"I remember her here on more than one occasion and that once she was turned around in circles by a tug to untangle the chains. I believe she was held over as a relief for the service from Felixstowe." - Ian Clarke.
Renamed SEATRAIN TRENTON-1977, MANCHESTER VANGUARD-1979, KEELUNG-1979, MANCHESTER VANGUARD-1980, ORIENTAL VANGUARD-1981, MANCHESTER VANGUARD-1981, IBN MAJID-1982, ORIENTAL EXPERT-1983, OOCL APPLAUSE-1991, EAGLE RESPECT-1994, OOCL APPLAUSE-1998, DA LI-2001.
Broken up Xinhui 14 May 2002
Arrived as ORIENTAL VANGUARD 26 Jul 1981, sailed 7 Aug 1981 arrived 2 Dec 1981 sailed 7 Jan 1982 [George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List]
Above: West Mersea Lifeboat exercise with RAF Sea King helicopter in the River Blackwater. In the background are left laid up container ship MANCHESTER VANGUARD and on the right FLAMAR PROGRESS and FLAMAR PRIDE. Date: cJanuary 1982. Source: Mersea Museum / Terence Smith