CHITRAL - IMO 5070684
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|Tony Martin on Oct 01, 2017 21:30 (1 year ago)|
|Great photo and ship. Auckland terminal has certainly changed|
|MattyBoy on Oct 01, 2017 15:09 (1 year ago)|
|Beautiful. Just a shame one couldn't see the decor/living quarters inside.|
|Tomislav Raymondi on Oct 01, 2017 15:06 (1 year ago)|
Just to add, as per:
Type Passenger/cargo liner
P&O Group service 1961-1975
P&O Group status* Owned by parent company
Former name(s) Jadotville
Registered owners* The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company
Managers* P&O-Orient Management Ltd
Operators* P&O-Orient Lines
Builders Chantiers et Ateliers de Saint Nazaire (Penhoet) SA Yard St. Nazaire
Yard number 516
Registry London, UK
Official number 302590
Call sign GHNX
IMO/LR number 5070684
Classification society Lloyd’s Register
Gross tonnage 13,821 grt
Net tonnage 7,628 nrt
Deadweight 10,916 tons
Length 169.89m (557.6ft)
Breadth 21.35m (70.1ft)
Depth 12.26m (40.2ft)
Draught 8.576m (28.1ft)
Engines Parsons double-reduction-geared steam turbines
Chantier et Ateliers de Saint Nazaire (Penhoet) SA
Works St. Nazaire
Power 9,500 shp
Propulsion Single screw
Speed 17 knots
Passenger capacity 226 one-class
Cargo capacity 11,388 cubic metres (402,237 cubic feet)
Employment* UK/Far East service
08.07.1956:Delivered as Jadotville for Compagnie Maritime Belge (Lloyd Royal)SA (Agence Maritime Internationale SA, managers) Belgium. She was put on the Antwerp/Lobito and Matadi (Belgian Congo) service.
09.02.1961:Purchased by The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, together with her sister Baudouinville,to replace Carthage and Corfu - both pre-war - on the UK/Far East service.
20.02.1961:Transferred stores from Carthage in King George V Dock, London.
Her name, from a town, river and region in north
Pakistan, was previously carried by a 15,248 grt P&
O passenger/ cargo liner built in 1925.
02.03.1961:First P&O sailing from London, route extended from Hong Kong to Japan.
12.1961:Collided with a junk in fog 3km (2 miles) outside Hong Kong.
12.1961: Air-conditioning fitted by Hall-Thermotank.
01.10.1966: Managers renamed P&O Lines Management Ltd. Operators renamed P&O Lines Ltd.
04.1967: Arrived in London with the first containerised cargo of Japanese salmon.
31.12.1969: Last P&O passenger sailing from Hong Kong. After the closure of the Suez Canal, which meant that the voyage to Hong Kong took 35 days instead of 25, P&O revised its Far East routes and the two ex-Belgian sisters were no longer required.
12.02.1970:Last P&O passenger arrival in London Docks (King George V Dock).
03.1970/09.1970: Made 13 cruises from Genoa. Possibility of increased passenger capacity considered, but not pursued.
07.09.1970:Sailed for Singapore.
13.10.1970:Ownership, management and operation transferred to Eastern and Australian Steam Ship Co Ltd, for their Australia/Far East and Japan service.
01.10.1971:Now operated as a unit of P&O Passenger Division.
03.12.1975:Sold to Chou’s Iron & Steel Co Ltd and delivered at Hualien, Taiwan to be broken up.
|Clive Harvey on Oct 01, 2017 13:33 (1 year ago)|
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