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Manapouri Launch

Manapouri Launch

The launch of the NZSCo. vessel Manapouri at the Tamano yard of Mitsui Zosen, 26th March 1968.

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26/03/1968 launched by Mitsui Zosen, Tamano works.
9,505 gross tons,11,705 deadweight.
9 cyl B & W diesel by the shipbuilder, 20,700 bhp, 21 kts.
Refrigerated capacity 546,248 c.f.R. increased 1977 to 633,800 c.f.R.

28/08/1968: Delivered into the ownership of the Federal S.N. Co. (NZS managers)
01/10/1971: Management transfered to P&O General Cargo Div.
02/11/1977: Renamed "Wild Marlin" for service with Lauritzen Peninsular Reefers and refrigerated space increased to 633,800 c.f.R.
08.02/1982: Sold to the 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. Panama and renamed "Triton K"
1990: Sold to Continental Success S.A. Piraeus and renamed "Limon Trader"
1996: Sold to Seastone Maritime Ltd, Valletta.

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