P 623 - MV City of Durban

Ellerman - City Lines


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 the MV City of Durban a third generation 2436 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, West Germany in 1977 for Ellerman and Harrison Lines.

She operated on the Europe - South Africa service under the Ellerman City Lines banner until 1983 when she was chartered by Overseas Containers Ltd (OCL) and renamed "Portland Bay". She operated on the Europe - Australia / NZ service for a year under OCL management until returning to Ellerman City Lines and reverting to "City of Durban" in 1984.

In 1986 she was transferred to the Associated Container Transport (ACT) consortium, of which Ellerman and Harrison Lines were founding members, and renamed "ACT 8". Repainted in ACT livery she operated on the Europe - Australia / NZ service for five years until 1991 when she again reverted to Ellerman City Lines as "City of Durban".

The ship was renamed "Pegasus Bay" in 1996 following P&O's acquisition of Ellerman Lines interest in the ACT consortium in 1991 and became part of the P&O Nedlloyd fleet following the 1998 acquisition of Harrison Lines interest in the ACT consortium.

She remained in service under the P&O Nedlloyd banner until 2002 when she was scrapped at Zhenjiang in China..

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 City of Durban
Owner: Ellerman - City Lines
Builders: A.G. Weser, Bremen, West Germany - Yard Number 1401
Laid Down:  
Launched: 1978
Delivered: 1978
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: 1983 - renamed "Portland Bay" - P & O
1984 - renamed "City of Durban"
1986 - renamed "ACT 8" - ACT
1990 - renamed "City of Durban"
1996 - renamed "Pegasus Bay" - P & O Nedlloyd
Disposal: October 2002 - broken up at Jiangyin, China


During transfer to ACT - still in Ellerman Line colours except for the ACT funnel markings 


Further details of the ship can be obtained from the following links -
http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/ellerman4.htm
http://www.bluestarline.org/act/ships_act.html
http://www.mattmar.com.au/fleet_list_act.htm