Austral Rainbow - IMO 7207645
|Photographer:||REG [View profile]||Title:||Austral Rainbow||Added:||Oct 08, 2011|
|Captured:||October 23, 1992||IMO:||7207645||Hits:||2,595|
|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 type:||Naval/naval Auxiliary Vessel|
|Gross tonnage:||29,871 tons|
|Summer DWT:||30,223 tons|
© Chris Howell
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