DESPINA - Monrovia, Liberia       Call sign - ELHP4     IMO number - 7387316
Owner - Yazici-Resa, Aliaga, Turkey (scrapyard)

Location - Photographed while beached at Aliaga, Turkey awaiting demolition     Photograph Date - 12 August 2000
Photographer - Selim San    Added to archive - 14 Nov 2003     Last updated - 14 Nov 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - September 1973
  Keel laid - March 1975
  Launched - September 1975
  Delivered - June 1976

  (a) Phyrne - France (1987)
  (b) Aurora Gem - Liberia (1993)
  (c) Despina - Liberia

  She arrived at Aliaga on 11 August 2000 under tow
  Scrap price - Unknown

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo ship
  Gross tonnage - 7,860
  Net tonnage - 4,284
  Deadweight tonnage - 11,107
  L.O.A. - 138.69 meters (454'8")
  L.B.P. - 128.02 meters (419'8")
  Width overall - 19.02 meters (62'4")
  Width moulded - 19.02 meters (62'4")
  Draught - 8.251 meters (27'0")
  Depth - 10.03 meters (25'10")
  Number of cargo holds - 4
  Number of hatch covers - 4 (steel)
  Cargo hold volume - 14,252 cubic meters
  Number of tween decks - none
  Cargo derricks - 4 (25 Tonne)
  Strengthened for navigation in light ice conditions

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - S.A. Juliana Constructora Gijonesa
  Country - Gijon, Spain
  Hull number - 249
  Engine builder - Ast. Espanoles S.A.
  Country - Sestao Works, Bilbao, Spain
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - Sent-Pielstick 12-cyl (12PC2-5V-400) diesel
  Diesel Oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy Fuel Oil capacity - unknown
  Fuel consumption - ?? tonnes per day
  Horsepower - 7,800 bhp or 5,737 kW
  Speed - 16.25 knots
  Propeller - 1 controllable pitch
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Bow thuster - none

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This section is open for all viewers to contribute any information about this ship that is known such as former owners, managers, charterers, accidents, conversions, drydockings, cargoes, voyages, sightings or ports of call etc..


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