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THE FLEET 1960 TO 1991
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Link Name No GRT Previously Company Built Acquired Service Comm Service End Reason Notes Renamed Where are they now?
Photographs Manchester Trader 4 5758 Western Prince Chartered from Prince Line, UK 1955 1963 1963 1969 Returned Prince Line, UK Western Prince Sold to Cypriot flag 1973 and renamed Mariner. Sprang a leak and abandoned at sea.
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Manchester Commerce 4 8724     1963   1963 1971 Sold

W. L. Suan, Hong Kong

Ber Sea

(Somali flag)

1975 Renamed Yangchun, China. 2002 Sunk by gunfire in the Shatt al Arab Waterway Khorramshahr
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Manchester City 3 8734     1964   1964 1971 Sold South Korea Korean Winner 1978 Sold & renamed One West No 8, South Korean. 04/11/1985 Broken up.
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Manchester Renown 1 8742     1964   1964 1971 Sold South Korea Korean Challenger 1978 Sold & renamed Edessa, (Greek flag). 04/12/1984 Severe engine room fire whilst laid up in Trincomalee. 13/05/1984 Broken up in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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Manchester Engineer 3 7503 Cairngowan

Chartered fromCairn Thompson Line, UK

1952 1965 1965 1966 Returned Cairn Thompson Line Cairngowan  
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Manchester Exporter 2 7506 Cairndhu Cairn Thompson Line, UK 1952 1965 1965 1969 Sold Halieto Oceanica Naviera S.A. Panama.

Gemini Exporter

(Greek flag)

17/05/1971 Broken up in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
 
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Manchester Freighter   8105 Cairnforth Cairn Thompson Line, UK 1959 1965 1965 1969 Sold Royal Mail Lines, UK Lombardy  
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Escalante   7791 Escalante

Chartered from Royal Mail Lines, UK

1955 1966 1966    Returned Royal Mail Lines, UK. Sold January 1970 to Maresencia Nav SA Cia, Piraeus  Manes P 1970 Ran aground Negrotown Point, St John West, New Brunswick & sold for breaking up.
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Manchester Port 4 8938     1966   1966 1971 Sold Yugoslavia Biokovo

1980 Sold to Greek registry and renamed Ydra. 20/01/1983 Engine room fire 37º32"N 10º05"E. 21/01/1983 Grounded 1 mile E of Bizerta, Tunisia and left there to rot.

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Manchester Progress 2 8176     1967   1967 1971 Converted Converted to Cellular Container Ship & renamed Manchester Concept
  Manchester Trader 5 1999 Werratal Chartered from J A Reinecke, Hamburg Germany 1952 1968 1968 1973 Returned J A Renecke, Hamburg.

Union Kings

(Panamanian flag)

 
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Manchester Challenge 1 12039     1968   1968 1978 Sold Hong Kong Ocean Shipping, Monrovia.

Ocean Container

(Panamanian flag)

1984 Renamed Hang Fu. 1989 Sold & renamed MSC Susanna. 1992 Renamed Swan 112/02/1993 Broken up in Alang, India

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Manchester Courage   12039     1968   1968 1979 Sold Carolina Leasing Ltd.

Pacific Container

(Panamanian flag)

 

1989 Sold & renamed MSC Marina. 1992 Renamed City of Limassol. 21/05/1992 Broken up in Alang, India
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Manchester Concorde   12039     1969   1969 1982 Sold Furness Withy Shipping Ltd. London 1982 Sold & renamed Char Lian. 27/12/1983 Broken up in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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Manchester Quest   9296 Manchester Miller (2) Manchester Liners 1959 1970 1970 1976 Sold

Mitsui Co Japan

  Re-sold Kaohsiung, Taiwan shipbreakers. 24/02/1976 Broken up.
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Manchester Merito   3414 Catalina Del Mar Equimar Maritima, Bilbao Spain 1969  1970 1970 1972 Renamed Manchester Liners Manchester Merit  
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Manchester Concept   8176 Manchester Progress (2) Manchester Liners 1967 1971 1971 1980 Sold Hong Kong Cherry Bunga 02/05/1985 Broken up in San Esteban, Spain
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Manchester Crusade   12039     1971   1971 1982 Sold Furness Withy Shipping Ltd. London 1982 Sold & renamed Char Che. 24/12/1983 Broken up in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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Manchester Mercurio   1997   Chartered from Naviera Santa Catalina, Gijon, Spain 1971 1971 1971 1980 Returned Naviera Santa Catalina, Gijon Spain Folita  
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Manchester Rapido   1997   Chartered from Equimar Maritima, Bilbao Spain 1971 1971 1971 1978 Returned Equimar Maritima, Bilbao Spain Esther Del Mar  
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Manchester Merit   3414 Manchester Merito Manchester Liners 1969   1972 1975 1972 Demise chartered Plumpton Shipping Corp, Bermuda. Fortuna  
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Frontier *** 3621   Chartered from Condron's, Manchester UK 1972 1972 1972 1975 Purchased Manchester Liners (Freighting) Ltd Manchester  
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Lindo   6411   Chartered from Wilson Management, Norway 1972 1973 1973   Returned Wilson Management    
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Manchester Vigour   5310   Manchester Liners (Transport) Ltd 1973   1973 1980 Sold

1975/6 Chartered to Cargo Lines, UK as Cargo Vigour. Sold to Compagnie Maritime d'Affretment, Marseilles.

