Gepost vrijdag 12 september 2003 @ 19:59
Er zijn nog al wat schepen met die naam.
Ik heb hier iets gevonden van een geweze Troepenschip.
Maar ik weet niet ofje dat zoekt.
liners named Arawa were operated by the Shaw Savill Line in its service
to Australia and New Zealand from the 1930s and, by coincidence, both
began life with other names - Esperance Bay in the case of the first
vessel, and Arlanza in the second.
first of the two ships was built by Beardmores of Glasgow and made her
maiden voyage at Esperance Bay in 1922. A 15-knot twin-screw ship, she
was owned by the Australian Commonwealth Line and had excellent
accommodation for 12 first-class and 720 tourist-class passengers.
1927 Esperance Bay and other Bay- class liners were sold to British
interests, and the ship was re-modelled as a one-class liner and
operated on the Suez route.
in 1936 to Shaw Savill the ship, by then named Arawa, served on the
China station during the Second World War as an armed merchant cruiser
and later became a transport, carrying thousands of servicemen and
vital food cargoes.
a refit by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Arawa returned to the
Australian and New Zealand service in 1947, and paid many calls to
She was sold to the British Iron and Steel Corporation for scrapping in 1955, when she was almost 30 years old.
second Arawa, formerly the Royal Mail passenger-cargo liner Arlanza,
began a new career with Shaw Savill in 1969. Within a few years
combined passenger-cargo ships were made redundant by the introduction
of container vessels.
was sold to a Norwegian firm and converted into a car-carrying
freighter but was withdrawn in 1981 and sold to Japan for scrapping.
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