PROMETHEUS

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PROMETHEUS

Post by Deepol » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:09 pm

Blue Flue Super P fitting out at Vickers at Walker in June 1967 and taken by Jim Orr passing Renfrew outbound from KG5 in 1969.
Sold in 1979 she became ORIENTAL MERCHANT and was scrapped at Kaohsiung in March 1986.
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Re: PROMETHEUS

Post by Bill Harvey » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:00 am

PROMETHEUS (4) (1967 - 1979) Super “P” class steel motorship.
O.N. 334215. 12,094g. 6,471n. 563' 11"(BB) x 77' 9" x 30' 0".
Post 1980: 14,863g. 8,616n. 195.33 (BB) x 23.70 x 10.191 metres.
9-cyl. 2 S.C.S. A. (840 x 1800mm) 9/840 series oil engine made by Akt. Burmeister & Wains Maskin-og-Skibsbyggeri, Copenhagen. 22,500 BHP. 21 kts.
18.7.1966: Launched by Vickers Ltd., Newcastle (Yard No. 186), for the Ocean Steamship Company Ltd. 6.6.1967: Completed. 1972: Transferred to the China Mutual Steam Navigation Company Ltd. 1979: Sold to Blound Company Ltd., Hong Kong, and renamed ORIENTAL MERCHANT. 1979: Sold to Panocean Shipping Company Inc., Liberia, and renamed ORIENTAL MERCHANT No.1. 1980: Sold to Calm Isle Shipping Ltd., (Golden Peak Maritime Agencies Ltd., managers), Hong Kong, and renamed ORIENTAL MERCHANT. 1980: Sold to Hinsdale Shipping Ltd., (same managers), Panama, lengthened, and converted into a containership. 1984: Island Investment & Agency Corporation Ltd., appointed as managers. 1985: Sold to Island Investment & Agency Corporation Ltd. & Watling Navigation Inc., (same managers), Panama. 1985: Orient Overseas Management & Finance Ltd., appointed as managers. 1986: Sold, for $114 per light ton, to Chien Yu Steel Industrial Company, Kaohsiung, for demolition. 21.3.1986: Arrived at Kaohsiung. 2.4.1986: Handed over. 11.4.1986: Work commenced. 4.5.1986: Completed.


Example of how she looked after C Y Tung got his hands on her and her sisters. ORIENTAL IMPORTER
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Re: PROMETHEUS

Post by Deepol » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:00 am

Quite a change! I didn't realise they became full container ships. This must have got OOCL off the ground.
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