ACL G1 series

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ACL G1 series
The Atlantic Span
The Atlantic Span
Ship data
Ship type ConRo ship
Shipping company Atlantic Container Line, Gothenburg, Sweden
Shipyard Rheinstahl Nordseewerke, Emden

Ateliers et Chantiers de Dunkerque, Dunkirk,
Öresundsvarvet, Landskrona

Construction period 1966 to 1967
Cruising areas Transatlantic service
Ship dimensions and crew
197.10 (223.00) m ( Lüa )
183.00 (209.00) m ( Lpp )
width 26.50 m
Side height 19.00 m
Draft Max. 8.80 m
measurement 11,955 (15,107) GRT
Machine system
machine 1 × B&W diesel engine
performanceTemplate: Infobox ship / maintenance / service format
17,350 kW (23,589 hp)
20.0 kn (37 km / h)
propeller 1 × fixed propeller
Transport capacities
Load capacity 18,150 (21,193) dwt
Container 800 (1200) TEU

Atlantic Span

in brackets

after reconstruction

The G1 series was the world's first series of Con- Ro ships (from the English container RO Ro ) - a type of ship with which both containers and Ro-Ro cargo can be transported at the same time . The concept of the G1 series was developed in Sweden . The four ships, Atlantic Span , Atlantic Star , Atlantic Song and Atlantic Saga were commissioned in 1965 from three different shipyards by the three Swedish shipping companies Wallenius Lines , Rederi AB Transatlantic and Svenska Amerika Linjen (Broströms), whereby Wallenius had ordered two ships and one of the ships was handed over to the fourth partner, the Nederlandsche Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij. The units set in motion in 1967 were used on a time charter for the joint shipping consortium Atlantic Container Line . The type ship Atlantic Span was built by Nordseewerke in Emden, two of the other ships were built by the Ateliers et Chantiers de Dunkerque shipyard in Dunkirk and one was built by Öresundsvarvet in Landskrona . In 1975 and 1976, the quartet of ships was lengthened by 25.80 m each, increasing the container capacity by 400 TEU. At the same time, around 80 meter long extensions were added to improve stability . In November and December 1987, all four ships finally arrived for demolition at the Kuo Dar Steel Enterprise Company in Kaohsiung.

Loading space arrangement

The four sister ships had four each cell guides equipped hatches or holds for the normal transport of containers (569/969 TEU ). They were provided with trailer and car decks of various heights (5500 m² deck area with 4.5 m height and 9800 m² deck area with 1.7 m height), which could be reached via a 7 meter wide stern ramp. There were also three side doors measuring 4.5 x 4.5 m. The weather deck, which can be reached from the ro-ro area via another ramp, could also be loaded with trailers and containers.

The ships

ACL G1 series
Building name Shipyard /
construction number
IMO number delivery Client Renaming and whereabouts
Atlantic Span North Sea Works / 383 6716613 July 31, 1967 Rederi AB Transatlantic, Gothenburg Extended from October 15, 1975 to January 31, 1976 at the North Sea Works, 1984 Atlantic Service , from November 19, 1987 scrapped at the Kuo Dar Steel Enterprise Company in Kaohsiung
Atlantic saga Oresundsvarvet / 208 6717813 4th September 1967 Svenska Amerika Linjen (Broström), Gothenburg Extended in 1976 at Götaverken, scrapped from December 7, 1987 at the Kuo Dar Steel Enterprise Company in Kaohsiung
Atlantic song Ateliers et Chantiers de Dunkerque / 254 6711766 September 25, 1967 AB Soya (Wallenius), Stockholm Extended in Innoshima in July 1976, scrapped from November 16, 1987 at the Kuo Dar Steel Enterprise Company in Kaohsiung
Atlantic Star Ateliers et Chantiers de Dunkerque / 255 6719603 November 1967 Nederlandsche Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij (Holland America Lijn), Rotterdam Extended in 1976, scrapped from December 14, 1987 at the Kuo Dar Steel Enterprise Company in Kaohsiung
Data: Equasis, large tonnage

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Rolf Schönknecht / Uwe Laue, ocean freighters of the world shipping volume 1, transpress VEB publishing house for transport, Berlin 1987, ISBN 3-344-00182-5
  2.  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Miramar (English)@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  3. ^ Hans van Ham: Development of Containerization: Success Through Vision, Drive and Technology , IOS Press, 2012, ISBN 978-1-61499-146-5 , pp. 57/58
  4. Equasis homepage (English)
  5. grosstonnage homepage (English)