Chengtu III

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Refer to ship "Strathkirn"

Chengtu III
IDO / IMO number 7705855
Type Container ship
Builder Miho Zosenshu Shipbuilding, Shimizu Japan. Yard No 1066.
Delivery date January 1978.
Hull Steel.
Length 118.1m overall
Width 20.1m.
Engine Builder Hitachi Zosen, Innoshima.
Engine Type B & W, 2 stroke, single acting, direct reversing.
Engine cylinders 7
Engine Power 6,150 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 16 kts.
Deadweight 7727 tons.
Power Diesel
Aspiration turbocharged
Boiler Composite, exh.gas/fuel oil
Generator voltage 440 ac
Generator Frequency 60 Hz
Propeller material Bronze.
Launched October 12th. 1977.
Delivered to owner January 1978.
Scrapped 2009


January 1978. The vessel was launched as the Strathkirn for Taikoo Navigation, however the ship was delivered as the "Timber Bay" to the Timber Shipping Co. Singapore. Wolfgang Gimpe, Managers.

1979. Placed on charter with her sister ship Strathkeith to the Yemen, renamed "Jeddah Crown".

1980. Sold to Crusader Swire Container Services, China Navigation as managers.

1989. Aquired by Pacific International Lines, Pte. Singapore. Renamed Kota Panjang.

2000. Renamed "Salam Panjang".

April 3rd. 2009. Broken up at Chittagong, beached on April 10th 2009.


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