Chekiang II

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Renamed Coral Chief I, 1969

Chekiang II
ID /IMO No.5069348.
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 5,904 grt. 3,131 nett.
Builder Taikoo Dockyard and Engineering Co., Hong Kong. Yard No. 415.
Delivery date Nov. 1957.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2.
Length 422.25 ft. F'c'sle 36 ft. Poop 32 ft.
Width 55.75 ft.
Depth 33.5 ft.
Engine Builder Taikoo S.& E.Co.ltd.
Engine Type Taikoo-Doxford, 2 stroke, single acting, opposed piston, direct reversing. 67LBD4
Engine cylinders 4, 670 mm.dia.
Engine stroke 2,320 mm.
Engine Power 4,450 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single Screw
Speed 14.5 kts.
Deadweight 5,530 tons.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Natural.
Boiler Composite, exh.gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/Heavy Fuel oil.
Generator voltage 220 V d.c.
Propeller Right hand.
Propeller blades 4.
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Launched April 17th. 1957.
Delivered to owner China Navigation Co.

History

Nov.1957. Delivered to China Navigation Co. as "Chekiang II"

1969. Converted to side door/port loading in Hong Kong by Taikoo Dockyard, for the East Australian - New Guinea trade. Renamed Coral Chief I.

1977. Renamed "Coral Chief I" to reserve the name for a new ship of that name currently being built, then promptly sold to the Pacific International Lines (Pte.) Singapore. Renamed "Kota Buana".

June 17th.1979. Arrived in Bombay, then Alang where breaking up commenced in Aug 1983 by Vaijnath Melaram.

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