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Name: ROYAL PRINCE
Type: Container Ship
Launched: 17/10/1978
Completed: 09/1979
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Walker Yard
Yard Number: 105
Dimensions: 1599grt, 1081nrt, 4280dwt, 104.2 x 16.5 x 5.7(draft)m
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, Doxford type, 3cyl (580 x 1220mm), 5500bhp
Engines by: Doxford Engines Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 15.0knots
Reg Number: 386300; (IMO: 7715458)
History:
09/1979 Prince Line Ltd (Shaw Savill & Albion Co Ltd), London
1984 Renamed CITY OF OPORTO
1985 Renamed ROYAL PRINCE
1985 Gainset Shipping Inc, Monrtovia; renamed THAI JADE
1989 Renamed OOCL AMBITION
1993 Host Shipping Ltd, Panama; renamed HOST COUNTRY
1996 Jin Zhan Navigation Ltd, Panama; renamed JIN ZHAN
1998 Hasco Holdings Inc, Panama; renamed XIANG SHAN
2001 Renamed YONG HE
2003 Onto Star Shipping Co SA, Panama; renamed ONTO STAR
2004 Renamed LE YU QUAN
2007 Renamed QUAN
24/03/2007 Broken up
Comments: 1984: Renamed CITY OF OPORTO on charter
24/03/2007: Arrived at Chittagong for breaking up


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