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PORT AUCKLAND

Port Line refrigerated cargo vessel PORT AUCKLAND at Auckland, NZ, Sep 1949.
IMO: 5282263 Built: 1949 (Sister - Port Brisbane)
11,945gt 12,017dwt 170.6m x 21.4m 17 knots
Built for the Port Line, London.
Sold 1976 to Gulf Fisheries Co, Kuwait as MASHALLAH and converted to a livestock carrier

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Did the last voyage on this ship as a Port Boat, signed off on 24th July 1976 in Singapore after handing her over to Keppel Shipyard for conversion to live sheep carrier. "Wellington Star" had just been converted for a similar role by the same yard and was at anchor off Singapore as we as we arrived - think she was renamed "Hawkes Bay ". "Port Auckland" was a great ship, still in reasonable condition then even though 27 years old.
 

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Sailed on her as Apprentice and as Mate, still think she was one of the finest in the fleet.
 

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