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Sunday, 17 October 2010

CARIBBEAN PROGRESS

Ship No 510


The CARIBBEAN PROGRESS was an order from Common Bros for a twin screw RO/RO Container Ship.

She was another large vessel for the yard, at 3822 grt, with a length between perpendiculars of 104 metres (length overall of 117 metres) she had a beam of 20.3 metres and a design draught of 12.5 metres.

She was launched from the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb on 18th of March 1973.

She was converted in 1986 and her grt changed to 4469.

She was to have several name changes throughout her working life ending up being called Valentino, before going to the breakers yard in 2002.

For more on CARIBBEAN PROGRESS at the LeithShipyards website.

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