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CORMORAN

CORMORAN at Port Adelaide in the 1970's. Port of registry Singapore.

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Nice shot of a famous old passenger/ cargo vessel built for Argentina and specifically, to bring in Immigrants from the Mediterranean.
Looks like each cow gets it's own porthole !!
Built by N. V. Koninklijke Maats “De Schelde” (Royal Schelde Shipyard) ,Flushing as yard No. 268.
Launched on 30/06/1951 & completed in October of the same year for Flota Argentina de Navegación de Ultramar F. A. N. U. (Argentina).
11,521 g.t. & 7,721 dwt.
2 Diesel Werkspoor – Sulzer 2T SA 10 cyl. main engines of 10,000 bhp, driving twin screws for 17 knots on 31 tpd.
Alos built by. N. V. Koninklijke Maats “De Schelde.
Built for a total of 729 pasengers with 13 in First Class and the remainder in Immigrant class. The crew numbered 158.
24/05/1961 transferred to "E. L. M. A.", Empresa Líneas Marítimas Argentina S. A.
Sold in 1968 to Transportes Oceánicos S. A. (Argentina) & renamed
" CORMORAN" . Modified to to carry 25,000 cattle on foot by the shipyard "Sanym" in Buenos Aires.
First trip as a cattle ship was not made until 1971. First voayge to Fremantle & Persian Gulf.
1971 , transferred to ownership of Transagro S. A. Naviera y Agropecuaria.
Sold & renamed " Etaiwil" in 1980 by Ahmed Awad Etaiwi of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
28/08/1985 arrived at Kaohsiung, Taiwan for demolition by Bysing Steel Co. Ltd.
regards,
Rick
 

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