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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 Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co, London
1977 Renamed REMUERA BAY
1983 Headwest Ltd, London
1983 Lombard Charter Hire Ltd (OCL managers), London
1985 Overseas Containers Ltd, London
1987 P&O Containers Ltd, London
1991 Abbey National March Leasing (1) Ltd, London
1993 Renamed BERLIN EXPRESS
1997 P&O Nedlloyd Ltd, London
1998 Maersk Line UK Ltd, London
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
Broken up by Jiangyin Shipbreaking Yard


Above photo is copyright of Tony Ecclestone

Above photo is copyright of Paul Strathdee

Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as REMUERA BAY is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as REMUERA BAY is copyright of Mike Griffiths

Above photo as REMUERA BAY is copyright of Wayne A'Court

Above photo as REMUERA BAY is copyright of Wayne A'Court

Above photo as BERLIN EXPRESS is copyright of Axel Huttemann

Above photo as BERLIN EXPRESS is copyright of Wayne A'Court

Above photo as BERLIN EXPRESS is copyright of Wayne A'Court

Above photo as PRESS is courtesy of Photoship