ATLANTIC CAUSEWAY

ATLANTIC CAUSEWAY

Postby MadMaxLab » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:14 am

ATLANTIC CAUSEWAY   7-9-1969.jpg
From my B&W archives.
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Re: ATLANTIC CAUSEWAY

Postby E28 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:28 pm

Might the Atlantic Causeway be the most recent build on the Tyne with yard number 1.

Allocated 1 from Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd from their Walker yard with her ill fated sister Atlantic Conveyor allocated y no 2, a few subsequent numbers actually launched before the A Causeway on 2 April 1969 from their other yards.

Causeway was one of 6 sisters constructed for hire to ACL, Atlantic Container Line, and with Conveyor was owned by Cunard. Champagne and Cognac were for CGT, Crown, HAL and Cinderella, OW, all names preceded with Atlantic and were termed the G2's or second Generation RORO / Container ships, now termed CONRO.

ACL are still very active as part of the Grimaldi Group and operate 5 new G4 CONRO's built from 2016.
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Re: ATLANTIC CAUSEWAY

Postby magoonigal » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:26 am

Ship No 0001.
Keel laid 17th April 1968. Launch Date 2nd April 1969. Trials Date 25th November 1969.
Swan Hunter Walker.
14,946 Gross. 18,146 Dwt.
Steam Turbine 23 knots.
Sold and renamed ATLANTIC in 1986.
Broken up at Kaohsiung, arriving 16th June 1986.
Work began 9th July 1986.
Paul Hood. + WSS Tyneside Branch Hon Sec.
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