DOVER CASTLE - Nassau, Bahamas       Call sign - S6BR     IMO number - 8010685     Owner - B Navi SpA, Italy

Location - Photographed while she was underway in the St. Lawrence River near Vercheres, Quebec, Canada     Photograph Date - 19 February 2002
Photographer - Marc Piche     Added to archive - 24 Feb 2003     Last updated - 22 March 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - May 1980
  Keel laid - May 1981
  Launched - October 1981
  Delivered - February 1982

  (a) Waardrecht - Netherlands (1982)
  (b) Ibn Al Kadi - flag ? (1983)
  (c) Waardrecht - Netherlands (1984)
  (d) Willine Tokyo - flag ? (1985)
  (e) Waardrecht - Netherlands (1985)
  (f) Westwood Magellan - flag ? (1986)
  (g) Waardrecht - Netherlands (1989)
  (h) Med Sky - Netherlands (1992)
  (i) Puebla - Netherlands Antilles (1992)
  (j) Altamira - Netherlands Antilles (1993)
  (k) Med Sky - Netherlands Antilles (8/1993)
  (l) Med Sky - Singapore (10/1994)
  (m) Waardrecht - Singapore (1995)
  (n) Westwood Fuji - Singapore (1998)
  (o) Waardrecht - Singapore (2000)
  (p) Waardrecht - Bahamas (2001)
  (q) Dover Castle - Bahamas

  As of February 2003 she is still in service as Dover Castle

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk / General cargo / Container ship
  Gross tonnage - 26,964
  Net tonnage - 13,500
  Deadweight tonnage - 41,800
  L.O.A. - 186.54 meters
  L.B.P. - 180.02 meters
  Width overall - 30.05 meters
  Width moulded - 30.01 meters
  Draught - 11.90 meters
  Depth - 16.79 meters
  Container capacity (on deck) - 610 TEU
  Container capacity (in holds) - 892 TEU
  Reefer container capacity - none

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Oresundsvarvet AB
  Country - Landskrona, Sweden
  Hull number - 280
  Engine builder - A/B Gotaverken, Goteborg, Sweden
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - B&W 4L90GFCA diesel
  Horsepower - 13,860 bhp or 10,195 kW
  Speed - 15.5 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none
  Cranes - 4 - 36 tonnes each

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

* Her hull is strengthened for heavy cargoes and she is capable of navigation in light or broken ice conditions
* Her owner from 1998 until 2000 was Van Ommeren Shipping B.V., Netherlands (Waardrecht Pte. Ltd., Singapore)
* Since MArch of 2001 she has been owned by the Italitan company B. Navi SpA.

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information - Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada

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