Saturday, February 27

Browsing: Red Sea Wrecks – L

The Loullia was a 2,479 GRT motor bulk carrier which began life as the Antonina built at Öresundvarvet A/B (Yard No. 121), Landskrona, Sweden for Rederi A/B Poseidon, Stockholm, Sweden. She was launched on 06 May 1952 and completed on 17 July with a length of 107.5 meters, beam of 14.3 meters, and draught of 8.49 meters, with diesel engines and a single screw for a top speed of 14.5 knots. In 1965 the ship was sold and renamed Zschopau and was possibly owned by an East German company. The ship was sold again in 1978 to the Blue Mediterranean Shipping Company (managed by Amin Kawar & Sons…

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The M/T Laura Security was built in 1956 as the 486 GRT. cargo ship Baltica at Karlstad Varv AB (Yard No. 137), Karlstad, Sweden, for Malmö Rederi AB, Malmö, Sweden. She had a length of 57.76 meters, beam of 8.64 meters, and draught of 3.33 meters. Propulsion was provided by a 5-cylinder “Alpha” diesel and single shaft for a speed of 11 knots. The Baltica changed owners and names at various times throughout her rather uneventful career. One exception is that while still owned by Malmö Rederi AB, on 01 April 1964, the ship ran aground at Hasslo, an archipelago of Karisdrona, Sweden, and was refloated…

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The Lara began life as the 7,103 GRT refrigerated cargo ship Nopal Trader built at KIELER Howaldtswerke AG (Yard No. 1046), Kiel, Germany for the Northern Pan-America Line, Norway (NOPAL Line). Launched 11 September 1956. She was 137.5 meters in length, 18 meters in beam, with propulsion provided by a diesel engine and single shaft for a top speed of 16 knots. In the service of the NOPAL Line, the Nopal Trader sailed between New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Houston, Texas, USA; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Santos, Brazil; Montevideo, Uraguay; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1978 the ship was sold and renamed the Krohn Trader. Then, in 1978,…

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