SPEEDWAY (1970)

SPEEDWAY (1970)

Postby teesships » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:15 pm

SPEEDWAY (7011462), Elder Dempster Lines Ltd., 1160gt,
completed Robb Caledon, Leith, 5-1970
1970 SPEEDWAY - 1970 CLEARWAY - 1978 O'SHEA EXPRESS - 2009 AHMED N (still in service, Tanzania flag)

Albert Weller slide, Southampton, circa August 1970:
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Scope for confusion with this one! She carried the name for only a few months until renamed, whereupon she swapped names with Elder Dempster's previous CLEARWAY (built 1968)! Luckily, there were clear design differences between the two which confirmed I had identified the correct one!

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Re: SPEEDWAY (1970)

Postby Patrick Hill » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:57 am

And as O'SHEA EXPRESS passing Rozenburg 12/06/1989.

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Re: SPEEDWAY (1970)

Postby northeast » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:36 am

An unusual venture into car-carrying by Elder Dempster, seemed unconnected with their trade, or did they run to West Africa maybe?
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Re: SPEEDWAY (1970)

Postby magoonigal » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:42 pm

A bit more information from Cowden and Duffy.

SPEEDWAY.
Built by Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd, Leith as Yard Number 507 for Seaway Car Transporters Ltd (Mountwood Shipping Ltd, Managers.) Registered Liverpool.
1970 Launched 18th February and completed in the May.
10th September, acquired by Elder Dempster Lines Ltd and renamed CLEARWAY
1971. 24th June, transferred from Felixstowe-Scandinavia Service to United Kingdom-West Africa Conference Lines, Ro-Ro service from Poole to Lagos.
1978. 6th June. Sold for £378,000 to O'Shea (Dublin) Ltd and renamed O'SHEA EXPRESS. Registered Liverpool.
1980. April, re-engined with twin Atlas-Mak units developing 3,300 bhp.
1984. 17th May, Sold at auction to Y A Kabbani. Registered Beirut. No name change indicated.
1984. To Mundial Trading SA, Beirut.
2006. To O'Shea Express, Beirut.
2009. Hussam Maritime. Renamed AHMED N and registered Moroni.
2010. Registered Zanzibar.

Current Details.
IMO number : 7011462
Name of ship : AHMED N (since 01/03/2009)
Call Sign : 5IM383
MMSI : 677028300
Gross tonnage : 4592 (since 01/08/1996)
Type of ship : Livestock Carrier (before 2009)
Year of build : 1970
Flag : Tanzania (since 01/07/2010)
Status of ship : In Service/Commission (during 05/1970)
Last update : 24/10/2012
Registered owner HUSSAM MARITIME SA Care of Star Marine KN , Albaraka Office, 3rd Floor, Neiem Building, al-Mina Street, Tartous, Syria.

Last inspection was 2008.
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Re: SPEEDWAY (1970)

Postby magoonigal » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:51 pm

Forgot to say there were Four Car Carriers.

CARWAY. In fleet 1967-1973. 1597 Gross. Built Grangemouth for ED.
CLEARWAY. In fleet 1969-1973. 1,207 Gross. Built Rendsburg as SEALORD CHALLENGER.
SPEEDWAY. As above.
SKYWAY. In fleet 1970-1973. 1,175 Gross. Built Brevik as the MANDEVILLE.
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Re: SPEEDWAY (1970)

Postby northeast » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:52 pm

Poole to Lagos, that was what was in back of my mind (where few venture to go), so they must have been used I guess for 'own careful owner' vehicle exports i.e. any old wreck.
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Re: SPEEDWAY (1970)

Postby magoonigal » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:16 pm

She seems to have been the only one of the four to transfer to Poole/Lagos.
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Re: SPEEDWAY (1970)

Postby TEESMAN » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:44 pm

O'SHEA EXPRESS at Hartlepool 23.01.82
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Re: SPEEDWAY (1970)

Postby teesships » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:51 pm

Further (subtle!) rename: AHMAD N (since 01/07/2015)

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Re: SPEEDWAY (1970)

Postby magoonigal » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:18 am

Very subtle! and easy to miss.
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