Mv Reefer Turbo
Ex Reefer Tiger, Ionian Reefer, Australic.
Courtesy of Chris Howell
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1965 by Eriksberg M/V A/B, Gothenburg (Yard No 594) as General Cargo vessel.
- Length: 149.23 m (overall) 137.17 m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth: 18.98 m
Depth: 11.89 m
Draught: 8.249 – 8.535 m
Tonnage: 6482 – 8002 gross/2725 – 4302 net/7398 – 8528 deadweight
Engines: 2 SA 8 – cylinder B & W diesel
Power: 7460 kW/10,000 bhp
Speed: 19 knots
Capacity: Ins 10,662m³
Call Sign: SDUA (Australic) 9HJG3 (Reefer Turbo)
IMO Number: 6503535 Official Number: 120575 (LR 1978- 79)
Port of Registry: Gothenburg/Sweden (Australic), Valletta/Malta (Reefer Turbo)
October 1963: Ordered.
October 12th 1964: Launched as AUSTRALIC
March 23rd 1965: Delivered to the joint companies Ab Transatlantic (50%), Salénrederierna Ab (50%).
© Malcolm Cranfield (left) © Gordon Wise (@ Dover)(right)
1978 – 1979: Registered Owner; m.s. “Australic”.
May 31st 1978: Sold to National Ability cia Naviera S.A. Piraeus, Greece.
October 31st 1978: Taken over by her new owner and renamed IONIAN REEFER.
© Yvon Perchoc
1979: Transferred to Progress Compania Naviera, S.A. Piraeus, Greece.
1985: Sold to Marine Heaven Inc. Panama. Same manager. Renamed REEFER TIGER .
November 1985: Sold to Marine Heaven S.A. Panama and renamed REEFER TURBO.
© Mike Griffiths
1989: Sold to Gemini Maritime International S.A. Piraeus, Greece.
1991: Sold to Daftok Shipping, Ltd. (International Reefer Services S.A.), Valletta, Malta.
1992 – 1993: Registered Manager; Emotion Marine Co. Ltd.
October 5th 1993: Arrived at Rishi Ship Breakers, Bombay, India.
December 23rd 1993: Beached and scrapping commenced.
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Malcolm Cranfield, Mike Griffiths, Chris Howell, Yvon Perchoc and Gordon Wise for their assistance in producing this feature.
Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)