Kweichow II

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Sister of the ship "Kwangsi II"

Kweichow II
ID No. 6619566
Gross Registered Tonnage 12,094 grt. 6,417 nett.
Builder John Brown & Co.(Clydebank), Glasgow.
Delivery date Jan 1967.
Hull Steel.
Decks 2, plus part 3rd. deck.
Length 563.5 ft. over bulbous bow. F'c'sle 94 ft.
Width 78 ft.
Depth 44.1 ft.
Engine Builder Burmeister & 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.
Propeller blades 4.
Propeller formation Cast.
Propeller material Phospher bronze.
Original owner Glen Line.

History

Refer to the "Kwangsi II" for ship information.

Jan 1967. Delivered to the Glen Line, London, as the "Glenfinlas (IV)".

1972. Transferred to the Blue Funnel, now trading as Ocean Transport & Trading. Renamed "Phemius (V)".

1974. Transferred to the China Mutual S.N.Co.

1978. Acquired/transferred to CNCo., renamed "Kweichow II".

1983. Sold with the "Kwangsi II" through Hong Kong ship brokers to the Saudi Venture Corporation, Damman. Renamed "Saudi Kawther", Orri Navigation Lines, Damman. as managers.

April 17th.1984. Departed from Kuwait for the Maldives, thence to China for demolition.

Service

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Events / Stories

Legend has it that there was no end of a kerfuffle in Liverpool over the delivery of these two ships, with the funnels being repainted three times.

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