MV Ajman 2
Ex Loreto, Stena Timer, Jaguar, Stena Timer
Peter Horsley (Real photographic postcard)
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1977 at Österreichische Schiffswerften AG, Korneuburg, Vienna (Yard No 711) for Stena Line Ab, Göteborg as an ice-strengthened RoRo Cargo vessel.
- Length: 116.95m (overall) 102.01m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth of Hull: 18,14m (extreme)
- Draught: 4,60 m (maximum)
- Tonnage: 2,500 – 2,905 gross/1,032 – 1021net/3357t deadweight
- Engines: Two Vee Oil 4SA 12-cyl, Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz SBV 12M540 diesels
- Power: 7502 kW/10,200 hp
- Speed: 17.0 knots
- Capacity: 12 passengers, , 40 x 15m commercial trailers
- Call Sign: …. XCLO
- IMO Number: 7501302
- Registry: Gothenburg/Sweden 🇸🇪, La Paz/Mexico 🇲🇽, North Korea 🇰🇵
- Sister Ships: Stena Tender (709), Stena Topper (710)
June 26th 1976: Keel struck.
January 28th 1977: Launched as STENA TIMER for Rederi Ab Concordia, Göteborg.
Roy Thornton Collection
April 11th 1977: Delivered to Stena Lina Ab, Göteborg.
🆕 © Kenny Kane
April 1977: Bare-boat chartered to P&O (Pandora), England. Renamed JAGUAR.
April 1977 – November 1978: Services between Fleetwood – Larne.
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© Clive Jackson (Courtesy of Trevor Kidd)
November 1978: Renamed STENA TIMER. Commenced service between Gothenburg – Kiel.
January 9th 1979: Bare-boat chartered to Sealink UK. Commenced service between Stranraer – Larne.
March 1979: Commenced service between Holyhead – Dun Laoghaire.
April 13th 1979: Commenced service between Stranraer – Larne.
May 24th 1979 – September 25th 1979: Services between Holyhead – Dun Laoghaire.
September 1979: In service between Stranraer – Larne.
January 1980 – February 7th 1980: Service between Holyhead – Dun Laoghaire.
February 1980 – October 1980: Commenced service with Stena Lines between Gothenburg – Kiel.
© Wolfgang Fricke (Kiel, 1980)
December 1980: Collided with PRINSESSAN DESIREE in the Böttö Strait.
April 1984: Sold to Secretaria de Communicaciones Y Transportes Sevicio de Transbordadores Direction General, La Paz, Mexico (Mexican Transport Ministry). Renamed LORETO.
May 29th 1981: Left Gothenburg for Mazatlan.
June 14th 1981: Passed through the Panama Canal..
June 1981: Commenced service between La Paz – Topolobambo.
September 20th 1989: Registered to Grupo Sematur de California S.A. de C.V. Mexico.
🆕© Frank Heine (Pichilingue, 15/04/2000)
April 2004: Laid up.
April 2004: Sold to Förenade, United Arab Emirates. Renamed AJMAN 2.
Andreas Wörteler Collection
July 2004: Ran aground in Guam and towed free.
August 2004: Sold to breakers.
November 9th 2004: Arrived at Chittagong Roads, Bangladesh to be scrapped.
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: Wolfgang Fricke, Frank Heine, Clive Jackson, Kenny Kane, Trevor Kidd and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.
Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)