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|1977 by Bremer Vulkan|
|(Ownership registered to Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd. and Ellerman Lines Ltd. 1977-1991). (Blue Star Line, Mgrs. 1977-91). Sold P&O Containers Ltd., London 1991 and renamed Palliser Bay (GBR) 1991- . Ownership registered to P&O Nedlloyd Ltd., London 1997.|
|Information supplied by Tony Atkinson:|
In Fleet: 1977 – 1991
Official No. 377322
IMO No. 7416923
Call Sign: GWAN
Tonnage: 43,992grt. 31,962net. 39,710dwt.
Dimensions: 248.60 (bb) x 32.31 x 12.027 metres.
TEU Cap: 1,822 (1,120-below deck/702-on deck)
Reefer Cap: 933 TEU’s. (As built)
Cargo Cap: 48,324m3
Machinery: 2 x 8-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A., K8SZ90/160 MAN type oil engines developing 32,000 bhp driving twin screws by Bremen Vulkan Schiffbau & Maschinenfabrik, Vegesack, Bremen, West Germany. Fixed pitch propeller and a transver controllable pitch bow thruster.
Bunkers: 1,031 tons diesel oil/7,164 tons high viscosity fuel. 95 tons per day @ 19 knots.
Speed: 24 knots.
Ships History :
16.9.1974 : Building contract signed with Associated Container Transportation Ltd., London.
26.10.1976 : Keel laid.
22.3.1977 : Launched by Bremen Vulkan Schiffbau & Machinenfabrik, Vegesack, West Germany, (Yard No.1005) for Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd., and Ellerman Lines Ltd. (Blue Star Ship Management Ltd., managers), London as ACT 7.(Skyfotos/2 x Peter Stracy-Nigel Kirby/Thamesunkown)
20/6.6.1977 : Sea trials.
29.6.1977 : Delivered to owners.
31.1.1979 : Hit by school ship Uganda when alongside Northfleet Hope Container Terminal loading. Minor damage was caused. The Uganda was manoeuvring to enter the lock into Tilbury docks.
27.11.1991 : Transferred into the control of P&O Containers Fleet Management Division. It was the end of 60 voyages under Blue Star personnel.
29.11.1992 : Transferred to P&O Containers Ltd., London, and renamed PALLISER BAY. (P&O Livery Grey Hull 2 x Peter Stracy/Blue hull Skyfotos)
10.1997 : Company restyled to P&O Nedlloyd Ltd. (P&O Nedlloyd Container Line Ltd., managers), London.
1998: P&O Show new tonnage and capacities:-
Tonnage: 44,150grt. 13,245net. 39,710dwt.
Reefer Cap: 1,033 TEU’s. (After 1997)
TEU Cap: 2,130 (1,120-below deck/1,010-on deck)
1999 : P&O Nedlloyd Ltd., appointed managers. (P&O Nedlloyd Livery 2 x Tony Atkinson/Peter Stracy)
10.8.2002 : Arrived at Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China to be broken up by Jiangyin Changjiang Shipbreaking Factory.