KOMMUNAR - Saint Petersburg, Russia       Call sign - EVHJ      IMO number - 7397555
Owner - Leyal A.S., Turkey (Scrapyard) - previously owned by Zapryba, Russia

Location - Photographed lying on the beach at Aliaga, Turkey prior to the start of demolition     Photograph Date - 6 July 1997
Photographer - Selim San     Added to archive - 22 Sep 2003     Last updated - 22 Sep 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - unknown
  Construction begun - unknown
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - unknown
  Delivered - 1974
  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Kommunar - U.S.S.R.

  She sailed for her entire career as Kommunar
  Beached at Aliaga, Turkey on 4 July 1997 for scrapping
  Scrap price - unknown

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Stern trawling fish factory ship / reefer
  Strengthened for service in light ice conditions
  Gross tonnage - 3,102
  Net tonnage - 1,175
  Displacement tonnage - 2,063
  L.O.A. - 101.89 meters (334'4")
  L.B.P. - 91.83 meters (301'4")
  Width overall - 15.22 meters (49'11")
  Width moulded - 15.21 meters (49'11")
  Draught - 5.601 meters (18'4")
  Depth - 9.71 meters (31'10")
  Number of cargo holds - 2
  Number of hatch covers - 2
  Cargo holds volume - 1,820 cubic meters
  Cargo derricks - 2(5T) & 4(3T)

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - VEB Volkswerft Stralsund
  Country - Stralsund, Germany
  Hull number - 421
  Engine builder - VEB Dieselmotorenwerk Rostock (DMR)
  Country - Rostock, Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - MAN 8-cyl (8ZD72/48AL-1) diesel engine
  Fuel - Diesel oil & heavy fuel oil
  Fuel capacity - unknown
  Main engine horsepower - 3,880 bhp or 2,854 kW
  Speed - 16.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch propeller
  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..


** On 23 March 1996 Kommunar was detailed at Falmouth for reasons unknown
** She was subsequently sold for scrapping by Lenrybprom, Russia to Turkish breakers and she departed under tow sometime in early June 1997
** Kommunar arrived off Aliaga on 4 July 1997 and was beached for demolition

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Information sources - Lloyds Registers, Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Marine News - Journals of the World Ship Society

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