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Mv Cantaloup – Cargo from the Past

Mv Pelagos

ex Star Light, Pegasus, Carinthia, Cantaloup

© Gordon Wise

© Gordon Wise

Steel single screw “Super Core” class motor vessel built in 1973 by Nylands, Oslo (Yard No 655) as a General Cargo Ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 143.69 m (overall) 155.81 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 21.37 m
  • Depth: 12.70 m
  • Draught: 9.176 m
  • Tonnage: 7,330 – 9,749 gross/3,542 – 5,703 net/9,551 – 10,973 deadweight
  • Engines: 2 SA 8-cylinder B & W diesels
  • Power: 12980 kW/17400HP
  • Speed: 20 knots
  • Capacity: 13232 m³
  • Call Sign: GSEG, C6JO7
  • IMO Number: 7304338
  • Official Number: 361582
  • Port of Registry: Glasgow/United Kingdom, Nassau/Bahamas
  • Sister-Ship: Cherry, Orange, Maranga, Morillo, Tangelo


“The cooling vessel type Super Core was designed in the late 1960s by the Norwegian shipyard Bergens Mekaniske Verksted from Bergen for the Israeli fruit export company Maritime Fruit Carriers (MFC) from Haifa. The type ending ” … core ” therefore derives also from the Hebrew word for “cold”…”

Source: Wikipedia

1973: Completed for Maritime Fruit Carriers as CANTALOUP

1976: Renamed CARINTHIA. Registered Owner; Cunard S.S. Co., Ltd. Registered Manager; Cunard Brocklebank Ltd.

© Brent

© Brent

1986: PEGASUS. Registered Owner; Arlen Shipping Corp. Registered Manager; Wallem Shipmanagement (Isle of Man).

© John Jones

© John Jones (July 1986, River Fal)

© Brian Fisher

© Brian Fisher

Courtesy of Chris Howell  Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell


1995: PELAGOS. Manager; Comparison Shipping. Registered Owner; Chartworld Shipping Corp.

July 2nd 2000: Broken up at Alang.

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, Brian Fisher, Chris Howell, John Jones and Gordon Wise for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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