Name ship: BELGIAN EXPRESS

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Identification Data

Year built: 1954
Classification Register: Bureau Veritas (BV)
IMO number: 5281348
Nat. Official Number: 4383 Z DORD 1970
Category: Cargo vessel
Propulsion: Motor Vessel
Type: General Cargo
Standard Ship Type:
Type Deck: Shelterdeck closed
Masts: One mast
Rig: 4 derricks, 4 winches
Lift Capacity: 2-4 ton each
Material Hull: Steel
Decks: 2
Construction Data

Shipbuilder: Béliard, Crighton & Cie. S.A., Ostend (Oostende), Belgium
Yardnumber: 143
Date Laid Down:
Launch Date: 1953-10-17
Delivery Date: 1954-04-00
Technical Data

Engine Manufacturer: Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz A.G., Cologne (Köln), Germany
Engine Type: Motor, Oil, 4-stroke single-acting
Number of Cylinders: 8
Power: 1000
Power Unit: BHP (APK, RPK)
Eng. additional info: Deutz no. 1465854-61 Type (320x450)
Speed in knots: 12.50
Number of screws: 1
 
Gross Tonnage: 1018.00 Gross tonnage
Net Tonnage: 590.00 Net tonnage
Deadweight: 1317.00 tonnes deadweight (1000 kg)
Grain: 72244 Cubic Feet
Bale: 68668 Cubic Feet
 
Length 1: 70.70 Meters Length overall (Loa)
Length 2: 67.55 Meters Length between perpendiculars (Lbp)
Beam: 10.73 Meters Breadth, extreme
Depth: 5.22 Meters Depth, moulded
Draught: 4.687 Meters Draught, maximum
 
Configuration Changes

1971-00-00: 1971 Hermeten: BRT 511/1286, NRT 294/899, DWT 959/1338.

Certificate of Registry
Ship History Data

Date/Name Ship 1954-04-00 POLLUX
Manager: Société Belge de Navigation Maritime 'Navibel' S.A., Antwerp, Belgium
Owner: Société Belge de Navigation Maritime 'Navibel' S.A., Antwerp, Belgium
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Antwerp / Belgium
Callsign: ONPP
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1970-01-15 BELGIAN EXPRESS
Manager: Vroon's Handels- en Scheepvaartonderneming N.V., Breskens, Netherlands
Owner: Vroon's Handels- en Scheepvaartonderneming N.V., Breskens, Netherlands
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Breskens / Netherlands
Callsign: PCZW
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1971-03-02 BELGIAN EXPRESS
Manager: Vroon's Handels- en Scheepvaartonderneming N.V., Breskens, Netherlands
Owner: Vroon Shipping Liberia Ltd., Monrovia, Liberia
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Monrovia / Liberia
Callsign: 6ZMF
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1979-00-00 BELGIAN EXPRESS
Manager: Vroon B.V., Breskens, Netherlands
Owner: Bona Navigation Ltd., Panama, Panama R.P.
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Panama / Panama R.P.
Callsign: HOTR
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1981-00-00 ESKUALDUNA
Manager: Transocean Liners Reederei G.m.b.H.,
Owner: International Shipping Line Corp., Panama, Panama R.P.
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Panama / Panama R.P.
Callsign: HOTR
Additional info: In 1982 call sign: HO7471

Date/Name Ship 1984-00-00 ESKUALDUNA
Manager: Intermandat S.A.,
Owner: International Shipping Line Corp., Panama, Panama R.P.
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Panama / Panama R.P.
Callsign: HO7471
Additional info:

Ship Events Data

1970-01-16: Op 16-01-1970 als BELGIAN EXPRESS, zijnde een stalen motorschip, metende 2799.737 m3 bruto inhoud volgens zeemeetbrief afgegeven te Antwerpen no. 2400 B d.d. 03-11-1966, liggende te Breskens, door C. van Asperen, ambtenaar bij de Scheepsmetingsdienst te Rotterdam, van haar brandmerk voorzien door het inbeitelen van 4383 Z DORD 1970 op het achterschip aan S.B. zijde in achterwand dekhuis, 3.40 m. uit hekplaat, 0.40 m. uit lengteas en 1.50 m. uit dek.

1984-12-10: Final Fate: Te Bizerta (Tunesië) aangekomen en opgelegd. In 1989 gesloopt door Sotorfem.

Ship Masters Data

Images


Description: Belgian Express 1954
Image type: Photo

Description: Belgian Express 1954 ex Pollux, pass. Pollendam on her way to Harlingen.
Made By: © Olinga, F.J. (Frits)
Image type: Photo
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