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Name: REMUERA
Type: Container Ship
Launched: 12/06/1972
Completed: 13/12/1973
Builder: Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 40
Dimensions: 42007grt, 24806nrt, 33278dwt, 236.02 x 32.06 x 20.73metres
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, DR geared, 48000shp; (1983: 2SA 9cyl, Sulzer type, 29610bhp)
Engines by: GEC Turbine Generators Ltd, Manchester; (1983: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Kobe)
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 23.0knots; (1983: 1 x Screw, 20.5knots)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 360840; IMO 7218383
13/12/1973 P & O Steam Navigation Co, London
1977 Lombard Charterline Ltd (OCL managers); renamed REMUERA BAY
1993 Abbey National March Leasing Ltd (HAPAG Lloyd); renamed BERLIN EXPRESS
2002 Renamed PRESS
10/06/2002 Broken up
Comments: Only survivor of a 4 ship contract that was cancelled
1973: Chartered to Associated Container Transportation (Australia) Ltd, ACT.
1983: Re-engined and modified to a single screw by IHI, Japan
10/06/2002: Arrived at Jiangyin, China, for breaking up


Above photos courtesy of Kevin Blair