Yunnan IV

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Yunnan IV
ID /IMO No.5305819.
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 6,855 grt. 3,806 nett.
Builder J.L.Thompson & Sons, North Sands, Sunderland. Yard No. 653.
Delivery date 1948.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 1, plus ahelter 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 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 Sept 15th. 1947.
Original owner South American Saint Line Ltd., Newport.

History

June 1948. Delivered as "St.Essylt" (II). to South American Saint Line, Newport.

1961.The Company closed down. Ship sold to South American Saint Line (management) Ltd. - R.Nerdrum.

1963. R.Nerdrum ceased trading and in March and the management of the ship was placed with the King Line Ltd. of the Cayser,Irvine group. The ship put up for sale.

July 1965. Sold to CNCo. Renamed "Yunnan IV".

March 1971. Sold to New Asia S.S.Co. S.A., Panama. Owned by Wing On S.S.Co., Hong kong. Renamed "Lucky Two".

January 23rd.1979. Arrived at Kaohsiung for demolition by Kao Yung Steel Ent.Co.Lt.

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