Built as a Freedom type cargo vessel under yard No 2600 by Ishikawajima-Harima Industries, Aioi, Japan for the Greek owner Tatmas Maritimes S.A.
08 April 1977 keel laid down
20 June 1977 launched as the MILOS ISLAND.
Tonnage 8,738 grt, 5,903 nrt, 14,967 dwt, dim. 143.4 x 19.8 x 12.4m., draught 9.1m., length bpp. 134.0m.
Powered by one 14-cyl. V-type Pielstick diesel, hp?, one shaft, speed 13.5 knots.
04 April 1978 completed and delivered under the name NEPTUNE SPINEL owned by Neptune Gamma (Pte) Ltd. Orient-Neptune Line, Singapore.
1993 Sold to Laemthong International Lines (S) Pte. Ltd., Singapore and renamed LAEMTHONG PRIDE.
1996 Transferred to Laemthong International Lines, Bangkok, Thailand not renamed.
2012 Detained in Paranaguá, Brazil.
Sold to Mumbai, India for demolition, where she arrived in November 2012.
Given by http://www.equasis.org that she was broken up since 03 March 2013.
Singapore 1978 10c sg335, scott308.
Source: Navicula. Marine News. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz
23 May 1957 launched under the name WILLIAM CORY.
Tonnage 1.578 grt.1.238 net, dim. 244.5 x 35.2 x 17.8ft.
Powered by 2 steam engines 180hp.
Three masts, schooner rigged.
Her registered owner was H.Taylor.
She was built for the purpose of developing the South Wales trade, in which Wm Cory Jr. had taken an interest with John Nixon.
Carried two thin funnels abreast, right aft, the stamp shows one funnel, a design fault on the stamp.
She was chartered by Glass Elliot & Company for cable work, later by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company.
1858 Laid Cable between Suffolk and the Netherlands, and from Cromer to Helgoland, Germany.
1861 From Algiers to Toulon, and from Otranto to Corfu in the Mediterranean.
1866 Landed the eastern end of the new Atlantic cable at Valentia, Ireland, and the Lowestoft to Norderney section from the Indo-European cable.
1869 The French Atlantic cable from St Pierre et Miquelon to Duxbury, Mass. USA.
1870 Carried part of the red Sea cable for the Indo-European cable.
Marseille to Bona together with CS SCANDERIA.
1870 Laid the cable between Penang and Singapore.
1882 Her registered owner is given as J.Fenwick & Son, London.
1888 Her registered owner is given as R. Jobson and Co., West Hartlepool.
1896 Transferred to Wm. Cory and Son Ltd.
May 1900 Sold to Dutch shipbreakers and broken up in Dordrecht, Netherland.
Ireland 1979 13p sg 457, scott 464
Source: http://www.atlantic-cable.com/stamps/Ca ... ndexbc.htm World Ships publication: One Hundred Years Cory Fleet.