SOPHIE O - Hamburg, Germany (Antigua flag)       Call sign - V2AY6     IMO number - 8506414
Owner/Manager - m.s. "Sophie O" Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG, Germany / Opielok Bereederungs, Germany - manager

Location - Sophie O was photographed while she was underway off Holland     Photograph Date - 4 August 2004
Photographer - Willem VanMaanen     Added to archive - 25 October 2004     Last updated - 25 October 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - March 1985
  Keel laid - 28 May 1985
  Launched - 18 October 1985
  Delivered - December 1985

  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Rudolf Karstens - West Germany (8/1997)
  (b) Nioba - West Germany (1989)
  (c) Bremer Import - Germany (5/1991)
  (d) Nioba - Germany (10/1996)
  (e) Aros News - Antigua (2/2002)
  (f) Bremer Anna - Antigua (12/2003)
  (g) Sophie O - Antigua

  As of October 2004 Sophie O was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo / container ship
  Gross tonnage - 2,816
  Net tonnage - 1,526
  Deadweight tonnage - 2,923
  L.O.A. - 91.17 meters ( 299' 1.5" )
  Including bulbous bow
  L.B.P. - 84.46 meters ( 277' 1.5" )
  Width overall - 13.85 meters ( 45' 5" )
  Width moulded - 13.81 meters ( 45' 4" )
  Draught - 4.361 meters ( 14' 4" )
  Depth - 6.76 meters ( 22' 2" )
  Number of cargo holds - 1
  Number of hatch covers - 1
  Number of tween decks - 2
  Cargo hold volume - 5,172 cubuc meters
  Container capacity - 187 TEU
  Containers in holds - 105 TEU
  Containers on deck - 82 TEU
  Reefer container (deck) - 8 TEU
  Also fitted to carry 40 foot containers
  Cargo cranes - 2 (25 tonne)
  Designed for navigation in light ice conditions
  Strengthened for carrying heavy cargoes

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Muetzelfeldwerft GmbH
  Country - Cuxhaven, West Germany
  Hull number - 205
  Engine builder - Oy Wartsila Ab
  Country - Vaasa, Sweden
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Wartsila (model 6R32) 6-cyl diesel engine
  Horsepower - 2,365 hp or 1,739 kW
  Maximum RPM - 750
  Fuel - Diesel fuel oil & Heavy fuel oil
  Disel fuel oil capacity - 54.5 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 203.0 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 7.5 tonnes/day
  Speed - 12.5 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 fixed pitch (? hp)
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 2 x 220kW, 2 x 192kW & 2 50kW (all 380V 50Hz) a.c.

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..


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