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Kowloon Bay

Kowloon Bay on river Elbe 1991

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IMO 7206873.
Ship Type : Container Ship.
Build in 1972 by Howaldtswerke Deutche Werft Kiel Germany as " Kowloon By " for Ocean Steamship Ltd London UK.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 58.889 / 35.191 / 48.544.
Machinery : Stal Laval Steam Turbine 2 sett (HP/LP) 40.570 Shp,total 81.140 Shp.

1973 Transferred to Ocean Transport & Trading Ltd London.
1981 Re-engined by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Co Ltd Kobe Japan to Sulzer 8RND90M - 2 x 25.440 bhp.
1984 Sold to Chase Manhattan Ltd New York NY USA,leased to Overseas Container Line London UK.
1992 Sold to Natwest Specialist Finance Ltd London UK,leased to P&O Container Line London UK.
1996 Renamed " NOL Delphia ".
1997 " " P&O Nedlloyd Texas ".
2000 Sold to Breakers,renamed " Texas ".
2000 BU Shangai China.
 

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The change to blue hulls did nothing for these ships, view shots of her in her original colours, much better. They were great ships to work in, did 3 trips in the Kowloon. Peter
 

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They obviously got a lot right as she lasted for 28 years. I just dont like box boats!
 

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