Soochow IV

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Sister of the ship "Shansi III"

Soochow IV
IMO/ID No. 5238969.
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 8,055 grt. 4,729 nett.
Builder Kokums M.V. Aktieb, Malmo. Yard No. 314.
Delivery date Dec.9th. 1950.
Hull Steel.
Decks 2, plus part 3rd. deck.
Length 484.5 ft. F'c'sle 94 ft.
Width 61 ft.
Depth 39.25 ft.
Engine Builder Kokum M.V.
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 9,850 tons.
Power Diesel.
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Generator voltage 220 V.dc.
Propeller Solid.
Propeller blades 4.
Propeller formation Cast.
Propeller material Bronze.
Launched July 17th. 1950.
Original owner Westfal-Larsen & Co., Bergen.
Scrapped May 1970.


1950. Delivered to Westfal-Larsen & Co., as the "Moldanger"

Sept. 1970. Sold to CNCo. Renamed "Soochow IV". Photo shows Cyril Cocksedge - Master taking over the ship.

1977. Sold with the Shansi III to Cia de Nav., Full Moon S.A. (Yatca Enterprises Ltd.), Panama. Renamed "Yat Shing".

May 1979. Scrapped in Shanghai, China.


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