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Photographer:Chris Howell [View profile]Title:SOMERSETAdded:Oct 13, 2009
Location:Auckland, New Zealand
Photo Category: Reefers built before 1980
Auckland NZ

CJH owned slide-Mike Cornwall
Vessel Identification
Name:Aegean Sky
Technical Data
Vessel type:Reefer
Gross tonnage:7,517 tons
Summer DWT:10,421 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1962
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Chris Howell on Aug 08, 2018 20:02 (5 months ago)
You are right but the admin on the site class her as such.

The ships built for the New Zealand conference Lines carried general cargo outwards and both reefer, chilled and some general cargo when required homeward.

So they were in fact general cargo ships with refrigerated space,however admin have a case as most of the ships sold for further trading actually were used as pure reefers.
P.F. KERR on Aug 04, 2018 01:00 (5 months ago)
Not a reefer built 1980 onwards.
This was a general cargo vessel built in 1962 at John Brown's yard, Clydebank. Launched 30/7/1962.
She was designed for the carriage of Refrigerated and general cargo. She had 12,716m of insulated cargo space and 1,992m space for general cargo.
Chilled meat lockers were fitted, port and starboard, in Nos. 2,3 and 4 upper 'tween decks, and two tanks, suitable for liquid cargoes, including tallow, were fitted forward in No.1 hold.
At the forward end of No. 2 hold was an electrically operated Velle Shipshape crane, replacing two conventional derricks. It had a capacity of 10 tons, and was supposed to operate as a high-speed crane for its time. Luffing and slewing was enabled by a single bight of wire rope.
Propulsion was an 8-cyl Brown-Sulzer RD 76 super-charged diesel, developing 9,750 shaft horse power on a single screw, producing 16.5 knots. This was the first of the new design Sulzer engines to have been built by the marine engineering department of John Brown.
Ships of this time and type were not referred to as reefers in their day. Most commonly called refrigerated cargo liners.
Source: "Evening News", Dunedin, NZ newspaper, 11/8/1965 in a weekly shipping column by Doug Wright, a late contributor of many photos to this site and maritime historian.
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