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|1969 by Bremer Vulkan|
|(Ownership registered to Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd. and Ellerman Lines Ltd. 1969-1991). (Blue Star Line, Mgrs.) Sold P&O Containers Ltd., London 1991 and renamed Discovery Bay (GBR) 1992-98. Ownership registered to P&O Nedlloyd Ltd., London 1997-98. Arrived Singapore 12/8/1998 with engine trouble. Sold Indian shipbreakers, and renamed Discovery (VCT) for delivery voyage, and arrived Alang for demolition 7/9/1998.|
|Information supplied by Tony Atkinson:|
In Fleet: 1969 – 1991
Official No. 337032
IMO No. 6901426
Call Sign: GYXG
Tonnage: 24,821grt. 14,771net. 26,420dwt. (As built)
24,669grt. 10,408net. 28,225dwt. (After 1998)
Dimensions: 712’ 9” x 95’ 4” x 34’ 6” (217.25 (bb) x 29.06 x 10.827mtrs)
TEU Cap: 897 (442-below deck/455-on deck) (As built)
1,414 (768-below deck/646-on deck) (After 1990)
Reefer Cap: 374 TEU’s (After 1973)
326 TEU’s (After 1980)
Cargo Cap: 634,520 cu/ft – 17,968m3
Machinery: 2 x Stal-Laval steam turbines developing 30,000shp with double reduction geared t0 single screw shaft by Bremen Vulkan Schiffbau & Maschinenfabrik, Vegesack, Bremen,
West Germany. Fixed pitch propeller.
Bunkers: 5,011 oil fuel.
Speed: 22 knots. (As built)
19.5 knots (After 1990)
Ships History :
31.7.1967 : Building contract signed with Associated Container Transportation consortium.
11.1.1968 : Keel laid.
18.10.1968 : Launched by Bremen Vulkan Schiffbau & Machinenfabrik, Vegesack, West Germany,
(Yard No.937), for Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd., and Ellerman Lines Ltd. (Blue Star Port Line (Management) Ltd., managers), London as ACT 1. (Skyfotos/Unknown)
28.2.1969 : Sea trials.
6.3.1969 : Delivered to owners.
1974 : Blue Star Ship Management Ltd., appointed managers.
4.3.1979 : Collided at a pier at Genoa, Italy whilst berthing.
26.7.1983 : Struck pier whilst berthing at Perama, Greece causing a crack in her port bunkers tank.
30.7.1983 : Sailed from Perama after repairs to continue her voyage from Liverpool to Melbourne.
29.8.1987 : Collided with the chemical tanker Lama (22,570/87) at Balbao, Panama.
7.11.1991 : Transferred into the control of P&O Containers Fleet Management Division.
24.1.1992 : Transferred to P&O Containers Ltd., London, and renamed DISCOVERY BAY. (Grey Hull P&O 2 x Peter Stracy/Blue Hull Duncan Mackenzie/Peter Stracy)
1997 : Company restyled to P&O Nedlloyd Ltd., (P&O Nedlloyd Container Line Ltd., managers), London. (P&O Nedlloyd livery – Peter Stracy)
26.7.1998 : Experienced problems with her boiler super heater, and some tubes were blocked off. Her part cargo of containers were off loaded at Sydney, and she sailed for Singapore for an examination of the problem.
1998 : Sold to Snow Drop Co. Ltd., Kingston, St Vincent & the Grenadines, and renamed DISCOVERY.
1.9.1998 : Anchored off Karachi, Pakistan.
4.9.1998 : Arrived Gadani Beach, Pakistan to be broken up having been sold to Laxmi Steel Corp. for $111 per LDT (13,261 LDT) $1,631,000 total.
7.9.1998 : Demolition commenced.