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Photographer:REG [View profile]Title:Austral RainbowAdded:Oct 08, 2011
Captured:October 23, 1992IMO:7207645Hits:2,595
Photo Category: Barge Carriers
Austral Rainbow, LASH ship, photographed at Diego Garcia in autumn of 1992, in Central Gulf Lines livery. Both cargo cranes are shown in positions when stowed for sea. Note the two tug boats stowed on the stern, for use in maneuvering the barges when in the water, a feature only seen on LASH ships while operating on charter to the Military.

Length 820 feet
Beam 100 feet
Draft 40 feet, 8 inches
Displacement 55,840 long tons

She was built in 1972 for Pacific Far East Lines. She was sold to Farrell Lines in 1975 and renamed Austral Rainbow. In 1990 she was sold to Central Gulf Lines and operated under the same name until scrapped in 2000.

Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Austral Rainbow (Until 2000 Jul)
- China Bear (Until 1975)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Naval/naval Auxiliary Vessel
Gross tonnage:29,871 tons
Summer DWT:30,223 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1972
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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REG on Oct 08, 2011 16:02 (8 years ago)
Original name was China Bear
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