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Default Nella dan - 5248762

NELLA DAN – 1961 – ESBJERG – IMO: 5248762 – OZKC – A/242 – Aalborg Yard # 109

Contract: 20-05-1960 - Keel: 14-11-1960 - Launched: 13-06-1961 – Sea-trials: 01-10-1961 Delivered: 04-10-1961
Initially the vessel was intended for the name “Jetta Dan”, however this was, as we know amended to NELLA DAN in honor of Phil Law, AAD Director of the time. Nella Dan was named after his wife Nel Law.

L: 75,24 m – LPP: 69,14 m - B: 14,3 m – D: 6,57 m
L: 246,10 - LPP: 226,8 - BEAM: 47,2 - DRAFT: 21,0 - DEPTH: 21,7
BRT: 2206 – NRT: 1060 - TDW: 2200
Polar and expedition-ship + refrigerated dry cargo and passenger-ship – Ice-class: 1A – 2 Decks - 3Ho/3Ha – G: 83.700 B: 75.870 IN:3390 Cbf.
Crew: 33 persons
Passengers: Originally 34 persons – later 42 and 46 persons
Engine 8 cyl. 2SA (350 x 620), B&W-Diesel type 835VTBF62 – 2240 Bhp. - 2540 Ihp – Single screw – control. pitch propeller - 13 knots
Owner: D/S-Vesterhavet, J. Lauritzen, København
29-07-1968: Company changed name to Rederiet Vesterhavet-A/S, København
XX-10-1971: Rebuilt with more accommodation for scientists. Passengers: 42 persons. BRT: 2158-NRT: 1061-TDW: 2200
XX-XX-1976: Company-changed name to J. Lauritzen A/S, København
XX-XX-1980: Rebuilt at Aalborg Yard
11-04-1980: Company changed name to J. Lauritzen Holding A/S
XX-07-1980: BRT: 2186 – NRT: 1073 – TDW: 2150
18-01-1981: Sold to J. Lauritzen-A/S, København
03-12-1987: Blown aground after dragging her anchors in heavy weather in Buckles Bay. She stranded on some rocks on a sandbank off Macquarie Island, Antarctic. In the Engine room sprang a leak and it was flooded. Declared a CTL
21-12-1987: Refloated and examined.
She was reported having holes in number 2 fuel tank and number 3 cargo hold. Also the engine-room had holes and was flooded and all engines and generators were damaged and unusable due to the incoming water.
23-12-1987: She developed a list.
24-12-1987: A fire broke out onboard the ship. It was decided to tow her out to sea on deep waters. She was towed 4 nautical miles off the coast and the ship was then scuttled and sank on the position Lat. 54°37’ S – Long. 159°13’ E. Here the depth was 2.000 meters.
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The pictures are either from my own collection and/or from the archives on the Bangsbo Museum in Frederikshavn in DK and/or from the Danish Maritime Museum in Elsinore, DK. Dates, locations and photographers are unknown factors if they are not specifically mentioned.
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