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TONGARIRO passing Portishead 27.8.70 Malcolm Cranfield.jpg

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Federal S.N.'s 1967 Bartrams, Sunderland, built TONGARIRO is seen passing Portishead, outbound from Avonmouth exactly fifty years ago today, on 27th August 1970. She had sailed from Napier on 25th June for Liverpool, Avonmouth and Southampton.

Later: 1979 REEFER PRINCESS - 82 CAPETAN LEONIDAS

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IMO 6622575 , Dead.
Ship Type : General Cargo / Refrigerated Ship.
Dim : Loa / Lpp x Beam - 160.75 / 149.33 x 21.72 mtr.
Built in 1967 by Bartram & Sons Ltd Sunderland United Kingdom as " TONGARIRO "
14.10.1966: Launched. She had been named the previous day but bad weather delayed the launching.
04.05.1967: Delivered as Tongariro for New Zealand Shipping Company at a cost of £2,004,000.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 8.223 / 4.483 / 11.866.
Main Engine : Sulzer - 17.600 bhp.

06.1969: Ownership transferred to Federal Steam Navigation Company Ltd.
01.10.1971: Management and operation transferred to P&O General Cargo Division.
19.04.1973: Ownership transferred to The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
07.05.1978: Lost a propeller blade shortly after leaving Singapore for Auckland. 29.05.1978: Completed the voyage on the remaining blades.
10.06.1978: Docked at Wellington for repairs.
18.09.1978: Ownership transferred to Strick Line Ltd. 07.1979: Laid up at Dubai.
30.11.1979: Sold to Seaspeed Maritime Inc, Piraeus (Arvaship Inc, managers) and renamed " REEFER PRINCESS ".
02.1982: Sold to Platana Maritime Co SA, Piraeus (Diana Shipping Agencies SA, managers) and renamed CAPETAN LEONIDAS ".
08.09.1983: Laid up at Piraeus. 10.09.1985: Delivered at Karachi to the M Nasir Trading Co for breaking up. 15.09.1985: Beached at Gadani Beach. Demolition began that day.




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I remember the four T boats laid up in Dubai. All the p&o crews always wanted to sail on them (the kiwi coast) being the draw...also remember being on a ‘p&o wild boat’ a crew member telling me that on the MV TEKOA in the 1970s the tekoa was on a run....Japan/kiwi....for 5 years....he stayed on the ship for 5 years.....never been able to verify the ship did this.
 

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