|Photographer:||Gordy [View profile]||Title:||CAPE YORK||Added:||Jan 21, 2016|
||General cargo ships built 1970-1979 (Over 3000gt)|
...later Iron York
4,307 gross tons, 1,962 net, 8,518 dwt.
Lbd: 119.69 x 19.82 x 7.74 metres.
General cargo vessel Ro/Ro as built by Adelaide Ship Construction, Port Adelaide as the Cape York for Australian Territory Liner Services Pty Ltd, Sydney.
Diesel engine, six cylinder 4SA MAN oil engine manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Japan. 6,000 brake horsepower, 14 knots on 16.5 tonnes fuel per day. Crew 32. 3 cargo holds, two decks and a starboard side door between decks.
Controllable pitch propellor and bow thruster. Designed along with her sistership 'Cape Arnhem' for the Northern Australian ports of Gove, Weipa and Darwin from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Iron York was the last vessel constructed by the builder (A division of Adelaide Steamships Pty Ltd) Short lived and on 10 October 1974 purchased by BHP. Upon delivery 27 November 1974 at Newcastle she loaded general caro for Kwinana under original name and livery. Early 1975 renamed Iron York, registered Melbourne.
Serviced the Australian coast and New Zealand, 111 voyages in fact until laid up at Snails Bay, Sydney 31 January 1985. Sold 29 May 1985 to Pacific International Lines Pty Ltd, Singapore.
Renamed Kota Machan and arrived Singapore Roads 7th July 1985.
Here she was transferred to Malaysian Shipping Corporation Sendirian Berhad and registered at Port Kelang, Malaysia.
Service since unknown.
Scrapped at Alang December 1999
Details: Flotilla Australia (John Hoskings)
Details: The late Don Ross collection