BRITISH STRENGTH - HAmilton, Bermuda       Call sign - ZCBQ5     IMO number - 7925730
Owner - Sogelease B.V     Manager/Operator - BP Amoco Shipping Ltd., United Kingdom

Location - British Strength was photographed while she was lying at anchor off Singapore     Photograph Date - 12 June 2001
Photographer - Douglas Cromby     Added to archive - 11 January 2004     Last updated - 11 January 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - October 1979
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - March 1983
  Delivered - July 1983
  Build price - $40.658 million (US)

  (a) BP Achiever - Australia (1991)
  (b) Australian Achiever - Australia (1998)
  (c) British Strength - Bermuda (3/1999)
  (d) British Strength - Isle of Man (5/1999)
  (e) British Strength - Bermuda (11/2001)
  (f) British Strength - Isle of Man (3/2003)
  (g) Afroditi - Marshall Islands

  As of January 2004 Afroditi was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Crude oil tanker
  Gross tonnage - 66,031
  Net tonnage - 41,316
  Deadweight tonnage - 127,575
  L.O.A. - 261.35 meters (856'8.5")
  L.B.P. - 250.02 meters (819'7")
  Width overall - 39.65 meters (129'11.5")
  Width moulded - 39.60 meters (129'10")
  Draught - 17.328 meters (56'10")
  Depth - 23.12 meters (75'9")
  Number of cargo tanks - 13
  Volume of all tanks - 125,474 m3
  Number of discharge pumps - 2
  Maximum rate of discharge - 7,200 tonnes/hr
  Hose handling cranes - 2 (@ 5 tonnes)
  Heating coils are fitted in all cargo tanks
  Maximum cargo temperature - 375 degrees C

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd. (Hebburn dock)
  Country - Hebburn, United Kingdom
  Hull number - 112
  Engine builder - J.G. Kincaid & Co. Ltd.
  Country - Greenock, Scotland
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - B&W (model 5L90GB) 5-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 16,250 bhp or 11,953 kW
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 288.5 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 3,584.0 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 60.0 tonnes/day
  Heating coils - fitted in bunker tanks
  Speed - 13.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - unknown
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Generators - 2 x 1000kW, 1 x 900kW 450V 60Hz a.c.

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Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers, TradeWinds & Marine News - The World Ship Society
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