REMUERA: Swan Hunter 1973

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REMUERA: Swan Hunter 1973

Post by Deepol » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:10 pm

Container ship for P&O launched on June 12th 1972 and completed in December 1973. In 1977 she passed to OCL becoming REMUERA BAY and sold on in 1993 became HAPAG Lloyd's BERLIN EXPRESS.Chinese breakers took her in 2002 and as PRESS she arrived at Jiangyin on 10th June.
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A selection of Swan Hunter photos courtesy Tony Ecclestone of her under construction. From the bow.
REMUERA at Swans Walker Yard 27 October 1971.jpg
Another view from the bow.
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Shaft assembly
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Main deck and container holds.
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Re: REMUERA: Swan Hunter 1973

Post by Deepol » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:03 pm

Fitting out. She was built at a time when container ships still had a bit of style in their design not like the monstrosities coming out of yards these days!
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Fitting out at Walker in July 1973.
Remuera-HebburnDrydockAug73-FirstArrivalSwanHunterPurchase.jpg
Into Hebburn drydock for pre-trials work. She was the first arrival there following its purchase by Swan Hunter.
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Re: REMUERA: Swan Hunter 1973

Post by Deepol » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:33 pm

A trials photo and a couple of P&O/OCL shots of her as REMUERA BAY.
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Re: REMUERA: Swan Hunter 1973

Post by Deepol » Tue May 03, 2016 12:52 pm

Couple of cuttings of her as BERLIN EXPRESS.
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