Ville d'Orient 1984 Sold & renamed Benwalid (Turkish flag). 1997 Sold & renamed Pollux (Panama flag).1998 Sold to Luhum Int. Tortal B.V.I.1999 Sold to Winnerwald Inc. Panama.
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Manchester Zeal   5310     1973   1973 1981 Sold

1975/6 Chartered to Cargo Lines, UK as Cargo Zeal. Sold tp Pacific Int. Lines, Singapore

Sea Hawk 1990 Sold & renamed Sea Leopard. 1991 Renamed Kurnia Samudera. 1993 Sold & renamed Pacific Lady. 1996 Renamed Hub Usaha.
Photographs Manchester Shipper 3 500 Peter Theilgard Chartered fromPetersen, Copenhagen, Denmark 1973 1974 1974 1975 Returned Petersen, Copenhagen Peter Theilgard  
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Manchester Renown 2 12577     1974   1974 1974 Chartered out 1974/78 Chartered to China Navigation Co. Ltd. Australian Asian Express Line Asian Renown 1978 Returned to Manchester Liners & renamed Manchester Renown
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Manchester Reward * 12577     1974   1974 1974 Chartered out 1974/78 Chartered to China Navigation Co. Ltd. Australian Asian Express Line Asian Reward 1978 Returned to Manchester Liners & renamed Manchester Reward
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Fortuna   3414 Manchester Merit Manchester Liners 1969 1975 1975 Sold Chelwood Shipping, Monrovia Kathleen
Photographs Kathleen 3414 Fortuna Chartered from Chelwood Shipping, Monrovia 1969 1975 1975 Returned Liberia 1990 Kudu 1990 Sold & renamed Cement Two (Italy). 1996 Sold & renamed Fortune R (Panama) 1998 Renamed Libera (Panama)
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Frontier *** 3621   Manchester Liners (Freighting) Ltd Manchester 1972 1975 1975 1979 Sold Bayworth Shipping Corp. Monrovia

Box Trader

(Greek flag)

1984 Sold & renamed Haris (Cyprus). 15/12/1985 Engine room fire 36º49"N 01º47"W. Declared total loss. 03/05/1985 Broken up Cartegna, Spain
Photographs Manchester Trader 6 500 Jeanette Helleskov Chartered from Petersen, Copenhagen, Denmark 1972 1975 1975 1975 Returned Petersen, Copenhagen Jeanette Helleskov  
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Manchester Fulmar ** 1 2524 Fulmar Chartered from Maritima Astur, Gijon Spain 1974 1975 1975 1977 Renamed Maritima Astur, Gijon Spain Fulmar  
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Manchester Falcon   999 Lappland Chartered from C Speck, Rendsberg Germany 1975 1975 1975 1976 Returned C Speck, Rendsberg Germany Lappland  
 
