© Bob ScottMV Pasadena – Cargo from the Past

MV Citrus Do Brasil

ex Ouro Do Brasil, Pasadena I, Pasadena, Navelina, Navelinacore

© Bob Scott

Pasadena © Bob Scott

Steel single screw “Core Class” motor vessel built in 1970 by A/S Bergens M/V, Bergen, Norway. (Yard No 638 ) as Refrigerated Cargo vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 147.83 m (overall) 135.79 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 20.05 m
  • Depth: 8.53 – 12.50m
  • Draught: 9.14 – 9.170 m
  • Tonnage: 5901 – 8180 – 6168 gross/3354 – 4830 – 3580 net/8420 – 9725 – 8555 deadweight
  • Engines: Seven-cylinder, two-stroke Akers/Nylands-B&W 7-74VT2BF-160
  • Power: 8459 kW/11500 HP
  • Speed: 19 knots
  • Capacity: Ins: 415810 cu.ft / L: 7932
  • Call Sign: DADC, ELAR2
  • IMO Number: 7018525
  • Official Number: 6934 (LR 1993 – 94)
  • Port of Registry: Israel, Hamburg/Germany, Monrovia/Liberia, Panama
  • Sister-Ships: Persimmoncore, Guavacore, Anonacore, Pecan, Tangerincore, Mandarincore, Nectarincore, Satsumacore, Sultancore, Clementina, Lemoncore, Mangocore, Avocadacore.


May 6th 1970: Launched

September 17th 1970: Completed for Maritime Fruit Carriers, Haifa, Israel as NAVELINACORE.

Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell (NAVELINACORE astern of MORILLO, Melbourne 23/03/1973)

1975: Renamed NAVELINA  Registered Owner; F.M. Atlantic Frigomaria Kuhischiffreederi G.m.b.H.

1976: Renamed PASADENA

© Joerg Seyler

© Joerg Seyler

© Gordon Wise  © ToptoToe

© Gordon Wise (Left) and © ToptoToe (Centre of the three vessels) (Right) (Both @ Dover)

1981: Renamed PASADENA I.

© Derek Longly

© Derek Longly (Dover)

1982: Sold to Citrosuco, converted to fruit juice carrier and renamed OURO DO BRASIL. Registered Owner; M.V. Pasadena Shipping Corp. Registered Manager; Maritime Services Aleuropa G.m.b.H.

© Patrick Hill  © Patrick Hill

© Patrick Hill

© Brian Fisher  © Brian Fisher

© Brian Fisher

1992: Renamed CITRUS DO BRASIL. Registered Owner; M.V. Pasadena Shipping Corp. Registered Manager; Maritime Services Aleuropa G.m.b.H.


May 2003: To breakers at Alang, India.

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: Patrick Hill, Chris Howell, Derek Longly, Bob Scott, Joerg Seyler, ToptoToe and Gordon Wise for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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