TORM AMERICA - Kingstown, St. Vincent       Call sign - J8F15     IMO number - 9000208
Owner/Manager - Sea Charm Marine Enterprises S.A. (Fairmont Shipping (Canada) Ltd., manager)

Location - Torm America was photographed while she was underway off Morgan's Point in Harris County, Texas on Galveston Bay
Photograph Date - 20 April 2000     Photographer - Rick Garcia     Added to archive - 28 September 2004     Last updated - 28 September 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - unknown
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - unknown
  Delivered - February 1990

  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Vardar - St. Vincent (1992)
  (b) Vardar Delmas - St. Vincent (1993)
  (c) Torm America - St. Vincent (1997)
  (d) Tisno - St. Vincent (1998)
  (e) Torm America - St. Vincent (2002)
  (f) Torm America - Hong Kong (7/2002)
  (g) MSC Patria - Hong Kong (8/2002)
  (h) MSC Patria - Panama

  As of September 2004 MSC Patria was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Multi-purpose/general cargo/container carrier
  Gross tonnage - 13,651
  Net tonnage - 7,468
  Deadweight tonnage - 18,150
  L.O.A. - 165.50 meters ( 543' 0" )
  L.B.P. - 152.40 meters ( 500' 3" )
  Width overall - 23.50 meters ( 77' 1" )
  Width moulded - 23.50 meters ( 77' 1" )
  Draught - 10.072 meters ( 33' 0.5" )
  Depth - 13.40 meters ( 43' 11.5" )
  Number of cargo holds - 4
  Number of hatch covers - 7
  1 - 12.6m x 10.4m, 4 - 25.1m x 7.8m & 2 - 19.2m x 7.8m
  Dry cargo capacity - 22,914 m3
  Number of tween decks - 4
  Container capacity (deck) - 310 (20')
  Reefer capacity (deck) - 45 (20')
  Container capacity (holds) - 360 (20')
  Total container capacity - 670 (20')
  Also fitted to carry 40' units in holds and on deck
  Cargo cranes - 2 - 25 tonne
  Cargo derricks - 1 - 25 tonne & 1 - 5 tonne
  Water ballast capacity - unknown
  Strengthened for carrying heavy cargoes
  Strengthened for navigation in light ice conditions

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - VEB Warnowwerft Warnemuende
  Country - Warnemuende, East Germany
  Hull number - 282
  Engine builder - VEB Dieselmotorenwerk Rostock
  Country - Rostock, Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer (model 5RTA58) 5-cyl diesel engine
  Horsepower - 9,517 bhp or 7,000 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil & heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 78.0 tonnes
  Heavy fuel oil capacity - 1,209.8 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 34.5 tonnes/day
  Heating coils - Installed in fuel bunkers
  Speed - 14.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 (unknown hp)
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 3 x 684kW 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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