Ex Alpina I, Aegean Reefer, Delphic Reefer, Wild Avocet
Courtesy of Chris Howell
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1972 by A/S Bergens M/V, Bergen, Norway (Yard No 653) as a Refrigerated Cargo Ship
- Length: 155.81m (overall) 143.69m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 21.37m
- Depth: 12.70m
- Draught: 8.560 – 9.170m
- Tonnage: 7291 – 9710 gross/3242 – 5416 net/9561 – 10963 deadweight
- Engines: 1 x B&W 9K74EF diesel
- Power: kW/15300HP
- Speed: 22.0 knots
- Capacity: 4 x Hatches/Holds; 22.3m, 22.4m, 24.7m, 24.0m, 12,926m³
- Call Sign: GOXT, 3EXI9, SWPW,
- IMO Number: 7208510
- Official Number: 358482
- Port of Registry: London/UK, Piraeus/Greece, Panama,
- Sister-Ship: Wild Auk
March 1972: Launched.
Nigel Thornton Collection (Motor Ship)
July 1972: Delivered to Federal Steam Navigation Co. as WILD AVOCET. Registered Manager; P&O General Cargo Division.
1980: To Citragon Shipping Corp. Registered Manager; Comninos Brothers Shipping Co and renamed DELPHIC REEFER
© Brent (Naper 14/11/1981)
Courtesy of Chris Howell (New Plymouth 1981)
© John Jones (River Blackwater 03/10/1982)
Courtesy of Chris Howell (Bluff, NZ.1986) (all)
© Joerg Seyler (Hamburg 1990 ‘ish)
1991: To Warmship Marine Co. Ltd and renamed AEGEAN REEFER. Registered manager; Comninos Enterprises S.A.
© Ken Larwood (Dover 04/10/1991)
1995: To Sea Condors S.A. management remained the same and renamed ALPINA I.
© Malcolm Cranfield (Heysham 03/06/1996)(left) Courtesy of Chris Howell (Heysham 30/06/1996) (right)
1999: Renamed LIMA
June 19th 1999: Arrived at Mumbai, India. Scrap price – $120.00/ldt or $750,000 (US)
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: Brent, Chris Howell, John Jones, Ken Larwood and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.