Asterope - Rotterdam, Holland


The bulk carrier Asterope is seen in this photograph as she sailing southbound on Lake Ontario during the afternoon hours of April 29th, 1972. At the time it was taken she was approaching the entrance of the Welland Canal at Port Weller, Ontario, Canada destined for the Upper Great Lakes. Photograph by Gordon Turner

ASTEROPE (1958-1973) Bulk Carrier

11.396 GRT - 7.059 NRT - 15.768 DWT
523.2 x 67.5 x 36.11 feet
1 x 8 cylinder, diesel engine built by Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg, Augsburg
6,059 bhp; speed - 15 kn

12-06-1958: Launched.
19-08-1958: Completed bij Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (801) for Van Nievelt Goudriaan & Co's Stoomvaart Maatschappij, Rotterdam.
11-04-1973: Sold to Yick Fung Shipping & Enterprises Co. Ltd., Mogadiscio renamed CHUKCHI SEA.
1977: Sold to Guangzhou Ocean Shipping Co. (COSCO), Peking renamed WU ZHI SHAN.
1985: Rebuild to transport heavy loads en transfered to Guangzhou Ocean Shipping Co. (COSCO-GUANGZHOU), Guangzhou.
Not in Lloyd's Register 14-02-1992; Info Lloyd's register 20-05-1994 Probably not sailing anymore

Thanks to Alex Van Rheenen for the information

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