Kwangsi II

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Kwangsi II
ID No. 6710994
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 12,094 grt. 6,471 nett.
Builder Vickers Armstrong & Co., Newcastle.
Delivery date 1967.
Hull Steel.
Decks 2, plus part 3rd. deck.
Length 563.5 ft. over bulbous bow. F'c'sle 94 ft.
Width 78 ft.
Passengers 13.5 ft.
Engine Builder Burneister & Wain, Copenhagen.
Engine Type Diesel, 2 stroke, single acting.
Engine cylinders 9.
Engine Power 22,500 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 21 kts.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Turbocharged.
Boiler Composite, exhaust gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil
Propeller Solid, right hand.
Propeller blades 4.
Propeller formation Cast.
Propeller material Phospher bronze.
Original owner Glen Line.


1967. Delivered as the "Radnorshire" for the Glen Line (China Mutual Steam Navigation Co.) A.Holt & Co., London. This ship was one of eight of the Priam Class ( 4 for Glen Line & 4 for Blue funnel). This class of vessels were of advanced design and fast ships, which became obsolete within 10 years by the rapid growth in containerisation.

1972. Transferred to the Ocean Transport & Trading Co. (A. Holt & Co.). Renamed "Perseus IV".

1974. Reverted to China Mutual S.N.Co.

May 1978. Sold/aquired by John Swire & Sons/CNCo. Renamed "Kwangsi II"

1982. Sold to Hong Kong owners, renamed "Ocean Dragon".

Re-sold to the Saudi Venture Corporation, Damman. Owners:- Saudi Falcon Corporation, with Orri Navigation Lines as manager. Renamed "Saudi Zam Zam".

1984. During the Iran-Iraq war, when in the Shott-el-Arab, suffered direct shell hits and was damaged by fire. The vessel was condemmed, then scrapped in China.



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