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Name: EUROPIC FERRY
Type: Passenger Ro/Ro Ferry
Launched: 03/10/1967
Completed: 01/1968
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 2025
Dimensions: 4190grt, 1499nrt, 2784dwt, 451.4 x 69.0 x 15.0ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, Pielstick vee oil, 4SA, 16cyl (400 x 460mm), 13360bhp
Engines by: A/B Lindholmens Varv, Gothenburg
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 19.0knots
Reg Number: 334739
History:
01/1968 Atlantic Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
12/1987 P&O European Ferries (Felixstowe) Ltd
1991 Howill Shipping Ltd, London
1992 Renamed EUROPEAN FREIGHTER
1993 Namora Shipping Ltd, Limassol; renamed AFRODITE II
2004 Marwan Shipping & Trading Co, Aqaba; renamed AJMAN GLORY
01/02/2005 Broken up
Comments: Built for the Harwich to Europort service with accommodation for 160 x passengers
Capacity for 50 cars and 60 commercial trailers
1971: ASN operations were taken over by Townsend-Thoresen
19/04/1982: Requisitioned by British Government for the Falklands Task Force
22/04/1982: Sailed from Southampton for the South Atlantic
21/05/1982: Anchored in San Carlos Water and came under heavy attack
23/06/1982: Sailed from Port Stanley for UK
07/1982: Released back to owners
1991: Sale and hire-purchase back to P&O
01/02/2005: Arrived at Alang for breaking up


Above photo as EUROPIC FERRY is copyright of Nigel Thornton

Above photo as EUROPIC FERRY is copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo as EUROPIC FERRY is copyright of Bob Scott

Above photo as EUROPIC FERRY is copyright of Brian Fisher

Above photo as EUROPIC FERRY is copyright of Brian Fisher

Above photo as EUROPEAN FREIGHTER is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as AFRODITE II is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as AJMAN GLORY is copyright of Zahan

Above photo as AJMAN GLORY is copyright of Zahan

Above photo as AJMAN GLORY is copyright of Zahan