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Name Official number Flag IMO
ESSEX  165362  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1936  17/09/1936  18/12/1936 
Vessel type Vessel description
Refrigerated Cargo   Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  545 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
11063 grt / 6521 nrt / 532..3 ft  70.4 ft  34.6 ft   
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
2 Doxford opposed diesels, 10 cylinders 13250shp driving twin screws giving a 19.5 knot speed. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, London  London  18/12/1936 
Other names
1946 PARINGA - 1955 NORFOLK 
Subsequent owner and registration history
Always owned by P&O but operated as follows
1946 New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd.
1955 Federal Steam Navigation Co.Ltd.
Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. 
Vessel history
Survived an air raid whilst berthed in Malta during WW2. Although badly damaged she was repaired and returned to service. 
Remarks
She was originally ordered as PAPANUI for the New Zealand Shipping Company. Although receiving Federal Steam names seems to have been registered under the parent company, P&O. 
End year Fate / Status
1962  Broken Up 01/09/1962 
Disposal Detail
Breaking commenced at Yokosuka. 
 

 



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