MV Nusa Pejuang
ex St Clair II, St Clair, Terje Vigen, SF Panther, Peter Pan
Peter Pan © Industrie- Photo Schilling
Steel twin screw motor vessel built 1965 in by Lubecker Flender-Werke, Lubeck, Germany (Yard No 550) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry for the Travemunde-Trelleborg Linie GmbH (TT Line)
- Length: 123.27 m (overall) 113.11 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 18.57 m
- Depth: 10.60 m
- Draught: 4.750 m
- Tonnage: 4467 gross1890 net/1061t deadweight
- Engines: Two Vee Oil 4SA Ottensener-Eisenwerk/Pielstick diesels
- Power: 7414 kW/10080 bHP
- Speed: 16 knots
- Capacity: 945 passengers/230 cars
- Callsign: DKNU, GUBE
- IMO Number: 6504553
- Official Number: 361861
- Port of Registry: Lubeck/Germany, Southampton/UK, Oslo/Norway, Aberdeen/UK, Port Kelang/Malaysia
- Sister Ships: Nils Holgersson
March 16th 1964: Keel laid.
October 30th 1964: Launched.
Peter Pan © Lubecker Flender-Werke
March 12th 1965: Delivered as PETER PAN for Partenreederei ms Peter Pan (Travemunde-Trelleborg Linie GmbH, managers). Commenced services for TT-Linie between Travemünde – Trelleborg.
Peter Pan © Wolfgang Fricke (Travemunde, 1969)
Peter Pan © Philippe P. Brébant (Le Havre, October 1974)
October 10th 1973: Sold to The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O Short Sea Shipping, managers) and renamed S F PANTHER.
November 17th 1973: Acted as a relief ship on Normandy Ferries’ Southampton/Le Havre route.
December 4th 1973: Ownership transferred to Southern Ferries Ltd.
December 22nd 1973: Service for Southern Ferries’ Southampton/San Sebastian service. She did two return crossings Southampton/Pasajes and two Southampton/Le Havre each week.
sf Panther © Wolfgang Fricke (Southampton, July 1974)
November 1974: Entered Chantiers de Normandie, Le Havre, France. Fitted with Vosper-Thornycroft fin stabilisers. Engines converted to burn heavy fuel oil.
February 1975: Rebuild completed.
March 31st 1975: Management transferred to P&O Ferries Ltd.
November 15th 1975: Southampton/Pasajes route closed.
December 6th 1975: Renamed TERJE VIGEN for charter to Oslo-Aarhus Linie.
December 6th 1975: Services between Oslo – Århus.
March 30th 1977: Sold to North of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland Co, Aberdeen, Scotland and renamed ST CLAIR.
1977: Refitted at North East Coast Ship Repairers, South Shields.
St Clair © Ri Innse Gall (South Shields)
April 4th 1977: Inaugurated Aberdeen/Lerwick roll-on/roll-off service on bareboat charter to Norwegian Shipping and Offshore Services. (The official opening was 10 days later).
October 30th 1978: Ownership transferred to P&O Ferries Ltd.
St Clair © Brian Fisher (Aberdeen, 1982)
May 5th 1983: Chartered for a trip to Gothenburg carrying football spectators.
St Clair © Simonwp (Immingham, 16/02/1984)
1984: £2 million refit at Humber Graving Dock & Engineering, Immingham including substantial mechanical work and 23 new 2 or 4-berth cabins and refurbishment of existing facilities.
St Clair © Gordon Dalzell (Lerwick, 01/078/1984)
St Clair © Gordon Dalzell (Lerwick, 01/08/1984)
April 1985: Chartered for a trip to Harlingen.
May 1985: Management transferred to POETS Fleet Management Ltd.
May 1st 1987 – May 6th 1987: Chartered for one trip to Scheveningen.
September 4th 1987 – September 8th 1987: Chartered for one trip Aberdeen – Esbjerg.
January 1st 1989: Owners P&O Ferries Ltd renamed P&O Scottish Ferries Ltd.
May 5th 1989 – May 8th 1989: Chartered for trip Aberdeen – Bergen.
February 1992: Renamed ST CLAIR II.
February 27th 1992: Final day in service between Aberdeen – Lerwick.
February 28th 1992: Left Aberdeen for Middlesbrough for lay up and sale.
June 30th 1992: Sold to Perbadanan Nasional Shipping Line Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and renamed NUSA PEJUANG.
Nusa Pejuang © Frank Först
December 1997: Sold to Indian shipbreakers.
January 9th 1998: Arrived at R.K. Engineering, Mumbai, India for demolition.
November 11th 1998: Demolition commenced.
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: Philippe P. Brébant, Gordon Dalzell, Brian Fisher, Frank Först, Wolfgang Fricke, Ri Innse Gall, Simonwp and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.