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Photographer:Ian Baker [View profile]Title:Cotswold PrinceAdded:Aug 01, 2007
Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
Built 1970 by Clelands shipbuilding, Wallsend, for Prince Line G.B.After tramping Pacific and N.Z.for many years she was brought to Launceston
for refitting. Was not done and after lying derelict for some years she left under own power to India for breaking up.Had a rather eventful voyage but I think she finally made it.
Vessel Identification
Name:Cotswold Prince
Former name(s):
- Fijian (Until 1989 Jul)
- Cotswold Prince (Until 1979)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:1,459 tons
Summer DWT:2,596 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1970
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (5)

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Gerolf Drebes on Aug 10, 2010 17:47 (7 years ago)
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Iggy on Jul 16, 2005 11:14 (12 years ago)
Remember the Cotswold Prince, when named "Fijian" callsign 3DRO. As the "Fijian" spend a number of years running from
Onehunga up to Lautoka and Suva.

Glenn Towler on May 13, 2005 01:01 (13 years ago)
Great Shot Ian, We must meet up some time. I hope to get up to Bell Bay in the next few weeks.

As for the Cotswold Prince, she borke down on the way to India and spent nearly 3 months I belive in Albany while they sourced parts, which ended up coming from a derelict trawler there, which was be prepared for a dive wreck. She did make it to India and she is no more. I agree with you, I saw her sitting there at south arm and unless you knew what it was you would have just assumed it was a ship at anchor.
Ian Baker on May 11, 2005 09:25 (13 years ago)
Glad you liked my pic.Cotswold Prince was moored at dry dock practically in cenre of Launceston.
She was sandblasted and left unfinished.Dock was taken over for development (luxury units) and she became an embarrassment.Moved every time there was a protest until finally left for India.
I am a shiplover and I don't think she harmed anyone. Regards, Ian Baker.
Phil English on May 10, 2005 21:36 (13 years ago)
Nice shot! Apparently, if the UK maritime press is to be believed, she caused quite an upset whilst lying derelict offshore NZ, with one local politician describing her as an abominable eyesore, or something to that effect. Obviously not a ship enthusiast then :-(
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