Category:IMO 5068863

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Ship[edit]

  • Built by: John Cockerill shipyard in Hoboken, near Antwerp, Belgium
  • Launched: 12 August 1950
  • Commissioned: March 1951
  • Length: 153.67 m
  • Beam: 19.76 m
  • Depth: 12.14 m
  • Draught: 8.38 m when laden
  • 10,946 gross tons
  • Deadweight: 9,128 tons,
  • Carried cargo in six holds served by eighteen derricks with a lifting capacity of 5 to 40 tons
  • Accommodated up to 248 passengers
  • Propulsion: Burmeister & Wain turbine of 9,250 horse power
  • Speed: 16 knots.

History[edit]

  • 1951 Named: CHARLESVILLE for the Belgian Shipping Company (Lloyd Royal) S.A. Flag: Belgium
  • 1967-07-05 Sold to Deutsche Seereederei Rostock Renamed: GEORG BÜCHNER Flag: East Germany
  • 1977-06-06 Out of service. Refitted as a stationary training ship. To allow for training on modern equipment, the foremast was removed and replaced by a massive crane
  • 1977-11-05 In use as training ship
  • 1991-03-15 Transferred to the city of Rostock
  • 2003 Partly converted into a youth hostel (€ 19 to 22 including breakfast) and partly into a hotel. Some premises have been kept in their original state. Listed and protected as a Maritime Heritage site of the Land of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • 2012-12 Sold to be scrapped in Klaipėda, Lithuania
  • 2013-05-30 ~ 18.00 Sunk in the Baltic Sea in Polish territorial waters N 54° 55' 8 E 18° 31' 3

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