Kweichow I

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Sister of the ship "Kwangtung II"

Kweichow I
ID /IMO No 5198735.
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 5,957 grt. 3,243 nett.
Builder Taikoo D.& E.Co.Ltd. Yard No. 435.
Delivery date Aug 1959.
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.Ltd.
Engine Type Taikoo Doxford, 2 stroke, single acting, opposed piston, direct reversing. 67LBD4.
Engine cylinders 4.
Engine Power 4,500 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 14.5 kts.
Deadweight 6,521 Tons.
Power Diesel.
Boiler Composite, exhaust gas/Fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/Heavy fuel oil.
Propeller Right hand.
Propeller blades 4.
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Launched Jan 6th. 1959
Original owner China Navigation Co.

History

Aug 1959. Delivered to China Navigation Co. as "Kweichow"

Feb 1962. Inaugerated the Far East - New Zealand trade.

1966. Replaced the "Kwantung II" / "Norman" on charter to Crusader Shipping Co. Renamed "Norman"

1968. Reverted to CNCo,"Kweichow".

Jan 1974. Sold to Cia de Nav. Orient Victory, Mogadishu, Somalia. ( Company was controlled by the Chinese.) Renamed "Orient Victory"

1978. Transferred to Phoenix Enterprises S.A., Panama. Renamed "Fortune Victory".

1982. Transferred / reverted to former owners, Cia de Nav. Orient Victory, Renamed "Orient Victory".

May 1984. Broken up in Shanghai.

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