Tientsin III

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Sister of the ship "Tsingtao"

Tientsin III
ID /IMO No.5361124.
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 5,588 grt. 3,004 nett.
Builder Ateliers & Chantiers de Provence, Port de Boue. Yard No.275.
Delivery date 1955.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 1. plus shelter deck,plus part 3rd deck.
Length 449.25 ft. F'c'sle 52 ft.
Width 60 ft.
Depth 38 ft.
Engine Builder Soc.des Forges de La Mediterranee, Le Havre.
Engine Type Diesel, Sulzer,2 stroke, single acting.
Engine cylinders 8.
Engine Power 8,000 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 16.5 kts.
Deadweight 7,062 tons
Power Diesel
Aspiration Natural.
Boiler Composite, exhaust gas/fuel oil
Fuel Diesel/Fuel oil
Propeller Right hand.
Propeller formation Solid
Propeller material Bronze.
Original owner Cie de Nav. Fraissenet & Cyprien Fabre, Marseilles.

History

1955. Completed as the "Frontenac" for Cie de Nav. Fraissenet & Fabre, Marseilles, and employed on the Marseilles-USA service. The shape of the funnel was of the French Strombus type, based on the formula for an aircraft wing.

January 1956. Sold to Cie Chargeurs Reunis, Le Havre. Renamed "Maroua". Employed on the West African service.

December 1961. Sold to John Swire & Sons, for CNCo. along with the renamed "Tsingtao" Refitted by Taikoo Dockyard and renamed "Tientsin". Employed on the Australia-Japan sevice.

January 1969. Placed on charter, renamed "SIx Stars".

November 1971. Sold to Nilmore Ltd., Hong Kong. Renamed "Tientsin" and placed on charter work.

March 1973. Sold to Anglo-Eastern Shipping Co., Mogadishu, Somalia.

July 1975. Arrived in Shanghai for breaking up.

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