FLEUR - Marlehamn, Finland       Call sign - OGYF     IMO number - 6806561     Owner - Angfartygs A/B Alfa, Finland

Location - Photographed while she was sailing southbound in the Welland Canal at Thorold, Ontario, Canada     Photograph Date - 5 November 1978    
Photographer - Dave Kohl - Willem VanMaanen's collection     Added to archive - 16 Feb 2003     Last updated - 16 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid -
  Launched -
  Delivered - 1968

  (a) Joprima - Norway (1971)
  (b) Fleur - Finland (1980)
  (c) Ismeme Greece (date ?)
  (d) Ismeme Panama (1987)
  (e) First Star Panama

  She was apparently broken up for scrap at Calcutta, India possibly as late as 1992

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo
  Gross tonnage - 4,202
  Net tonnage - 2,314
  Deadweight tonnage - 6,015
  L.O.A. - 114.74 meters (376'5")
  L.B.P. - 106.03 meters (347'10")
  Width overall - 16.64 meters (54'7")
  Width moulded - 16.62 meters (54'6")
  Draught - 6.48 meters (21'3")
  Depth - 7.80 meters (25'7")

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - VEB Schiffswerft "Neptun"
  Country - Rostock, West Germany
  Hull number - 361
  Engine builder - Masch. Halberstadt - Halberstadt, Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - MAN K6Z57/80 diesel
  Horsepower - 4,000 bhp (13,240 kW)
  Speed - 14 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

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

* Joprima's original owner was I/S Lars Rej Johansen & Knut A. Knutsen, Norway
* Her hull had been designed and strengthened for navigation in light ice conditions
* She was sold to Angfartygs A/B Alfa, Finland (Lundqvist Rederierne, managers), Finland for around $2,350,000 (US) and renamed Fleur
* In 1980 she was sold to Ismeme Shipping S.A., Greece and renamed Ismene
* By 1987 her owner was listed as Iris Shipping Co. S.A., Panama and that year they sold Ismeme to Star Navigation Line Co. S.A., Panama who renamed the ship First Star
* 13 November 1990 - First Star laid up at Calcutta, India and apparently never sailed again. It is beleived that she was sold to shipbreakers there and subsequently cut up for scrap

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