Sister of the ship "Tsingtao"
|ID /IMO No.5361124.|
|Gross Registered Tonnage||5,588 grt. 3,004 nett.|
|Builder||Ateliers & Chantiers de Provence, Port de Boue. Yard No.275.|
|Hull||Steel, clincher construction.|
|Decks||1. plus shelter deck,plus part 3rd deck.|
|Length||449.25 ft. F'c'sle 52 ft.|
|Engine Builder||Soc.des Forges de La Mediterranee, Le Havre.|
|Engine Type||Diesel, Sulzer,2 stroke, single acting.|
|Engine Power||8,000 bhp.|
|Propulsion mode||Single screw.|
|Boiler||Composite, exhaust gas/fuel oil|
|Original owner||Cie de Nav. Fraissenet & Cyprien Fabre, Marseilles.|
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.