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AUSTRAL LIGHTNING - IMO 7050248

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Photographer:
Chris Howell [ View profile ]
Photo Category:
Barge Carriers
Added:
Jan 6, 2012
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Image Resolution:
3,996 x 2,588

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Owned slide with copyright
photo Mike Cornwall

Built 1971 as LASH ESPANA
76 AUSTRAL LIGHTNING - 93 CAPE FEAR -USN

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http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/13/135061.htm

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Current name:
CAPE FEAR

Former name(s):

 -  Austral Lightning (Until 1993 Feb)

 -  Lash Espana (Until 1976)

Vessel Type:
Logistics Naval Vessel
Gross tonnage:
26,406 tons
Summer DWT:
30,298 tons

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Ray Smith

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person
G'day Chris,
Unions stuffed-up Australia (MUA still at it,Tandara Spirit typical eg.) We didn't have Unions in New Guinea back in those days, just before Independence. I towed 9 barges in-line tow back to our Lae moorings one trip.Time I got home I was knackered!!

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They were never able to do this is Australasia, they discharged the barges but then delays with the actual discharge of these led o the service being terminated.

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G'day Chris,
This is a good shot of LASH ship "Austral Lightning".I worked this ship and "Austral Moon" and "Austral Rainbow" on tug "Jas Hill" in Salamaua Hr 19.2nm about SxW of Lae PNG back in 1977.Farrell Lines employed two shifts on these vessels working 'round the clock-24hrs a day when discharging and loading barges.
PJML

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Have these lash vessels ever been relegated to the dustbin of merchant shipping! mrdot.

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