|1969 by Bremer Vulkan|
|Laid down for ACTA and launched as Act 3. Sold on stocks to Australian Coastal Shipping Commission, Melbourne and completed as Australian Endeavour (AUS).|
|Ownership registered to Australian Coastal Shipping Commission, Melbourne 1969-1974 then Australian Shipping Commission (Australian National Line), Melbourne 1974-1985. Sold Taiwan shipbreakers and arrived Kaohsiung for demolition 10/6/1985.|
|Information supplied by Tony Atkinson:|
| In Fleet: 1969
Official No. 344010
IMO No. 7211335
Call Sign: VLAE
Tonnage: 23,486grt. 15,326net. 27,978 dwt. (As built)
24,890grt. 10,795net. 27,978 dwt. (After 1998)
Dimensions: 712’ 9” x 95’ 3” x 34’ 6” (217.25 (bb) x 29.04 x 10.827mtrs)
TEU Cap: 1,208 (656 -below deck/512 -on deck)
Reefer Cap: 556 TEU’s.
Cargo Cap: 32,718m3
Crane(s): 1 x 40-ton, 2 x 5-ton lift.
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 and a transver fixed pitch bow thruster.
Bunkers: 6,933.5 tons @ 124 tons per day at 19.5 knots
Speed: 19.5 knots.
Ships History :
2.4.1969 : Building contract signed with Associated Container Transportation.
22.4.1969 : Agreement signed with The Australian National Line whereby two vessels ordered by ACT would be purchased outright by ANL rather than chartered, as previously agreed.
8.11.1971 : Keel laid.
29.5.1972 : Launched by Bremen Vulkan Schiffbau & Machinenfabrik, Vegesack, West Germany (Yard No.973) for The Australian National Line, Melbourne, Australia as AUSTRALIAN EXPORTER. (Blue ANL funnel livery Skyfotos/Unknown; Green ANL Funnel livery Skyfotos/Jim Prentice)
5.7.1972 : Delivered to Australian Coastal Shipping Commission, Melbourne.
18.10.1974 : Owners restyled to Australian Shipping Commission. (The Australian National Line)
13.3.1981 : Sustained hole in port bow during a voyage from Panama to Botany Bay.
13.2.1982 : Sustained bow and bow thrusters damage when at sea in the Bay of Biscay.
19.10.1990 : Arrived Hong Kong and laid up.
1.12.1990 : Sold to Red Ribband Corporation (Triton Shipping, managers), Monrovia, Liberia.
12.1990 : Sold to Indian Shipbreakers, Registered under St Vincent & Grenadines flag, Kingston, and renamed ALI.
12.1990 : Sold to Raison Investment Inc. S.A. (Mediterranean Shipping Co., S.A., managers), Panama City, Panama and renamed MSC MIRELLA.(Unknown)
29.12.1990 : Left Hong Kong for Durban, South Africa.
17.4.1999 : Arrived Alang, India to be broken up. (13,556 LDT)