FIFTH AVENUE - Piraeus, Greece       Call sign - 5BOT     IMO number - 7005762     Owner - Good Hope Shipping, U.S.A.

Location - Sailing northbound in the Welland Canal south of lock 3 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada     Photograph Date - 26 May 1978    
Photographer - Dave Kohl - Willem VanMaanen's collection     Added to archive - 15 Feb 2003     Last updated - 15 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid - August 1969
  Launched - December 1969
  Delivered - March 1970

  (a) Fifth Avenue - Liberia (1975)
  (b) Fifth Avenue - Greece (1985)
  (c) Argo - Cyprus

  Beached at Alang, India on 2 December 1994 and subsequently cup up for scrap

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk carrier
  Gross tonnage - 11,961
  Net tonnage - 7,262
  Deadweight tonnage - 19,671
  L.O.A. - 156.20 meters (512'6")
  L.B.P. - 146.00 meters (479'0")
  Width overall - 22.60 meters (74'4")
  Width moulded - 22.56 meters (74'2")
  Draught - 9.51 meters (31'3.5")
  Depth - 12.90 meters (42'4")

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Hitachi Zosen Corporation
  Country - Innoshima, Japan
  Hull number - 4246
  Engine builder - Hitachi Zosen, Sakurajima Works, Osaka, Japan
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - B&W 7-62VT2BF-140 diesel
  Horsepower - 8,300 bhp (6,105 kW)
  Speed - 15 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

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

* Her hull was strengthened so that she could carry heavier and higher density cargoes
* Lloyds 1973-74 records her owner as the Lunar Steamship Corporation.
* Through the late 1970s her owner and manager was Good Hope Shipping U.S.A.
* Lloyds 1991-92 recored her owner as Arnave Ltd. and her manager A.B. Maritime Inc.
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Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information -

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