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1979/88 RoRocarrier


Buildingyard: MItsubishi HI Ltd., Nagasaki

Built year: 1979

Yard no: 1841

Tonnage 1979-2004: GRT: 21816/NET: 11942 /TDW: 34605

Tonnage 2004-2009: GRT: 54998/NET: 20962 /TDW: 31635


Dims: LOA: 228,51/ BR: 32,31/ DR: 11,170


Machinery: 8-cyl Sulzer by the Shipbuilders Kobeyard

BHP: 30150

Speed: 19,50knots

TEU's: 1806

Carcap after 2004: 3872(or 1599cars/ 513 trucks)

Photo: Andreas Spörri

07.02.1979: Launched as BARBER PERSEUS for Perseus Shipping Ltd. (Ocean Fleets Ltd), Liverpool

11.06.1979: Completed

00.00.1983: Transferred to Barber Menelaus Shipping Corp. (same manager), Panama

00.00.1984: Reversed to Perseus Shipping Ltd. (Ocean Fleet Ltd - later Ocean Marine Ltd.), Liverpool

00.00.1987: Transferred to Isle of Man-registry

21.12.1988: Purchased by Swedisk Liners KB., Gothenburg. On charter to Rederi AB Transatlantic, Gothenburg, with furter charter to

                     Wilhelmsen Lines A/S (Transatlantic Ship Management AB., Gothenburg). Renamed TALABOT

21.12.1989: On charter to Wilhelmsen Lines Services AS, with further charter to Wilhelmsen Lines AS (same manager)

29.01.1993: Purchased by WW. Price: USD 15.000.000. Registreted in Tönsberg/ NIS

00.12.1997: Ownership structure change to Wilhelmsen Lines Shipowning AS (Wilhelmsen Ship Management AS), Lysaker

00.11.2002: Transferred to Mark 1 KS., Lysaker. A company owned 50/50 by WW and Wallenius Line, Sweden

07.05.2004: Sold to Mark 1 Shipping, Singapore. Flagged in Singapore. A company owned 50/50 by WW and Wallenius Line, Sweden

21.03.2004: Arrived at Chengxi Shipyard, Shanghai for convertion to a pure carcarrier

08.05.2004: Convertion completed

03.04.2009: Sold to Chang Jiang Shipbreaking Co, Jiangyin/ China for recycling

23.04.2009: Arrived at Jiangyin for demolition


Photo: Hein -

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