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Photographer:gwrdave [View profile]Title:CHITRALAdded:Oct 01, 2017
Captured:June 16, 1975IMO:5070684Hits:1,013
Location:Auckland, New Zealand
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built 1950-1960
CHITRAL at Auckland
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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

Country France

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

Engine builders

Chantier et Ateliers de Saint Nazaire (Penhoet) SA
Works St. Nazaire

Country France

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)

Crew 214

Employment* UK/Far East service

CHITRAL (1956)
0338 1961/0209



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.

23.02.1961:Renamed Chitral.

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.

04.07.1976:Demolition commenced.


Clive Harvey on Oct 01, 2017 13:33 (1 year ago)
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