FORTUNA - London, England       Call sign - 3FEV6     IMO number - 6925173     Owner - Manchester Liners Ltd., England

Location - Photographed while she was sailing southbound in the Welland Canal at St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada     Photograph Date - September 1973    
Photographer - Unknown - Willem VanMaanen's collection     Added to archive - 16 Feb 2003     Last updated - 16 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid -
  Launched - August 1969
  Delivered - December 1970

  (a) Catalina Del Mar - renamed before entering service
  (b) Manchester Merito - England (1970)
  (c) Manchester Merit - England (1972)
  (d) Fortuna - England (1975)
  (e) Kathleen - Liberia (1987)
  (f) Kudu - Liberia (1990)
  (g) Cement Two - Italy (1996)
  (h) Fortune R - Panama (1998)
  (i) Libera - Panama

  Libera was still operational as of Feb 2003

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo & container ship
  Gross tonnage - 3,414
  Net tonnage - 2,499
  Deadweight tonnage - 4,822
  L.O.A. - 99.73 meters (327'1")
  L.B.P. - 90.00 meters (295'1")
  Width overall - 15.27 meters (49'11")
  Width moulded - 15.21 meters (49'10")
  Draught - 6.37 meters (20'10.75")
  Depth - 7.70 meters (25'3")

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Basse-Sambre Corcho S.A.
  Country - Santander, Spain
  Hull number - 108
  Engine builder - Hijos de J. Barreras S.A., Vigo, Spain
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - Deutz RBV12M350 diesel
  Horsepower - 4,000 bhp (2,942 kW)
  Speed - 14.5 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

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

* Owned by Manchester Liners, England until 1975
* In 1990 Kudu was converted to a cement carrier and she re-entered service as Cement Two for Soceta Italiana di Navigazione S.r.l., Italy
* New tonnages - GRT - 3,286, NRT - 1,520, DWT - 4,899
* Owned by Docra Holdings, Netherlands from 1975 until 1990
* Owners since 1998 have been Pan Nautic SA, Switzerland

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