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Photographer:Gordy [View profile]Title:SEAWAY PRINCESSAdded:Feb 16, 2015
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Photo Category: RO/RO

Australian - Union Steamship Co Australia

Seaway Princess 1976-1986. (RoRo) USSCo. AUS. 1976-1985.

LR/IMO/ID: 7366219
Year: 1976
Type: Cargo ship (roro)
Flag: AUS
Keel: 30.9.74
Launched: 9.9.75
Completed: 6.2.76
Owner: USSCo. NZ Ltd.
Builder: Whyalla SB, Whyalla, AUS
Yard No: 62
Link: 1661
Starke: V1976 #1541
GRT: 4,188
DWT: 5,503
LOA: 132.4
LPP: 122.5
Beam: 19.8
2GT-18.5 knots.

Subsequent History:

Powered by twin screw gas turbine by GE/Thomasson.

Seaway Princess was laid up in Melbourne on 23 Sep 1983 and was sold on 26 Dec 1985 to Huang Ta Enterprise Co., Taiwan for demolition.

Disposal Data:

Seaway Prince & Princess left Melbourne together under tandem tow by the tug Tiburon 1 on 3 Jan 1986, arriving at Kaohsiung on 18 March 1986.

BU Kaohsiung 18.3.86

Details: Mirimar Ship Index

Photo Credits: The late Don Ross collection
Vessel Identification
Name:Seaway Princess
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro Cargo
Gross tonnage:4,164 tons
Summer DWT:5,503 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1976
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (5)

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Keith Goldie on Feb 17, 2015 05:46 (4 years ago)
Joined this ship as O/S ..just after she was built..had cardboard stuffed into every nook and cranny in my cabin to stop the squeeking..a badly designed ship as the scuppers were built with right angles..blocking any water from escaping down them..I seem to recall..!!
Gordy on Feb 17, 2015 02:00 (4 years ago)
The Seaway Princess and her sister the Seaway Prince were withdrawn because of the rising costs of fuel, very expensive to run.
Dеnis on Feb 16, 2015 20:32 (4 years ago)
Very exotic choice of propulsion for an ordinary RORO ship as well, I wonder why?
Mr. DOT on Feb 16, 2015 19:34 (4 years ago)
those first years of the 'boxboat revolution' did produce some oddball designs! mrdot.
Dеnis on Feb 16, 2015 17:49 (4 years ago)
What an odd design, especially that "volcano" funnel!
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