages: 9,593 gross; 13,126 deadweight.
Owned by Australind Steam Shipping Co Ltd, with Trinder, Anderson & Co Ltd, London as managers.
Built 1958 by Smith's Dock Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough as hull no. 1250 and propelled by a Hawthorn Leslie-built Doxford 67LB5 of 5,500 bhp, which provided a service speed of 14 knots.
1973-sold/renamed TAI SHAN;
1977-sold/renamed ROCKFERRY;
1982-to breakers at Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Photographed in 1971, inward bound for London and changing pilots off Gravesend.

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realy someting,aint to many of her kind thank you mr.bobs.
 

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During 1966 she went to Harland & Wolff for lengthening, but the forepart capsized on launching , but was eventually fitted raising her GRT from 8485 to 9609.
 

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Hi, i have just joined and could not help but find a picture of my first ship the MV Australind. I joined her in Tilbury docks, November 1972 and signed on for 2 years. By the time i got back to the UK it was December 1973, it was great.
 

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