New Zealand Line's Taupo is seen in London's Royal Albert Dock in 1971. Built 1966 she was 10,983 gr tons. A very handsome ship by all measures I suppose it could be said that all previous freighter designs led up to these ultimate beauties before the world changed.
Spot the w-anchor! Taupo in dry-dock at Singapore, Feb/March 1980 prior to it's last run for P and O. We had taken it out of lay-up in Dubai; dry-dock in Singapore then to Bluff NZ for a full load of frozen lamb. Then to Pitcairn Island, Panama canal and discharge at Avonmouth. Sold whilst at Avonmo
MV Taupo leaving Capetoen late 1960's.
Beautiful B and W print.
Built 1966 by Bartram for NZS with FSN funnel.
1969 to Federal SN ownership.
1971 transferred to P and O General Cargo Division.
1973 to P and O ownership.
1980 to Austasia Line renamed Mandama.
1984 Broken up Kaohsiung.
Built: 1966 Bartram and Sons, South Dock, Sunderland
Owners: NZ Shipping Co
1966: Completed in Federal SN colours, with new green hull.
1971: Transferred to P and O's General Cargo Division, still owned by NZSCo
1973: P and O owners
1979: Transferred to Strick Line--P and O
Taupo arriving Auckland--maiden voyage perhaps? Passing
Bean Rock lighthouse.
Built: 1966 Bartram, South Dock
Owners: New Zealand Shipping Co
1984: Broken up Chittagong.
Federal Lines 'Taupo'.swinging in Victoria Dock, Melbourne, before sailing down theYarra and away. Almost the end of the era, just look at the empty berths! I remember the Dock being full woth 24 ships and many more waiting in the bay for a vacant berth.