HMAS Jervis Bay (GT203)
Jervis Bay (GT203) was a training ship acquired after civil service as
the MV Australian Trader, where it operated as a Bass Strait ferry.
Acquired in 1977, it was used for navigation and seamanship training for junior
officers, and as a transport for Army troops and cargo as required. Following
an active career Jervis Bay was decommissioned in 1994, and ultimately
consigned to scrapping in 2004.
HMAS Jervis Bay (AKR45)
Jervis Bay (AKR45) was a high-speed catamaran evaluated by the
Australian Navy from 1999 to 2001.
M.V. Jervis Bay 1970
During 1970, a container ship of about 26,876 tons went
into service and operated until the 1980's.
© Chris Howell
In January 1976
was sunk by Jervis Bay in Tilbury Dock (London) New Entrance, but not by
colliding with her. Vanquisher was on Jervis Bay's stern line, helping the ship
stern-first from the locks into the river (Thames). Once the ship was clear of
the lock entrance she was turned by the tugs then went ahead on her engine.
Vanquisher was caught across the ship's wash as Jervis Bay's propeller turned
ahead, she was unable to get round, there was too much weight on the (manual
release) hook for it to be released and the tug was rolled over and sank.
During the Jervis Bay's trip to the breakers yard, her tow snapped and
finished up on a breakwater in Spain.
M.V. Jervis Bay 1980
In 1980, a 26,750-ton container ship was completed for Shaw, Savill &
Albion in West Germany. Before she commenced service as the Shaw, Savill
component of the multi-corporate
Containers Limited (O.C.L.) consortium she received the name of Jervis Bay.
Her name was subsequently changed when many complaints were raised concerning
the inappropriateness of the name Jervis Bay flying under a German flag!
M.V. Jervis Bay 1993 (formerly of P&O Nedlloyd, now Maersk Line)
The most recent MV Jervis Bay was built in 1993, a container ship of
"P&O Nedlloyd Container Line Limited was an Anglo-Dutch worldwide ocean-going container shipping line, with dual headquarters in London and Rotterdam. The company was formed in 1997 by the merger of the container-shipping interests of the leading Dutch transportation company Royal Nedlloyd (Nedlloyd Line) and the British maritime shipping giant P&O Group (P&O Containers). In 2004, Royal Nedlloyd bought the remaining shares from P&O and the company was listed as Royal P&O Nedlloyd on the Dutch stock exchange. Royal P&O Nedlloyd was acquired by the Danish A.P. Moller-Maersk Group (Maersk) in 2005 and was combined with their existing container shipping business Maersk-Sealand to form Maersk Line." (from Wikipedia)
Relatives of crew of original Jervis Bay
pay a visit to the latest Jervis Bay Dec.31.2000
In 2012, we received the following e-mail
My name is Charles Woodward and for a time I was Master of the container ship Jervis Bay. I knew Mike Chappell well and we hosted a gathering on board the ship a good few years ago now in Thamesport.
The ship has now been handed back to its owners and will be crew by Ukrainian officers from now on, rather a sad time for her. When the current British Captain, Richard Noble, left the ship he kindly sent back to me the items that I had put on display outside the Captain's office. Yesterday I was able to pass these on to the RN Museum in Chatham. I'm not sure what they will actually do with them, hopefully a small display alongside the Montague Dawson painting and the wonderful ship model they have.
Just thought I would let you know.
All the very best Charles