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Name: EUROPIC FERRY
Type: Passenger Ro/Ro Ferry
Launched: 03/10/1967
Completed: 01/1968
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 2025
Dimensions: 4190grt, 1499nrt, 2784dwt, 451.4 x 69.0 x 15.0ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, Pielstick vee oil, 4SA, 16cyl (400 x 460mm), 13360bhp
Engines by: A/B Lindholmens Varv, Gothenburg
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: 334739
History:
01/1968 Atlantic Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
12/1987 P&O European Ferries (Felixstowe) Ltd
1991 Howill Shipping Ltd, London
1992 Renamed EUROPEAN FREIGHTER
1993 Namora Shipping Ltd, Limassol; renamed AFRODITE II
2004 Marwan Shipping & Trading Co, Aqaba; renamed AJMAN GLORY
01/02/2005 Broken up
Comments: 1971: ASN operations were combined with Townsend-Thoresen
19/04/1982: Requisitioned by British Government for the Falklands Task Force
22/04/1982: Sailed from Southampton for the South Atlantic
21/05/1982: Anchored in San Carlos Water and came under heavy attack
23/06/1982: Sailed from Port Stanley for UK
07/1982: Released to owners
01/02/2005: Arrived at Alang for breaking up


Above photo as EUROPIC FERRY copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo as EUROPIC FERRY copyright of Mike Woods

Above photo as EUROPIC FERRY copyright of Brian Fisher

Above photo as EUROPIC FERRY copyright of Brian Fisher

Above photo as EUROPEAN FREIGHTER courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as AFRODITE II courtesy of Photoship

Above 3 photos as AJMAN GLORY copyright of Zahan