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    ACT2 berthing Wellington 29/01/1973 photo by Bruce S Nicholl

    ACT2 berthing Wellington 29/01/1973 photo by Bruce S Nicholl

    Moreton Bay (Former ACT2) 21/12/1991 arriving Wellington Pilot station

    Moreton Bay (Former ACT2) 21/12/1991 arriving Wellington Pilot station. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

    Moreton Bay (Former ACT2) 21/12/1991 arriving Wellington Pilot station

    Moreton Bay (Former ACT2) 21/12/1991 arriving Wellington Pilot station. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

    Moreton Bay (Former ACT2) 21/12/1991 arriving Wellington Pilot station

    Moreton Bay (Former ACT2) 21/12/1991 arriving Wellington Pilot station. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

    Moreton Bay (former ACT2) arriving Wellington Pilot Station

    Moreton Bay (former ACT2) arriving Wellington Pilot Station 21/03/1993. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

    Moreton Bay (former ACT2) 18/11/1994

    Moreton Bay (former ACT2) 18/11/1994. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

    Moreton Bay (Former ACT2) arrives in Wellington, P&O Nedlloyd Funnel 6/12/1997

    Moreton Bay (Former ACT2) arrives in Wellington, P&O Nedlloyd Funnel 6/12/1997. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

    Moreton Bay (Former ACT2) arrives in Wellington, P&O Nedlloyd Funnel 6/12/1997

    Moreton Bay (Former ACT2) arrives in Wellington, P&O Nedlloyd Funnel 6/12/1997. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

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    1969 by Bremer Vulkan
    Vegesack
    24,821
    1969-1991
    (Ownership registered to Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd. and Ellerman Lines Ltd. 1969-1991). (Cunard Line, Mgrs. 1969-87, Cunard Ellerman 1987-91). (Renamed Los Angeles (GBR) for charter to Johnson ScanStar Line
9/1983-3/1984). Sold P&O Containers Ltd. 1991 and renamed Moreton Bay (GBR)1991-98. Ownership registered P&O Nedlloyd Ltd., London 1997-98. Sold Indian shipbreakers and arrived Alang for demolition 28/5/1998.
      Information supplied by Tony Atkinson:
     ACT 2

    In Fleet: 1969 – 1991

    Official No. 337172

    IMO No. 6913077

    Call Sign: GYZU

    Tonnage: 24,821grt. 14,771net. 26,420dwt. (As built)

    24,699grt. 10,432net. 28,341dwt. (After 1998)

    Dimensions: 712’ 9” x 95’ 0” x 34’ 6” (217.25(bb) x 29.06 x 10.827mtrs)

    TEU Cap: 1,414 (768-below deck/646-on deck)

    Reefer Cap: 326 TEU’s. (As built)

    374 TEU’s. (After 1973)

    454 TEU’s. (After 1996)

    Cargo Cap: 634,520 cu/ft. (17,968m3)

    Passengers: 4

    Machinery: 2 x Stal-Laval steam turbines developing 30,000shp with double reduction geared

    to a single screw shaft by Bremen Vulkan Schiffbau & Maschinenfabrik, Vegesack,

    Bremen, West Germany. Fixed pitch propeller.

    Bunkers: 5,011 oil fuel.

    Speed: 22 knots.

    Ships History :

    31.7.1967 : Building contract signed with Associated Container Transportation.

    4.4.1968 : Keel laid.

    3.1.1969 : Launched by Bremen Vulkan Schiffbau & Machinenfabrik, Vegesack, West

    Germany, (Yard No.938), for Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd., and Ellerman

    Lines Ltd. (Port Line Ltd., managers), London as ACT 2. (Company postcard/Skyfotos)

    24.4.1969 : Ran sea trials.

    9.5.1969 : Delivered to owners.

    14.12.1978 : Sustained damage to her hatch covers in heavy weather. Voyage from Liverpool to Melbourne.

    20.3.1984 : Charter completed renamed ACT 2.

    23.9.1987 : Collided in Northfleet Hope, Tilbury with the tug Hendon (271/77) when entering the lock.

    1990 : Cunard Ellerman Shipping Services Ltd., appointed managers.

    11.11.1991 : Transferred to P&O Containers Fleet Management Division.

    13.11.1991 : Transferred to P&O Containers Ltd., London and renamed MORETON BAY.

    (P&O Grey Hull 2 x Peter Stracy/Blue Hull 1 x Peter Stracy/1 x Nigel Kirby)

    1997 : Company restyled to P&O Nedlloyd Ltd., (P&O Nedlloyd Container Line Ltd., managers), London.(P&O Nedlloyd colours 2 x Peter Stracy)

    28.5.1998 : Arrived Alang, India to be broken up by Rajeer Shipbreakers, with demolition commencing on the day of her arrival. Sold for $153 per LDT (13,145 LDT) $2,011,000 total.