© Patrick Hill
Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1979 by Mitsui Tamano Engineering & Shipbuilding, Japan (Yard No 1197) as a Vehicle Carrier
- Length: 99.9 m (overall) 94.0 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 17.40 m
- Depth: 14.61 m
- Draught: 4.12 m (summer)
- Tonnage: 2462 – 7114 gross/721 – 2134 net/1894t deadweight
- Engines: 1 x 4SA 6 cylinder Mitsui 6L.42M diesel
- Power: 3310 kW/4500 bHP
- Speed: 14.5 knots (service)
- Capacity: 670 – 695 import cars
- Call Sign: CBCL, CQSY
- IMO Number: 7822079
- Official Number: 388175 (LR 1992 – 93)
- Port of Registry: London/United Kingdom, Grimstad/Norway, Madeira/Portugal
1970: A joint venture was formed between Höegh and Ugland which shaped Höegh-Ugland Auto Liners (HUAL).
July 1979: Launched as the AUTOROUTE.
October 1979: Completed.
© Phil English
@ 1984 – 85: Registered Owner; Ugland Brothers Ltd. Registered Manager; Aall Shipping Co. Ltd.
© Simonwp (left) and Ramsgate 1990 © Ken Larwood (right)
© Derek Sands
1990: United European Car Carriers was founded.
@ 1992: Registered Owner; Ugland Brothers Ltd. Registered Manager; United European Car Carriers (U.K.) Ltd.
© Ted Ingham (Ramsgate)
March 2000: Leif Höegh & Co acquired the other 50% of HUAL and five years later it was renamed to Höegh Autoliners.
© Willem Oldenburg
© Hans Deijs
© Manuel Hernández Lafuente
August 17th 2009: Broken up in Aliaga.
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: Hans Deijs, Phil English, Manuel Hernández Lafuente, Patrick Hill, Ted Ingham, Willem Oldenburg and Derek Sands for their assistance in producing this feature.