Nedlloyd Bovenkerk - Holland

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The 1960-built, 11,436-dwt, 8,669-grt general cargo ship Nedlloyd Bovenkerk is seen in this photograph while she was underway in at Rotterdam, Holland. The date of this picture is not known.

She was built in Krimpen aan den IJssel, Holland at the C. van der Giessen shipyard and she was launched on July 2nd, 1960 as Losserkerk. By the time she was delivered on November 1st her name had been changed to Bovenkerk. She sailed from 1960 to 1970 as such for Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschappij then from 1970 to 1877 she operated under the same name for Koninklijke Nedlloyd, Holland. In June of 1977 she was renamed Nedlloyd Bovenkerk by Ledlloyd Lijen and in July of 1979 she became Kota Jaya for Pacific International Lines (Pte.) Ltd., Singapore.

By 1984 her owners were recorded as Pacific Asia (Pte.) in Sri Lanka. It was later that year during May that she was finally retired. On June 28th, 1984 she departed Xingang, China on her last voyage and the following day she arrived at Yangtai. There she was run aground on the scrapping beach and in the weeks that followed she was reduced to recyclable pieces.

Information courtesy Frans Sanderse & Roel Broere - Hoevelaken/Netherlands
Lloyds Registers & Marine News

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