Shansi III

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Sister ship of the "Soochow IV"

Shansi III
ID/IMO No.5041994.
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 8,051 grt. 4,827 nett.
Builder Kokums M/V Akteh., Malmo. Yard No. 312.
Delivery date March 1950.
Hull Steel.
Decks 2, plus part 3rd.
Length 484.5 ft. F'c'sle 94 ft.
Width 61 ft.
Depth 39.25 ft.
Engine Builder Kokum.
Engine Type Kokum-M.A.N., 2 stroke, double acting.
Engine cylinders 8.
Engine Power 8,000 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 17 kts.
Deadweight 9,875 tons.
Power Diesel.
Boiler Composite, exh.gas/fuel oil.
Generator voltage 220 V dc.
Propeller Right hand.
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze
Launched Oct. 21st. 1949.
Original owner Westfal-Larsen & Co., Bergen.
Delivered to owner March 1950.
Scrapped 1978


March 1950. Delivered as "Berganger" to Westfal-Larsen & Co., Bergen.

Dec 1968. Sold to CNC0., and converted to sideport loading by Taikoo Dockyard for the Japan-New Zealand trade.

1969. Entered service with CNCo, as "Shansi III".

February 1977. Sold to Cia. de Nav. Full Moon S.A.(Yatco Enterprises Ltd.), Panama. Renamed "Yat Lee".

Departed Hong Kong on April 25th 1978, Broken up in China May 1978.


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