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Manchester Faith 2 1421 Francop Chartered from Bartels, Hamburg, Germany 1974 1976 1976 1977 Returned Bartels, Hamburg Francop  
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Manchester Vanguard 2 17385 1976 1979 1979 1979 Chartered out 1977 Chartered to Seatrain Lines, U.S.A. Seatrain Trenton 1978 Returned to Manchester Liners & renamed Manchester Vanguard.
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Manchester Vanguard 2 17385 Seatrain Trenton Returned from charter by Seatrain Lines, U.S.A. 1976 1979 1979 1979 Chartered out 1979 Chartered to Gold Star Line, Hong Kong Keelung 1980 Returned to Manchester Liners & renamed Manchester Vanguard.
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Manchester Vanguard 2 17385 Keelung Returned from charter by Gold Star Line, Hong Kong 1977 1980 1980 1980 Chartered out Bareboat chartered to C.Y. Tung Group. Kalten Shipping, Hong Kong. Oriental Vanguard Charter cancelled & name not carried. Returned to Manchester Liners as Manchester Vangard
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Manchester Vanguard 2 17385 Oriental Vanguard Returned cancelled from charter by C.Y. Tung Group. Kalten Shipping, Hong Kong. Kalten Shipping, Hong Kong 1977 1981 1981 1982 Transferred Chartered to United Arab Shipping, Kuwait Ibn Majid 1983 Sold & renamed Oriental Expert. 1983 Sold to Chinese Maritime Transport. 1991 Sold & renamed OOCL Applause. 1994 Renamed Eagle Respect. Renamed OOCL Applause. Renamed Da Li, 05/2002 Broken up in China
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Manchester Venture 2 17385     1977   1977 1977 Chartered out 1977 Chartered to Seatrain Lines, Monrovia Seatrain Bennington 1978 Returned to Manchester Liners & renamed Manchester Venture.
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Manchester Venture 2 17385 Seatrain Bennington Returned from charter by Seatrain Lines, Monrovia 1977 1978 1978 1979 Chartered out Chartered to Golden Star Line, Hong kong Marseille 1980 Returned to Manchester Liners & renamed Manchester Venture.
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Manchester Venture 2 17385 Marseille Returned from charter Golden Star Line, Hong Kong 1977 1980 1980 1980 Sold Kalten Shipping, Hong Kong Oriental Venture 1981 Renamed Rhein Express. 1984 Renamed Oriental Ambassador. 1989. Renamed OOCL Alliance. 1992 Sold to Chinese Maritime Transport. 1996 Sold & renamed Star Alliance. 1999 Renamed OOCL Alliance Sold & renamed Da Sheng. 05/2002 Broken up in China.
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Manchester Faith 2 1421 Francop Chartered from Bartels, Hamburg Germany 1974 1978 1978 1983 Returned Bartels, Hamburg Francop  
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Manchester Renown 2 12577 Asian Renown Returned from Charter by China Navigation Co. Ltd. Australian Asian Express Line 1974 1978 1978 1982 Sold P.T. Perusahaan Pelayaran Samudera Line, Djakarta. Indonesia Ratih 1990 Renamed OOCL Amity. 1993 Renamed Ratih. 01/1995 Broken up Djakarta.
Photographs Manchester Reward * 12577 Asian Reward Returned from Charter by China Navigation Co. Ltd. Australian Asian Express Line 1974 1978 1978 1979 Chartered out Chartered 1978/9 to Seatrain Lines, USA Seatrain Norfolk 1979 renamed TFL Reward. 1980 Renamed Manchester Reward. 1982
  Manchester Trader 7 1596 Kaethe Johanna Chartered from Hamburg, Germany 1976 1978 1978 1978 Returned Hamburg, Germany Kaethe Johanna  
Photographs Manchester Reward * 12577 TFL Reward Seatrain Lines, USA 1974 1979 1979 1982 Sold Famous Streamship Company, Hong Kong. R R Ratna (Indonesian flag) 1991 Sold & renamed OOCL Reward. 1997 Renamed Award 1. 02/08/1987 Broken up in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Photographs Manchester Clipper   1595 Clipper Chartered from H Winter, Hamburg Germany 1980 1980 1980 1991 Returned H Winter, Hamburg, Germany Clipper  
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Manchester Challenge 2 30817 Dart America Transferred from Dart Container Line, Hong Kong 1970 1981 1981 1988 Transferred Orient Overseas Container Line, UK OOCL Challenge 1995 Sold to Tolmi Shipping, Cyprus. 25/02/1996 Broken up at Gadani Beach, Pakistan.
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Manchester Eagle   965 Atlantic Eagle Chartered from Senator, Singapore 1972 1981 1981 1982 Returned Senator, Singapore Eagle  
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Manchester Fulmar 2 1599 City of Ipswich

Chartered fromEllerman Lines, UK

1979 1981 1981 1983 Returned Ellerman Lines, UK City of Ipswich  
Photographs Manchester Crown   1599 Crown Prince Transferred from Prince Line, UK 1979 1983 1983 1985 Sold Liberia Thai Amber  
Photographs Manchester Trader 8 1999 Lamara Chartered from Meteor, Singapore 1977 1984 1984 1984 Returned Meteor, Singapore Lamara  
  Manchester Faith 3 1599 Nahost Kurier Chartered from H Bastion, Panama 1971 1985 1985 1985 Returned H Bastion, Panama. Pinguin  
  Manchester City 4 3598 Cityof Lisbon Chartered from J Luhrs, Hamburg, Germany 1978 1985 1985 1986 Returned J Luhrs, Hamburg, Germany Polaris  
Photographs Manchester Trader 9 4146 Kormoran Chartered from Hamburg, Germany 1980 1985 1985 1989 Returned Hamburg, Germany Fair Cosmos  
Photographs Manchester Prince   1599 Njord Chartered from F Beutelrock, Limassol, Cyprus 1981 1985 1985 1989 Returned F Beutelrock, Limassol, Cyprus Njord  
Photographs Manchester Trader 10 3348 Karyatein Chartered from Karyatein, Hamburg, Germany 1980 1989 1989 1991 Returned Karyatein, Hamburg, Germany Altona  
Photographs Manchester Trader 11 1421 Francop Chartered from Bartels, Hamburg, Germany 1974 1991 1991 1991 Returned Bartels, Hamburg Francop  
Photographs Manchester Trader 12     Chartered   1991 1991 1991 Returned      
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