Nanchang III

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Nanchang III
ID /IMO No.1168864.
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 8,265 grt.
Builder Caledon S.& E.Co., Dundee.Yard No. 397.
Delivery date 1943.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2, plus part 3rd.
Length 489 ft. F'C'sle 44 ft. Bridge 190 ft. Poop 38 ft.
Width 61.25 ft.
Depth 31.75 ft.
Engine Builder J.G.Kincaid & Co., Greenock.
Engine Type Kincaid/Harland & Wolff, B.& W. 2 stroke, double acting, direct reversing.
Engine cylinders 8.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 12 kts.
Power Diesel
Boiler Composite, exh.gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/Oil fuel.
Propeller Right hand.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Original owner Ocean Steam Ship Co. (Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel)


1943. Built as the "Telemachus" (IV) for Ocean S.S.Co., Alfred Holt & Co. as managers. This vessel was a slightly smaller replacement for the "Telemachus" (III), which was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted into the aircraft carrier "HMS Activity".

The image shows a typical cylinder section of an early Kincaid-Harland & Wolff, Main Propulsion engine.

1957. Transferred to the Glen Line, renamed "Monmouthshire".

1963. Reverted to Ocean S.S.Co., renamed "Glaucus" (IV).

January 1st. 1964. Bareboat demise charter to CNCo., renamed "Nanchang III".

April 1st. 1968. Arrived in Hong Kong at the end of the charter and delivered to Leung Yau for breaking up.


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