1967. Delivered as the "Radnorshire" for the Glen Line (China Mutual Steam Navigation Co.) A.Holt & Co., London. This ship was one of eight of the Priam Class ( 4 for Glen Line & 4 for Blue funnel). This class of vessels were of advanced design and fast ships, which became obsolete within 10 years by the rapid growth in containerisation.
1972. Transferred to the Ocean Transport & Trading Co. (A. Holt & Co.). Renamed "Perseus IV".
1974. Reverted to China Mutual S.N.Co.
May 1978. Sold/aquired by John Swire & Sons/CNCo. Renamed "Kwangsi II"
1982. Sold to Hong Kong owners, renamed "Ocean Dragon".
Re-sold to the Saudi Venture Corporation, Damman. Owners:- Saudi Falcon Corporation, with Orri Navigation Lines as manager. Renamed "Saudi Zam Zam".
1984. During the Iran-Iraq war, when in the Shott-el-Arab, suffered direct shell hits and was damaged by fire. The vessel was condemmed, then scrapped in China.
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