Name ship: BILLITON

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Identification Data

Year built: 1951
Classification Register: Lloyd's Register of Shipping (LR)
IMO number: 5044568
Nat. Official Number: 2580 Z AMST 1951
Category: Cargo vessel
Propulsion: Steamship
Type: General Cargo
Standard Ship Type:
Type Deck: Shelterdeck open
Masts:
Rig:
Lift Capacity:
Material Hull: Steel
Decks: 2
Construction Data

Shipbuilder: Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd., Dundee, Great Britain
Yardnumber: 483
Date Laid Down: 1949-09-05
Launch Date: 1950-11-27
Delivery Date: 1951-04-27
Technical Data

Engine Manufacturer: General Electric Company Inc., Schenectady (N.Y.), U.S.A.
Engine Type: Steam, Turbine with Electric motor
Number of Cylinders:
Power: 8500
Power Unit: BHP (APK, RPK)
Eng. additional info: Two Steamturbines
Speed in knots: 16.50
Number of screws: 1
 
Gross Tonnage: 7445.00 Gross tonnage
Net Tonnage: 4348.00 Net tonnage
Deadweight: 10900.00 tons deadweight (1016 kg)
Grain: 645000 Cubic Feet
Bale: 602000 Cubic Feet
 
Length 1: 150.19 Meters Length overall (Loa)
Length 2: 144.07 Meters Length between perpendiculars (Lbp)
Beam: 20.22 Meters Registered
Depth: 10.12 Meters Registered
Draught: 8.74 Meters Registered
 
Passengers:
1st 2nd 3rd Steerage Deck Total
0 0 0 0 0 12
Configuration Changes

Certificate of Registry
Ship History Data

Date/Name Ship 1951-04-27 BILLITON
Manager: N.V. Stoomvaart Maatschappij 'Nederland', Amsterdam, Netherlands
Owner: N.V. Stoomvaart Maatschappij 'Nederland', Amsterdam, Netherlands
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Amsterdam / Netherlands
Callsign: PDCV
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1970-07-01 BILLITON
Manager: Koninklijke Nedlloyd N.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands
Owner: N.V. Stoomvaart Maatschappij 'Nederland', Amsterdam, Netherlands
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Rotterdam / Netherlands
Callsign: PDCV
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1972-08-22 MERCURY SEA
Manager: Mercury Shipping Company Ltd (Nederlandsche Scheepvaart Unie), Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Owner: Mercury Sea Inc, Panama, Panama R.P.
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Panama / Panama R.P.
Callsign:
Additional info:

Ship Events Data

1973-00-00: Final Fate: De ‘MERCURY SEA’ werd eind 1973 voor sloop verkocht aan de Chin Tai Steel Enterprise Co. te Kaohsiung (Taiwan). Zij arriveerde op 29 december 1973 op haar laatste reis te Kaohsiung waar pas op 22 februari 1974 met het slopen werd begonnen.


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