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M.V. Manapouri

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"Manapouri"
9,505 g
4,457 n
11,705 d/weight
9 cyl B&W diesel, 20,700 bhp, 21 kts
546,248 c.f.R. later increased in 1977 to 633,800 c.f.R.

Built by Mitsui Zosen, Tamano. Japan 26/03/1968
Delivered to Federal Steam (NZSCo as Managers)
01/10/1971: Management transfered to P&O GCD.
02/11/1977: Renamed "Wild Marlin" for service with Lauritzen Peninsular Reefers and the refrigeration capacity was increased to 633,800 c.f.R.
08/02/1982: Sold to Lex Maritime Corp, Piraeus and renamed "Marathon Reefer"
20/06/1985: Laid up at Setubal
12/1987: Sold to Naval Link S.A. Piraeus and renamed "Corfu Reefer"
1990: Sold to Tritonis Maritime Corp, Piraeus and renamed "Triton K"
1990: Sold to Continenal Success S.A. Piraeus and renamed "Limon Trader"
1996: Sold to Seastone Maritime, Velletta.
 

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Both Manapouri and Mataura where lovely ships. Unfortunately no control rooms were ever fitted. They had control stations but not full on rooms. Oh, they both had the lovely "Tokyo Rose" to keep the lads happy!
 

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where they not built to replace the Rangi's as these could do three trips a year to the two of the Rangi's.
 

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