NANCY ORR GAUCHER - Montreal, Quebec, Canada       Call sign - VOLF     IMO number - 6712863
Owner - Socanav Incorporated, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Location - Nancy Orr Gaucher was photographed while she was underway in the St. Lawrence Seaway west of Montreal
Photograph Date - October 1991     Photographer - Willem VanMaanen     Added to archive - 23 July 2002     Last updated - 25 January 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - October 1966
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - April 1967
  Delivered - June 1967
  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Lana - Sweden (1988)
  (b) New Orleans - England (1989)
  (c) Nancy Orr Gaucher - Canada (1995)
  (d) Nancy Orr GAucher - Bahamas (1996)
  (e) Petrawak - Bahamas (1998)
  (f) Petrawak - Belize (2000)
  (g) Tonga - Belize

  As of January 2004 Tonga was still in service

PARTICULARS (as of 1991)

  Ship type - Oil, chemical and bitumen tanker
  Gross tonnage - 2,999
  Net tonnage - 1,585
  Deadweight tonnage - 4,675
  L.O.A. - 105.03 meters ( 344' 7" )
  L.B.P. - 98.94 meters ( 324' 7" )
  Width overall - 12.60 meters ( 41' 4" )
  Width moulded - 12.50 meters ( 41' 0" )
  Draught - 6.376 meters ( 20' 11" )
  Depth - 8.51 meters ( 27' 11" )
  Number of cargo tanks - 15
  Volume of cargo tanks - 4,765 m3 (29,000 bbls)
  Number of cargo pumps - 2
  Rate of discharge - 300 tonnes/hour
  Cargo hose crane - 1 (1 tonne)
  Water ballast capacity - unknown
  Cargo tank heating coils - In 4 of 15 tanks
  Strengthened for service in light ice conditions

Original Particulars
Lengthened in 1974 - location unknown

  Gross tonnage - 2,254
  Net tonnage - 1,265
  Deadweight tonnage - 3,549
  L.O.A. - 86.72 meters ( 284' 6" )
  L.B.P. - 80.19 meters ( 263' 1" )
  Width overall - 12.52 meters ( 41' 1" )
  Width moulded - 12.50 meters ( 41' 0" )
  Draught - 6.390 meters ( 20' 11.5" )
  Depth - 7.60 meters ( 24' 11" )
  Number of cargo tanks - 11
  Volume of cargo tanks - 162,450 cu.ft.

Current Particulars - unknown
She was rebuilt with a new forebody in 1997 (details ??)

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Lodose Shipyard Co. Ltd.
  Country - Lodose, Sweden
  Hull number - 151
  Engine builder - "Zgoda" Zaklady Urzadzen Technicznych
  Country - Swietochlowice, Poland
  Number of engines - 1 (installed 1981)
  Engine type - Sulzer (model 6ZL40/48) 6-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 4,350 bhp or 3,200 kW
  Fuel - Diesel fuel
  Diesel fuel oil capacity - 138 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - unknown
  Bunker tanks heating coils - unknown
  Speed - 14.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 (? hp)
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - unknown

Original Engine particulars
Repowered in 1981 (location ??)

  Engine builder - Moterenwerk Mannheim
  Country - Mannheim, Germany
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - MAN 8-cyl diesel
  Horsepower - 2,200 bhp or 1,618 kW
  Fuel - Diesel fuel
  Diesel fuel oil capacity - 138 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 8 tonnes/day
  Speed - 12.5 knots

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..


** Lana was built and originally owned by Partrederiet for m.t. "Lana" (Lars Johansson) of Sweden


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