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AUSTRALIAN TRADER
« on: March 15, 2009, 11:01:33 AM »
AUSTRALIAN TRADER

Length 445ft 2ins Beam 70Ft 7ins Draft 20ft Grt 7005 Net 3042 D.W 3524
Powered by 2 x 16 Cylinder 4 stroke cycle single acting Pielstick oil engines by Chantiers de Atlantique of St Nazaire. Twin Screws and fitted with a Bow Thruster.

1969 Built by New South Wales Government Engineering and Shipbuilding Undertaking (State Dockyard) of Newcastle for the Australian National Line and named Australian Trader. Launched 17th February.

1972 She was modified by the builders for the Sydney to Tasmania run by extending the superstructure aft reducing the passaenger capacity to 172 to accomadate the additional crew needed.

1977 28th January she was purchased for $5.7million by the Royal Australian Navy to replce the H.M.A.S. Duchess and renamed Jervis Bay.
She was commissioned on the 25th August 1977

1978 A new training Bridge was added plus addition work also done by Storey and Keyrrs Pty Ltd of Sydney.

1994 On 18th April she was paid off and sold to a Greek Company Agios Andreas Navigation with Med Link Lines appointed as Mangers. She was registered in Malta. This company operated a ferry service in the Mediterranean and renamed her Agios Andreas.

2004 Sold to Marwan Shipping & Trading of the United Emirates Renamed Ajman Leader She operated in Persian Gulf out of Dubai.
Renamed again this year to Ajman City same owners.

2004 On the 18th September she was broken up at Alang.


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Re: AUSTRALIAN TRADER
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009, 12:24:07 PM »
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Andreas Navigation with Med Link Lines appointed as Mangers.

She operated special Xmas tours ? :)  Sorrrrryyy!!!! Couldn't help myself!  =D

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Re: AUSTRALIAN TRADER
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 12:59:23 PM »
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