Kweilin III

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Sister of the ship Fengtien III

Kweilin III
ID /IMO No.7906942.
Type Bulk carrier. 5 holds, 10 hatches, 750 TEU. 4 cranes.
Gross Registered Tonnage 16,288
Builder Matthias-Thesen-Werft, Wismar. Yard No, 123.
Delivery date Nov 1981.
Hull Steel.
Decks 1.
Length 178 m. over bulbous bow. F'c'sle 15 m. Poop 32.4 m.
Width 22.9 m.
Depth 14 m.
Engine Builder VEB Dieselmotoren, Rostock.
Engine Type Diesel, 2 stroke, single acting.
Engine cylinders 8.
Engine Power 9,000 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 15'5 kts.
Deadweight 21,889
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Turbocharged.
Boiler Composite, exh.gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Propeller Solid.
Propeller blades 4.
Propeller formation Cast.
Propeller material Phospher bronze.
Launched June 27th. 1081.
Original owner Halstead Shipping Corporation, Monrovia.


1981. Delivered as the "Palapur" for the Halstead Shipping Corporation, Monrovia. Managers F.Laeisz KG., Hamburg.

Nov 1982. Bought by CNC0. and renamed "Kweilin III".

1992. Regstered in Melbourne and placed on demise wet charter to Broken Hill Propriety Co. Renamed "Iron Dampier".

1998. Renamed "Iron B "

2000. Ownership transferred to John Swire & Sons.

2004. Renamed "Bao Long Men"

Oct. 2009. Broken up in China.


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