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MV City of Valletta – Cargo from the Past

IMO Number: 6611409

MV Kota Jade

Ex City of Valletta, Athenian

© Ken Lubi

City of Valletta © Ken Lubi (Tyne, 16/09/1977)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1966 by Henry Robb & Co Ltd, Leith (Yard No 501) as a General Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 93.83 m (overall) 86.01 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 13.92 m
    Depth: 7.93 m
    Draught: 5.081/6.719 m
    Tonnage: 1503 – 2072 gross/693 – 1432 net/2329 – 3970t deadweight
    Engines: 4SA 6-cylinder Mirrlees National Ltd diesel
    1925 kW/2580 bHP
    Speed: 13.0  knots (max)
    Call Sign: GSRA (City of Valletta)
    IMO Number: 
  • Official Number: 308675
    Port of Registry: Liverpool/UK


May 4th 1966: Launched.

July 1966: Completed as ATHENIAN for Westcott & Laurence (Ellerman and Papayanni, Liverpool)

© Robert J Smith

Athenian © Robert J Smith (Tilbury)

1974: Renamed CITY OF VALLETTA for Ellerman Lines Lines Ltd., Liverpool

© Robbie Cox

City of Valletta © Robbie Cox (Dublin 17/03/1977)

© David Ingham © David Ingham

City of Valletta © David Ingham (Dover, Granville Dock)

© Clive Lawford

City of Valletta © Clive Lawford (Dover)

© Derek Longly

City of Valletta © Derek Longly

1979: Sold to Pacific International Lines, Singapore renamed KOTA JADE

April 30th 1986: Arrived at Kaohsiung, Taiwan for breaking

May 8th 1986: Ton Tai Steel Works Co. commenced dismantling work 

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: Robbie Cox, Clive Lawford, Derek Longly, Ken Lubi and Robert J Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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