|1971 by Eriksbergs Mek.Verk.|
|(Ownership registered to Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd. and Ellerman Lines Ltd. 1971-1986). (Ellerman Line, Mgrs. 1971-86) (Registry GBR 1971-1985, IOM 1985-86.)|
|Sold Taiwan shipbreakers and arrived Kaohsiung for demolition 2/12/1986.|
|Information supplied by Tony Atkinson:|
In Fleet: 1971 – 1986
Official No. 342903
IMO No. 7107766
Call Sign: GOVM
Tonnage: 14,144grt. 8,087net. 20,300dwt. (As built)
13,151grt. 6,875net. 20,651dwt. (After 1980)
Dimensions: 647’10” x 94’ 2” x 31’ 5” (199.02 (bb) x 28.71 x 9.564mtrs)
TEU Cap: 1,212 (392-below deck/820-on deck)
Reefer Cap: 144 TEU’s.
Cargo Cap: 50,230m3
Vehicle Deck: 317mtrs – loading through quarter stern door/ramps.
Crane(s): 2 x 18-ton lift
Machinery: 3 x 18cyl. 4 S.A. S.A. Pielstick oil engines developing 25,920 bhp geared to a single screw shaft manufactured by Eriksberg Mek. Verkstads A/B, Gothenburg, Sweden. Fixed pitch propeller and a transver fixed pitch bow thruster.
Bunkers: 510.5 tons diesel oil/2,918tons high viscosity oil. 95 tons per day @ 19 knots.
Speed: 21.75 knots.
Ships History :
Note : Originally one of three PAD (Pacific Australia Direct Line) vessels ordered and designed by Rederi A/B Transatlantic, Gothenburg. Prior to keel laying the order was transferred under a joint service agreement to Blue Star Line Ltd, Port Line Ltd., and Ellerman Line Ltd., as registered owners for Associated Container Transportation Ltd.
16.12.1970 : Keel laid.
6.5.1971 : Launched by Eriksberg Mek. Verkstads A/B, Gothenburg, Sweden (Yard No.657), for Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd., and Ellerman Lines Ltd. (Blue Star Port Line (Management) Ltd., managers), London as DILKARA. (Alex Duncan/Ian Lovie/Luis Van Ginderen)
22.10.1971 : Delivered to owners.
1974 : Blue Star Ship Management Ltd., appointed managers.
29.3.1983 : Struck the Blair Waterway Bridge, Tacoma, Oregon, both the bridge and the bridge of the vessel extensively damaged. Voyage from Sydney, NSW to Los Angeles, USA.
23.8.1984 : Sustained main engine bearing damaged and engine stopped. Voyage from Tacoma to Suva, Fiji.
1985 : Transferred to Isle of Man Registry, Douglas, with Ellerman Lines Plc., appointed managers.
2.12.1986 : Arrived Kaohsiung, Taiwan to be broken up by Chin Tai I Steel & Iron. Sold for $130 per LDT (12,193 LDT) $1,580,000 total.
10.12.1986 : Demolition commenced.