KANGUK - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada       Call sign - unknown     IMO number - 6402925
Owner - The Hudson's Bay Company, Manitoba, Canada

Location - Kanguk was photographed while she was transitting upbound in the Welland Canal north of lock 2 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Photograph Date - 23 November 1989     Photographer - Jeff Cameron     Added to archive - 24 August 1999     Last updated - 20 January 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - January 1963
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - unknown
  Delivered - April 1964

  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Gondul - Sweden (1971)
  (b) Silva - Sweden (1980)
  (c) Hudson Venture - Canada (1982)
  (d) Kanguk - Canada (1990)
  (e) Aldabra - St. Vincent (3/1999)
  (f) Aldabra - Tanzania

  Apparently scrapped in India in August of 1999
  Scrap price - unknown

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo ship
  Gross tonnage - 2,752
  Net tonnage - 1,401
  Deadweight tonnage - 3,134
  L.O.A. - 93.81 meters ( 307' 9" )
  L.B.P. - 84.71 meters ( 277' 11" )
  Width overall - 13.80 meters ( 45' 3" )
  Width moulded - 13.76 meters ( 45' 2" )
  Draught - 5.760 meters ( 18' 11" )
  Depth - 7.80 meters ( 25' 7" )
  Number of cargo holds - 2
  Cargo holds volume - 4,970 cubic meters
  Number of tween decks - 2
  Number of hatch covers - 2
  Container capacity - none
  Cargo derricks - 2 (5-20 Tonnes)
  Cargo cranes - 2 (5 tonnes)
  Passenger accomodations - 2 (1 cabin)
  Water ballast capacity - 674 tonnes
  Designed for service in light ice conditions (Ice class 1)

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - A/B Finnboda Varf (Shipyard)
  Country - Stockholm, Sweden
  Hull number - 379
  Engine builder - S.A. Fiat S.G.M.
  Country - Torino, Italy
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Fiat (GMT) (model B480.5TS) 5-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 2,420 bhp or 1,780 kW
  Diesel fuel oil capacity - 419.5 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 9.5 tonnes/day
  Speed - 13.75 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - none
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 3 x 128kW 220/440V 60Hz 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..


** As Gondul she was owned by Rederiet for m.s. "Gondul", Sweden and managed by Curt Hogberg, Sweden
** As Silva she was owned by Frans E. Karlsson Partrederi, Skarhamn, Sweden
** As Hudson Venture she was owned by Jourdain Navigation Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
** As Aldabra she was owned by Aldabra Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by UBT Shipmanagement Co. Ltd., St. Vincent & the Grenadines
** It is reported that Aldabra was sold for scrapping in India in August of 1999 however no records can be found to confirm this. Any assisance in determining her disposition would be most appreciated


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