Chungking IV

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The first of a class of eight ships.The other vessels being "Chengtu II", "Chekiang II", "Chefoo II", "Kwangtung II", "Kweichow I", "Kwangsi I", and "Kweilin II"

Chungking IV
ID /IMO No. 5072412.
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 5,832 grt. 3214 nett.
Builder Taikoo Dockyard and Engineering Co., Hong Kong
Delivery date May 1955.
Hull Steel,clincher construction.
Decks 2.
Length 422 ft. F'c'sle 36 ft. Poop 32 ft.
Width 56 ft.
Depth 33.5 ft.
Engine Builder Taikoo D.& E.Co.
Engine Type Taikoo Doxford, 2 stroke, single acting,opposed piston, direct reversing. 67LBD4.
Engine cylinders 4.
Engine Power 4,450 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single Screw
Speed 14.5 kts.
Bale capacity 345,601 cu.ft.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration natural.
Boiler Composite, exhaust gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/Heavy Fuel Oil.
Propeller Right hand.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Original owner China Navigation Co.


May 1955. Delivered to CNCo., with John Swire & Sons, London, as managers. Note only one of the boats was a lifeboat, the other a "pleasure craft" .

Aug 1968. Sold to Fortune Wind Maritime Ltd. Hong Kong. Renamed "Fortune Glory".

1970. Sold to Eastern Glory Enterprises Co. Ltd. (Phoenix Enterprises Co.Ltd.) Hong Kong.

1971. Sold to Hongkong South Seas Shipping Co.Ltd. (Guan Guan Shipping Co. Pte. Ltd.) Reanamed "Kim Seng"

Aug 17th. 1971. Blown Ashore in Hong Kong by typhoon Rose. Refloated on Aug.28th. Registry transferred to Mogadishu, Somalia.

1977. Sold to the Vietnam Ocean Shipping Co., Haiphong. Renamed "Song Gianh".

1980. Transfered to the Vietnam Coastal Shipping Co.

1992 No longer registered.


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