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
13th August 1936 the two Osborne brothers, who had earlier absconded from Britain with the fishing vessel GIRL PAT, were placed in custody by the master of Inanda and transferred to the authorities in London.
21st June 1940 she sailed on the final voyage of Harrison passenger service to West Indies.
27th Aug 1940. On return requisitioned by Admiralty as an Ocean Boarding Vessel. In September she was struck by bombs from German aircraft whilst fitting out in Royal Albert Dock, London.
She was refloated and taken over by UK government and rebuilt as a cargo vessel.
11th Feb 1942 registered under the ownership of the Ministry of War Transport and renamed EMPIRE EXPLORER.
8yh July 1942 torpedoed by German submarine U575 on passage from Demerara to Barbados. Hit by a second torpedo and then the Uboat shelled her until she sank.
Only 3 of the 71 crew were reported missing.