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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

RHINO




Ship No 523


The order for the Mini-Bulk Carrier was a strange but very welcome order in the yard of Robb Caledon at the time.

The yard was only contracted to build the ship up to her main deck level, and she was then to be towed to Bergen in Norway and her super structure would be constructed and fitted there. This was due to the closure of the original shipyard in Wales that had won the order to build her.

Her owners were a company called Paal Wilson and at 1445 grt, she was very welcome work at a tough time for shipbuilders in the U.K.

She was 66 metres between perpendiculars, with a beam of 13.4 metres and a design draught of 6.5 metres.

She was launched from the Leith Shipyards of Robb Caledon on 10th April 1978.

We hope to be able to bring you more about this ship and all the ships built in the Leith Shipyards, very soon on the new website.

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