P 622 - MV Table Bay - P & O

Length Height Weight Packaging
8.6 in (21.7 cm) 1.5 in (3.9 cm) 166 gm (5.85 oz) Window Box

This is the Tri-ang Minic Ships model of MV Table Bay a third generation 2,436 TEUTwenty Foot Equivalent Unit

An inexact unit of cargo measurement based on the volume of a "standard" 20 foot long intermodal shipping container

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 capacity container ship designed and built by the A G Weser yards at Bremen, Germany.

Although the ship was ordered by Ellerman City Lines it was sold to P&O during construction and was launched as MV Table Bay in 1977 operating on the Australia and Far East routes.

In 1982 the ship was transferred to the Overseas Containers Ltd (OCL) consortium of which P&O was a founding member. Renamed "Tolaga Bay" she operated in OCL livery until 1987 when P&O acquired the interest of the remaining members of the consortium and OCL was renamed P&O Containers Ltd.

The ship was again renamed "Table Bay" in 1991 and then became "City of Cape Town" in 1996 when P&O merged with Royal Nedlloyd of Holland to form P&O Nedlloyd. She continues in service on the South African route.

The model is marked on the underside with the Tri-ang Minic logo, "Modern Edition", model number P 622 and the description Bay Class Container Ship.


Specifications

Name: MV Table Bay
Owner: P & O Containers Ltd
Builders: A.G. Weser, Bremen, West Germany - Yard Number 1400
Laid Down:
Launched: 7th April 1977
Delivered: October 1977
Displacement: 47197 deadweight tons
Length (OA): 848 ft 4 in ( 258.5 m )
Beam: 103 ft 6 in ( 31.5 m )
Draft: 38 ft 6 in (11.7 m )
Propulsion: 2 eight cylinder SCSA MAN diesel engines manufactured by A.G. Weser, 53360 bhp, 2 shafts
Maximum Speed: 21.5 knots
Crew:
Capacity: 2,436 TEUTwenty Foot Equivalent Unit

An inexact unit of cargo measurement based on the volume of a "standard" 20 foot long intermodal shipping container

Click on the link to go to the Glossary for further information
History: 1979 - renamed "Barcelona"
1981 - renamed "Table Bay" - P & O
1982 - renamed "Tolaga Bay" - OCL
1991 - renamed "Table Bay" - P & O
1996 - renamed "City of Cape Town" - P & O Nedlloyd
Disposal:


As "City of Cape Town" during the 1990's - courtesy of Ken Smith


Further details can be obtained from the following linkss -
http://www.botacquaintances.co.uk/ships_n-t/Tolaga_Bay.html
http://www.navymar.com/CityofCapeTownUK.htm