DURRESI - Durres, Albania       Call sign - ZADD     IMO number - 5095153     Owner - Iska Metal, Aliaga, Turkey (scrapyard)

Location - Photographed while beached at Aliaga, Turkey awaiting demolition     Photograph Date - 22 November 1997
Photographer - Selim San    Added to archive - 12 Feb 2003     Last updated - 14 Nov 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - ???
  Keel laid - ???
  Launched - 1961
  Delivered - 1961

  (a) Durresi - Albania

  She sailed as Durresi for her entire career
  Beached for demolition on 21 November 1997
  Scrap price - Unknown

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo vessel
  Gross tonnage - 3,804
  Net tonnage - 1,925
  Deadweight tonnage - 5,037
  L.O.A. - 108.01 meters (354'4")
  L.B.P. - 101.07 meters (331'7")
  Width overall - 14.61 meters (47'11")
  Width moulded - 14.56 meters (47'9")
  Draught - unknown
  Depth - 8.01 meters (26'3")
  Number of cargo holds - 4
  Number of hatch covers - 4 (steel)
  Cargo hold volume - 5,731 cubic meters
  Number of tween decks - unknown
  Cargo derricks - 8 (5T), 1 (10T)

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Stocznia Gdanska im. Lenina
  Country - Gdansk, Poland
  Hull number - B31/72
  Engine builder - "Zgoda" Zaklady Urzadzen Technicznych
  Country - Swietochiowice, Poland
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Compound expansion steam engine 4-cyl (2) 440 and (2) 950 x 950 mm, low pressure turbine connected to a hydraulic coupling
  Fuel Oil capacity - unknown tonnes
  Fuel consumption - unknown tonnes per day
  Horsepower - 2,500 ihp or 1,839 kW
  Speed - 12 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed 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..


** Prior to her sale for scrap Durresi had been laid up for some time at Gulluk, Turkey abandoned by her crew and owners
** In the 1970s her owner was listed by Lloyds of London as being the Albanian State Shipping Enterprise however it is not known whether they were the last owners
** Iska Metal of Aliaga, Turkey purchased the ship for dismantling
** Scrapping of the vessel was apparently started shortly after her arrival but a fire erupted aboard and it gutted the entire accommodations block (see picture below)


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

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

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