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SHIP NAME: Cumberlande KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
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World Achilles ON 356551 21384 gross, 13977 net, 37635 deadweight. 6cyl 12000 BHP Polish built 2SA RD Sulzer 15 knot burning 38.5 tonnes/day 34 crew British designed but Greek built BC35 class bulk carriers. No 2 of 19 with the majority of which were built for Niarchos family ownership. 7 holds of which 2,4 and 6 were permitted to be empty when carrying ore cargoes. 1973 Completed by Hellenic shipyards in Greece (Yard number 1081). 1974 Sold to BHP and registered in Hong Kong and renamed Iron Cumberland. 1986 Sold to Glenara Ltd of Hong Kong and renamed Cumberlande 1987 Lost 26 miles north east of the Pitcairn Island group when carrying Ferro manganese from Bell Bay and concentrates from Newcastle to New Orleans. Ship started taken water in No. 1 and 2 holds and after pumping for two days the ship was abandoned. After 27 hours in the lifeboats the 27 crew were picked up by the British container ship Act 5 and taken to Auckland.


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no 1 and 2 holds flooded and foundered. Manganese loaded.


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