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AVENIR

AVENIR

S/S AVENIR
Call sign: LNGZ
Nationality: Norway
Home port: Drammen

Shipyard
Name: Smiths Dock Co.Ltd., Middlesbrough, UK
Build year: 1948
Yard number: 1170

Tonnage
Gross tonnage: 3,326
Net tonnage: 1,867
Deadweight: 4,640

Engine
Propulsion: Compound 4 cyl.
Engine size: NHP 251 IHP 2000
Speed: 11.5 kn

Dimensions
Length: 310.4'
Beam: 46.9'
Draft: 16.2'

History
8/1948: A/S Acadia (Sigurd Bruusgaard), Drammen - AVENIR
6/1955: Collision with schooner "RUPERT BRAND" on voyage Goose Island to Edward Island in ballast. The schooner sank, but the crew was saved.
4/1956: Explosion and fire on board 24/4 when leaving Vera Cruz for Tampico. The fire was extinguished 2/5. Condemned.
7/1956: Bj.Ruud-Pedersen and Arne Blystad, Oslo in damaged condition. Towed to Europe for repairs and renamed - ESCAPE 5
9/1956: Skips A/S Harstad & Skipsvedlikehold A/S (H. Angell-Olsen), Harstad and renamed - ANGELA. (Repaired and rebuilt to closed shelterdecker by Uddevallavarvet A/B).
1/1957: A/S Landego (Ebbesens Rederi Co), Oslo - EBANA
/1960: A/S Landego (Hjalmar Bjørge), Oslo - EBANA
/1961: A/S Viul Tresliperi (Hjalmar Bjørge), Oslo - EBANA
9/1961: South East Asia Shipping Co.Pte., Bombay, India - MAHARANI
/1975: Vasant J. Sheth Family Trust, Bombay, India - MAHARANI
8/1977: Sold to Gupta Steel, Bombay for demolition. Scrapping commenced on 15/8-1977

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IMO 5217361 , Dead.
Ship Type : General Cargo Ship.
Dim : Loa / Lpp x Beam - 326,1’ / 310,4’ x 46,9.
1948 Built as " AVENIR " by Smith's Dock Co. Ltd, South Bank,Middlesbrough England United Kingdom for A/S Acadia (Sigurd Bruusgaard Rederi A/S Drammen ) Drammen Norway. Launched 22/04, delivered in August.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 2.046 / 1.004 / 3.550.
Machinery : Steam Engine Compound.(2 x 14,6”–2 x 34,3”, Stroke: 32,5”.) - 251 nhp.
Main Boiler : Central Marin 2 x Scottish Boilers (13,5’ x 12,0’) w/ 3 Furnace .Total Heating Area 3.980 ft2.Workpressure 220 psi.


1956 Explosion and fire in engine room 24/04 at departure Vera Cruz, Mexico for Tampico, Mexico. The fire extinguished 05/05. Condemned. Sold by the insurers for NOK 600.000 to Bjarne Ruud-Pedersen, Oslo. Renamed ESCAPE 5. Towed towards Hamburg, West Germany. Sold underways to Skips-A/S Harstad & Skipsvedlikehold A/S (H. Angell-Olsen) Harstad Norway,renamed " ANGELA ".Towed to Uddevallavarvet Uddevalla Sweden for repairs and conversion to closed shelter deck.

Re-measured : grt / nrt / tdw - 3.326 / 1.867 / 4.640.

1957 In service again as " EBANA " for A/S Landego (Ebbesens Rederi A/S Oslo) Oslo Norway.
1960 New manager Hjalmar Bjørge Rederi A/S Oslo Norway.
1961 Sold by the creditors to A/S Viul Tresliperi (Same Manager) Oslo Norway.
1961 Resold in September to South East Asia Shipping Co. Pte.Bombay India,renamed " MAHARANI ".
1975 Sold to Vasant J. Sheth Family Trust Bombay India.

1977 Demolition began 15/08 by Gupta Steel at Bombay.




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