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Friday, 7 October 2011

m.v. AMAZON

m.v. "Amazon", owner Welldeck Shipping Co. (Royal Mail Lines), London, United Kingdom, flag United Kingdom.
Built 1959 by Harland & Wolff Shipbuilding Ltd., Belfast, United Kingdom.
Grt. 20.368, l.o.a. 177.72 mt.
Engine type Motor, Burmaister & Wain diesels-Harland & Wolff, 20.000 shp., speed 17.5 kn.
Vessel type Passenger.


Intended for the UK to South America services of the Royal Mail Lines, In 1968 sold to Shaw, Savill & Albion, renamed Akaroa, first voyage in May of that year from Southampton to Australia and New-Zealand.
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