Erawan I

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IMO /ID No. 7038604.
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 9,229 grt. 6,088 nett
Builder Bartram & Sons Ltd. South Dock, Sunderland. Yard No. 426.
Delivery date Feb.19th. 1971.
Hull Steel.
Decks 1, plus part 2nd deck.
Length 462.8 ft
Width 67.5 ft.
Depth 38.6 ft.
Engine Builder Hawthorn Leslie (Eng) Ltd.
Engine Type Sulzer, 2-stroke, single-acting.
Engine cylinders 5.
Engine Power 7,500 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw
Speed 15 kts.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Turbocharged.
Boiler Composite, exh.gas/ fuel oil.
Propeller Right hand.
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Launched Dec.12th. 1970.


Feb 1971. Delivered as the "Erawan" John Swire & Sons, CNCo. as managers. This was the last of 16 of the SD 14 standard ships from Bartram & Sons., who eventually were a subsidiary of Austin & Pickersgill the designers of the SD 14.

Sept 1978. Transfered to CNCo.

April 1979. Sold to the Rion Maritime Corporation (Pegasus Ocean Services), Piraeus. Renamed "Cape Rion".

1981. Sold to the Matthew Shipping Co. Ltd. Montreal. registered in Georgetown. Renamed "Tortugas" The managers being Denholm Ship Management.

1981. Sold to Anangel Champion Cia. navigation S.A. Piraeus. Renamed "Anangel Champion".

1993. Sold to Safehaven Shipping corporation, St.Vincent & Grenadines. Renamed "Rana". Operated by Sea Falcon Navigation Corporation.

1994. Transfered to Starglow Shipping, St Vincent. Renamed "Mantis"

1997. Sold/transferred to Lucky Merit Enterprises Ltd., St.Vincent. Reanamed "Martina".

April 24th. 2000. Broken up at Chittagong.


Events / Stories

It has been pointed out that "Erawan" is Thai for "White Elephant"; there was a moment when the fleet was waiting with bated breath for "Error Two"...none the less the name seems to hold a certain compulsive charm for CNCo Management...