Ninghai II

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Ninghai II
ID /IMO No.5401223.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 9,979 grt. 6,221 nett.
Builder Lithgows Ltd., Port Glasgow. Yard No. 1000.
Delivery date 1945.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2.
Length 497.5 ft. F'c'sle 38 ft. Poop 33 ft.
Width 64 ft.
Depth 42.75 ft.
Passengers Originally 36, reduced to 12.
Engine Builder Barclay Curle & Co. Glasgow.
Engine Type Barclay Curle-Doxford, 2 stroke, single acting, opposed piston, direct reversing. 67LB6.
Engine cylinders 6
Engine Power 6,800 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 15 kts.
Power Diesel.
Boiler Composite, exhaust gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Generator 4. 3 x W.H.Allen & 1 x Rolls Royce.( in 1966)
Generator voltage 220 v.dc.
Propeller Right hand.
Propeller blades 4.
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Original owner Anchor Line.
Delivered to owner Oct. 25th.1945.


October 25th.1945. Delivered to the Anchor L as the "Elysia". The ship was one of a group of the 16 "Empire Rawlinson" fast standard vessels. The "Elysia" was initially employed on the Glasgow-New York service.

1950, Chartered to Blue Star Line, and employed on the Pacific coast route, name unchanged.

1965. Employed on the Anchor line's Indian service.

March 15th, 1963. Sold to Efcarriers Co Ltd., Monrovia, Liberia., for 105,000 pounds sterling. Renamed "Athenium".

September 1965. Purchased by CNCo., renamed "Ninghai II".

November 1971. Sold to the Venus International Corporation, Panama. Renamed "Venus Ninghai"

September 1st.1973. Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up.


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