MV Hope Bay, Past and Present

MV Hope Bay

© Carsten Dettmer

© Carsten Dettmer

Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1996 by Kitanihon Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Hachinohe-City (Yard No. 288 ), as a refrigerated cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 143.00m (overall), 134.74m (registered)
  • Breadth: 22.0m (extreme)
  • Depth: 13.3m
  • Draught: 8.270m
  • Tonnage: 8,896 gross/4,365 net/9638t deadweight (owners statement)
  • Engines: 1 x Mitsubishi (Akasaka) 2 SA 7 UBC diesel .
  • Power: 9628kW
  • Speed: 21.70 knots
  • Capacity: 1470m3 ,135 x 20ft containers
  • Call Sign: PJQK
  • IMO number: 9135169
  • Registered: Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles.
  • Sister Ships:


November 16th 1995: Keel laid

February 6th 1996: Launched.

March 1996: Completed.

© Nigel Thornton  © Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton (both)

2006: Registered Owner; “Hope bay” GmBH & Co. KG. Registered Manager; Triton Schiffahrts GmBH.

© Ed Connell  © Ed Connell

© Ed Connell  © Ed Connell

© Ed Connell (all)

We would like to thank: Ed Connell and Carsten Dettmer for their assistance in producing this feature. All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for errors and omissions.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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