January 31st, 2010

MV Letchworth

Ident No 7119628
Length 181
LBP 172.4
Beam 25.8
Tons 20,059
DWT 34,424
Draft 11.2

A bulk carrier built by Cammell Laird (Birkenhead yard) for the Watergate Steam Ship Co Ltd the Motor Vessel Letchworth was launched 5th October 1971 and completed in 1972.

Engine Doxford J Type 76J6
760mm bore, 2380mm combined stroke, 15000 IHP (metric)
Boiler Spanner Swirlyflo, 100psi oil fired and composite
Fuel capacity 2049.5 tonnes, 37 tonnes/day consumption
Fresh water 411.4 tonnes

The Watergate Steamship Company Ltd was taken over by investment company Lonrho but continued to be managed by RS Dalgliesh until RS Dalgliesh went into liquidation in 1978 at which time the Letchworth was sold and renamed Practician.

1978 Practician
1993 Expeditioner
Jan 1997 Disposal (bu Jiangyin)

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