NILPENA 1954: Lamont, Port Glasgow

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NILPENA 1954: Lamont, Port Glasgow

Post by Deepol » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:30 pm

Coastal cargo ship completed for the Australian Government, later the Australian Coastal Shipping Commission in Melbourne.
She served till 1971 when she was renamed SIMANGGANG. Further renamings followed and finally as RUSLI she sank on 22nd June 1985 following flooding on a voyage from Kakinada to Singapore.
Nilpena Alasdair MacFarlane.JPG
Alasdair MacFarlane's drawing which appeared in the Evening Times of the period.
John Winters' collection
Paul Strathdee

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Re: NILPENA 1954: Lamont, Port Glasgow

Post by Jim Anderson » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:33 am

Yard No.381 Launched 02.09.1954 1,468grt 243.4 x 37.1 x 15.0ft draught
1 shaft diesel 2 S.C.S.A. 6cyl 960bhp = 10.5kts by British Polar Glasgow machy aft
Official No. 196729
12.1954 completed for Commonwealth of Australia (Dept. of Shipping & Transport), Melbourne
1957 Australian Shipping Commission, Melbourne
1971 "Simanggang" Century Shipping Lines S. A., Panama
1973 "Selamat Singgah" Seaward Shipping Co. Ltd., Singapore
1981 "Wihar 11" Hai Lee Shipping & Trading Co., Panama
1983 "Atlantic 1" same owners
1985 "Rusli" Unknown Owner, Honduras
22.6.1985 sank west of Little Andaman Island

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