Australian Endeavour

Australian Endeavour
Australian Endavour S4 Seaforth Liverpool
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)
                  Note : During her first dry-docking her 40 tons bow crane was removed.

29.12.1990 : Left Hong Kong for Durban, South Africa.

17.4.1999 : Arrived Alang, India to be broken up. (13,556 LDT)