Nedlloyd Hoorn - Holland


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The 1978/9-built, 48,437-dwt, 52,553-grt container ship Nedlloyd Hoorn is seen in this photograph while she was underway at Durban, South Africa on April 20th, 1985.

She was built in two pieces at two different yards in Holland. The bow section was built in Amsterdam at the Nederlandsche Dock & Shipyard faclity and the stern was built in Rozenburg, Holland at the Verolme Dock and shipbuilding facilty. She entered service in 1979 as Nedlloyd Hoorn for Nedlloyd Line Co. Ltd. In 1987 she was renamed Maersk Rotterdam and in 1990 she reverted to Nedlloyd Hoorn. She sailed through the 1990s as such however her career finally came to and end late in 2002.

After 23 years of service Nedlloyd Hoorn was sold by P&O Nedlloyd B.V. to shipbreakers in China for around $3.32 million (US). She arrived at their yard late in October of 2002 where she was subsequently broken up for scrap.

Information courtesy Marine News - The World Ship Society, Frans Sanderse
Lloyds Registers - Lloyds of London and the Fairplay Internet Ship Register


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