ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
THAMESHAVEN
Type
VESSEL, CARGO
Date
1971
Description
Yard Number: 949

The largest vessel ever built in Aberdeen.

Subsequent Names: LANIN; ABELIA

THAMESHAVEN's forward hold was suitable for container services. Its aft hold was refrigerated so that it could carry perishable foodstuffs.

Owners were HAVENLIN ROTTERDAM BV
First Master was Mr.Maan.
First Chief Eng.was Mr.Jansen
Design Mr.Bryan Urwin
Rules A.B.S.

'Late 1983 the vessel was taken out of operation because of the growing demand for container transport and the decline of general cargo.
She was layed up in the winter of 1983-84 in Hamburg Germany waiting for a new owner.
MS THAMESHAVEN was sold to an Argentinian shipping company and was renamed LANIN.
In 1988 she was sold again to Good View Shipping Inc. and renamed ABELIA.
December 8th 1991 she arrived in Alang, India to be dismantled.'
[details courtesy of Mr Herbert Jansen, son of first master]

Shipowner
N.V. Havenlijn Rotterdam
Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Dimensions
length 437' 7" x breadth 68' x depth 31' 1"
Gross Tonnage: 8992 ton
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