ALEPPO - Gotheborg, Sweden       Call sign - BOTH     IMO number - 6612087     Owner - Rederi A/B Fraternitas, Sweden

Location - Thorold, Ontario, Canada - Sailing southbound in the Welland Canal destined for the Great Lakes     Photograph Date - June 1973    
Photographer - Barry Andersen (t1,s121)     Added to archive - 4 Feb 2003     Last updated - 15 Feb 2003


  Keel laid -
  Launched -
  Delivered - 1966

  (a) Aleppo - Sweden (1973)
  (b) Atenalia - Greece (1976)
  (c) Lin Hai - China

  Beached at Alang, India around 30 November 1990


  Ship type - Bulk Carrier
  Gross tonnage - 11,129
  Net tonnage - 6,625
  Deadweight tonnage - 18,807
  L.O.A. - 161.60 meters (530'2")
  L.B.P. - 160.1 meters (500'1")
  Width overall - 20.63 meters (67'8")
  Width moulded - 20.58 meters (67'6")
  Draught - 9.36 meters (30'8.5")
  Depth - 12.20 meters (40'0")


  Yard name - Bremer Vulkan A.G.
  Country - Vegesack, Germany
  Hull number - 925
  Engine builder - Bremer Vulkan AG, Bremen - Vegesack, Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - MAN 6-cylinder diesel
  Horsepower - 7,200 bhp
  Speed - 13.5 - 14 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, managers, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* Aleppo was originally owned by Larentzen lines of Sweden
* She and her exact sister ship the Stove Caledonia of Stove Shipping, Norway were built in 1966 and they were distinctive in design. They had six hatches and off-centered cranes. If you notice in the photo the cranes are not down the center line of the ship nor are they sitting exactly next to each other. The smoke stack on each of these ships had a rounded front but the back of the stack was squared off. There was a third ship, the Balcargo, had the same hatch and crane configuration but the deck house and smoke stack were different. All three ships were engaged in the west coast forest products trade during the mid to late sixties - Dennis Dubinsky
* Owners by 1973 - Rederi A/B Fraternitas, Sweden
* Owners from 1973 to 1976 - Manamar Compania Naviera S.A., Greece
* Owners from 1976 until she was scrapped was the Shanghai Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO Shanghai), China
* Lin Hai was sold late in 1990 to the Malvi Shipbreaking Company in Alang, India and she arrived there around November 30th.
* Work on breaking the hull commenced in December of that year

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information thanks to Ilhan Kerman Turkey & Dennis Dubinsky

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