DA NOLI, DA RECCO, DA VERRAZANO
Buik 1965 Chas. Connell & Co., Glasgow. T 11,898g, 6,522n.
D 563/171.6 obb, 522/159.1 x 75.3/22.95 x 43.45/13.24.
E Sgl scr, Oil. 9 Cy1, 2s.sa, 20,700 bhp, 21 Y2 Kts. By Barc1ay, CurIe & Co., G1asgow.
H Steel. 2 + 3rd dk in ho1ds. F 111/33.83. B 165/50.29.4 ho/IO ha. Refrig. P 12.
1965 Feb 8: Launched as Benledi for Wm. Thomson's Ben Line. The c1ass leader.
June: Entered service to the Far East.
1972 Oct: Three acquired by Grisella SpA, Genoa. Managers Italia. R/n Da Noli.
Her fust voyage was to Vancouver. 1976 Transferred to Italia.
1979 June 18: Laid up at La Spezia for disposal.
1980 Sold to the Rea B.Shipping Co., Panama. R/n Tina B.
1982 Became Bello ofFoxhound Ltd, London. ABacolitsas Cia Naviera SA., Piraeus. Gibraltar register. They ownoo or managed a number of single ship companies and frequently changed the ship and company name, flag and port of registry
1982 Laid up at Astakos. 1987 R/n Tina by Gemini Shipping, Colombo.
1987 Aug: Aground at Palinga Beach, Chittagong while awaiting scrapping.
Pirates 100tOO her accommodation and any usable fittings.
1990 The Port Authorities ordered that the ship be scrapped 'as lies'.
Sister of Da Noli. T 11,958g, 6,575n.
1966 June 19: Launched as Benwyvis. Dec: Entered service.
1972 Acquired by Grisella. R/n Da Recco. Italia owners and managers.
1979 Mar 10: Laid up at La Spezia for sale. June 4: Severely damaged by fire which spread to the Leonardo da Vinci moorOO alongside her. Towed c1ear and moored but condemned and
broken up by Cantieri Navali Lotti.
Sister of Da Noli. T Il,466g, 6,333n.
1967 Apr 12: Launched as Benalbach. July: Entered service.
1972 Acquired by Grisella. R/n Da Verrazano. 1976 Transferred to Italia.
1979 ApriI: At La Spezia for sale. Acquired, with her sister by Rea B Shipping Corp., Momovia.
R/n Rea B. 1982 Nov: Laid up at Astakos
1985 Bought by ABacolitsas Cia Naveira SA, Piraeus. R/n Razorbill by Razorbill Shipping, Limassol.
1987 Sold to Costa Cia Nav., Sri Lanka. R/n Glint. St Vmcent & Grenadines flag.
1988 Oct: Scrapped at Alang by Chowhury Industries.