Chefoo II

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Sister of the ship Chungking IV

Chefoo II
IMO /ID No.5069295.
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 5,904 grt. 3,131 nett.
Builder Taikoo Dockyard and Engineering Co. Yard No. 416.
Delivery date Aug. 1958.
Hull Steel, clincher construction
Decks 2. F'C'sle 56 ft. Poop 32 ft.
Length 422.5 ft.
Width 56 ft.
Depth 33 feet 6 inches
Engine Builder Taikoo S.& E.Co. Ltd.
Engine Type Taikoo Doxford, 2 stroke,single acting, direct reversing, opposed piston. 67LBD4.
Engine cylinders 4.
Engine Power 4,450 BHP
Propulsion mode Single Screw
Speed 14.5 knots
Deadweight 9,999 tons.
Bale capacity 345,204 cu.ft.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Natural.
Boiler Donkey boiler, composite exhaust gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/Heavy Fuel Oil
Propeller Right hand.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Launched Dec.18th. 1957
Original owner China Navigation Co.


Aug 1958. Delivered as "Chefoo" to China Navigation Co.

1970. Converted by Taikoo Dockyard for side port/door loading, for service on the East Australia- New Guinea service. Renamed "Island Chief II"

Feb 1978. Sold to the Straits Shipping (Pte.) Singapore. Renamed "Straits Hope"

1992. Passed to the subsidiary company Victoria Shipping (Pte.) Singapore. Same name.

Aug 2nd.1992 Under tow by the "Shalom I" to India for breaking up.

October 16th. 1992. Broken up at Alang.


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