Saturday, 26 July 2008


One of four similar vessels in the Apollo Shipping fleet - her sisters are APOLLO EAGLE, FALCON and HAWK, all of which have been seen previously on the Clyde - arrived today with a cargo of cement from Germany. She was built as ALICE BOLTEN in 1972, by the Van der Giessen-de Noord shipyard at Alblasserdam in the Netherlands. The following year she was renamed BAUCIS, and in 1988 she became ENDURANCE. A further name change took place in 1990, when she became LINDE II. In 1993 she was given a major rebuild, like her sisters underwent too, and emerged from the Spanish yard carrying out the work as ROSALI. Following another refit in 1997, she took her present name in 2001. APOLLO CONDOR is now 101.17 metres in length, with a deadweight of 6,341 tonnes.