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Teesta on Crusader Line run leaving Tauranga N.Z. Built 1956 as Salmara, renamed Arakawa in 1967. Became teesta in 1970 and Strathloyal before being broken up.
 

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david smith said:
Teesta on Crusader Line run leaving Tauranga N.Z. Built 1956 as Salmara, renamed Arakawa in 1967. Became teesta in 1970 and Strathloyal before being broken up.
Grand John Brown ship that.Nice to see her in those colours.
 

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tanker said:
She had a sister ARADINA build as SALSETTE ,very unterest!!!!
Ahoy Gp,
Here your TAIREA built as SALSETTE-later ARADINA,and renamed later as STRATHLOMOND-UNITED VISCOUNT.
Official No.187427
Speed:15.5 knots.
Tonnages:
8,202 gross
4,440 net
11,000 deadweight
Dimensions
Length: 499' 8"
Beam: 64' 9"
Depth: 42' 0"
Shipowner:peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London.
Machinery:Six Cylinder 2 S.C. SA Doxford oil engine manufactured by the shipbuilder, developing 8,000 BHP.
Shipbuilder:John Brown and Co. (Clydebank) Ltd., Clydebank (Yard No: 686)
History:
01/02/1956:Launched.
27/06/1956:Ran Trials & delivered.
12/09/1966:Transferred to Eastern & Australian Steamship Co. Ltd., London and renamed ARADINA
26/03/1970:Transferred to British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., and renamed TAIREA.
01/10/1971:Transferred to P&O General Cargo Division.
00/04/1973:Returned to Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.1
7/04/1975:Renamed STRATHLOMOND.
15/12/1977:Sold to Lenton Shipping Co. Ltd. (Gulfeast Ship Management Ltd., managers), Singapore and renamed UNITED VISCOUNT.
00/00/1979:Sold to Nan Eng Steel Enterprise Co. Ltd., Taiwan for demolition and arrived prior to 15/06/1979 Kaoshiung.
20/06/1979 Demolition commenced
 

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I well remember Teesta During the early seventies when she was often on the New Zealand coast. Her Chief at the time was a fella called Don Binns. He cam from my home town of Bradford and his real claim to fame was his preserved sports car I believe it was a Bently. Big White handlebar mustache, he realy looked the part as well as being a good Chief.

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The Teesta was renamed Strathloyal.
I sailed on her when we did the NZ Japan run.
 

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The "trials" pic is of the "Salmara" - I have the same pic in hi-res with the name very plain on the bow.
Obtained this pic in a bar in Kobe - 1968 I think.
The girls gave it to me.....weeeelll, they chased me up the MotoMachi and gave up...almost the same thing.
 
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