ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
MERINGA
Construction
STEEL
Type
BULK SUGAR CARRIER
Date
1958
Official Number
196770
Description
Yard Number: 865

Machinery: Oil 2SA 4 cyl. 560 x 216Omm 3000bhp Doxford by Ailsa S.B. Co. Ltd., Troon.
Speed: 12.5 knots.

December 1958: Completed by Hall, Russell & Company, Aberdeen for the Adelaide Steam Ship Co.

Meringa is aboriginal word for 'Red soil'

January 1959: Commenced a steady run from Lucinda Point, North Queensland, to CSR Co's sugar refinery at Pyrmont, Sydney.
January 1964: Transferred to the Associated Steamship Co. interstate bulk sugar trade.
1979: Listed in Lloyd's as owned by Hull Investments Ltd., Melbourne, Australia as MERINGA.
1983: Listed in Lloyd's as owned by Grandamar S. A., Panama., still under original name, trade unknown.
1993: Listed under ships for breaking, (Marine News), MERINGA, 5,459/58 - m.v. By Coralsea Shipping Limited, Malta, to Bangladesh shipbreakers and arrived in Chittagong Roads 1/1/93.

[Details from World Ship Society (Victoria) newsletter 2002, Vol. 31, no. 6, by Glen Stuart]
Shipowner
Adelaide Steamship Co. Ltd, Melbourne
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 411' 5" x breadth 53' 5" x depth 22' 10"
Gross Tonnage: 5459 ton

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