Yochow III

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Sister of the ship "Yunnan IV"

Yochow III
ID /IMO No. 5306796.
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 6,855 grt. 3,818 nett.
Builder J.L.Thompson & Sons, North Sands, Sunderland. Yard No. 654.
Delivery date Nov. 1948.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 1, plus shelter deck, plus part 3rd. deck.
Length 472.5 ft. F'c'sle 89 ft.
Width 59.5 ft.
Depth 38.75 ft.
Engine Builder Wm Doxford & Sons., Sunderland
Engine Type Doxford, 2 stroke, single acting, opposed piston, direct reversing. 67LB5.
Engine cylinders 5, 670 mm. dia.
Engine stroke 2,320 mm.
Engine Power 5,300 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 14 kts.
Deadweight 9,640 tons.
Power Diesel.
Boiler Composite, exhaust gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Propeller Right hand.
Propeller blades 4.
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Launched April 25th. 1948.
Original owner South American Saint Lines', Shakespeare Shipping Co.


Refer to history of the "Yunnan IV"

1948. Delivered to owners South American Saint Line as the "St. Thomas"

1961. Sold to the South American Saint Line (Management) Ltd. (R.Nerdrum).

1963. Managers now changed to the King Line.

1965. Sold to CNCo. Renamed Yochow, registered in London. John Swire & Sons managers. Employed on the Japan-South Pacific service.

1971. Sold to the New Asia Steamship Co.S.A. ( Wing On S.S. Co. S.A.) Panama. Renamed "Lucky Four"

1977. Transferred to the Prosperity Steamship Co. S.A. Panama.

June 13th. 1978. Left Hong Kong for Whampoa to be broken up.


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