Shun Oh - Monrovia, Liberia


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The 1975-built bulk carrier Shun Oh is seen in this photograph as she was departing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada during August of 1979. Photograph by Ray Thorsteinson courtesy Marc Piche.

She was built at Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, Tokyo as yard number 2478
Her keel was laid in October of 1974, launched 31 January 1975 and completed on 16 May 1975
She is one of a series of 62 FORTUNE type bulkcarriers built at Ishikawajima

Her owner then was CO-OP Line Company Ltd., Kumiai Senpaku [Tokyo] Company Ltd. and she was registered in Monrovia, Liberia.
At the time she was completed as Fortune bulkcarrier her dimensions were:
Gross 13,213 tonnes, Net 9,477 tonnes, Deadweight 22,600 tonnes.
Length overall 164.34 meters, Breadth 22.92 meters, Draught 9.856 meters
Lloyds register (IMO) number: 7408378. Speed 15.5 knots
Engine - 16 cylinder Semt/Pielstick 16PC2-2V-400 4SA Vee oil 400 x 460 diesel engine
Derricks - 5 x 10 tonne     Call sign - A8OF
Grain - 30,907 cubic meters. Bale - 29,950 cubic meters

Converted into carcarrier in 1980 with changed scantlings :
Gross 11,882 tonnes, Net 8,020 tonnes, Deadweight 12,451 tonnes
She re-entered service early in 1981 under the same name Shun Oh however only sailed for a short time
She was broken up in Taiwan. Arrived Pao Fuat Steel & Iron Works 27 September 1986 to be broken up. Work began 8 October 1986.

Shun Oh's sistership Ohtori yard number 2477 had a very similar career
Her keel was laid in September of 1974, launched 26 December and completed on 18 March 1975
She was also converted to a carcarrier in 1980 and re-entered service in 1981 under the same name
Sold for scrapping in Taiwan. Arrived Pao Fuat Steel & Iron Works 30 August 1986 to be broken up. Work began 29 September 1986

Thanks very much to John Sins (ssins@chello.nl) in Holland for this account of Shun Oh's career

John actively researches the histories of all ships Standard Design that have been built around the world.
Liberties, Victories, SD-14s, German Liberty Freedoms, Fortunes, Friendships, Spanish Santa Fe Pioneer, Mitsui
Concord 15 and 18, Unity type of ships and ships built in the former DDR and Russia. If you can help John please
contact him at the above listed email address.


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