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Photographer:Dean Porter [View profile]Title:ASTRONAdded:Dec 24, 2006
Photo Category: Containerships built 1971-1980
Stern shot of the ASTRON shown in St. John's Dec 23, 2006.

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By Dean Porter
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Londis (Until 1987)
- Merzario Sardinia (Until 1978)
- Londis (Until 1976)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/container Carrier
Gross tonnage:1,746 tons
Summer DWT:1,910 tons
Length:85 m
Beam:14 m
Draught:4.5 m

Additional Information
Home port:St.john´s
Class society:Lloyd´s Shipping Register
Build year:1971
AIS Information
Last known position:
47°48’36.37” N, 52°39’32.82” W
Speed, course (heading):
11.8kts, 360° (355°)
Arrival:21st Dec 2018
08:00:10 UTC
Last update:
5 months 29 days ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 December 21st, 08:00:20 UTCSt.johns
2018 December 21st, 08:00:10 UTCSt.johns
2017 December 23rd, 07:00:56 UTCSt.john's
2017 December 23rd, 07:00:52 UTCSt.john's
2017 December 23rd, 07:00:45 UTCSt.john's
2017 December 23rd, 07:00:44 UTCSt.john's
2017 December 23rd, 07:00:44 UTCSt.john's
2017 December 23rd, 07:00:44 UTCSt.john's
2017 December 23rd, 07:00:43 UTCSt.john's
2017 December 23rd, 07:00:43 UTCSt.john's
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Photo Comments (2)

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Dean Porter on Dec 25, 2006 11:54 (11 years ago)
Yes you are right, the Astron was built in 1971. At one time the Tarros Gage was used to bring supplies to the Labrador coast. I would like to know how many of these vessels remain, because there were many.

David Ford on Dec 25, 2006 07:34 (11 years ago)
Is this one of the 'Tarros'-class container ships built for Sea Containers way back around 1970?
If so, she must be one of the last - anyone know how many others remain?

David Ford
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