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MV Oldenburg – Cargo from the Past

MV Ourania

Ex Attica Sea, Oldenburg

Courtesy of DDGHANSA

Oldenburg, Courtesy of DDGHANSA

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1950 by Orenstein-Koppel und Lübecker Maschinenbau AG, Lübeck, Germany  (Yard No 445) as General Cargo vessel.

Technical Data

  • Length: 78.67 m (overall) 75.01 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 12.81 m
    Depth: 8.26 m
    Draught: 5.525 m
    Tonnage: 1439 gross/660 net/2449t deadweight
    Engines: 2 x 6 -cylinder MAN Type : M6V 40/46
    Power: 4028 kW/5400 bhp
    Speed: 15 knots (max)
    Capacity: Grain; 3945 m³, Bale; 3575 m³
    Call Sign: DHLA, SV3681
    IMO Number: 5262122
    Official Number: 5295
    Port of Registry: Hamburg/Germany, Piraeus/Greece


November 1950: Completed as OLDENBURG. Owner: Oldenburg-Portugiesiche Dampfschiffs-Rhederei Kusen, Heitmann & Cie. KG, Hamburg, Germany.

© David Ingham

© David Ingham (Leaving Dover)

1971: Owner: Renapho Shipping Co. Ltd., Famagusta, Cyprus.

1975: Renamed ATTICA SEA. Owner: Sea Vagrant Shipping Co. Ltd., Limassol, Cyprus.

1975: Renamed OURANIA. Owner: Attiki Shipping Co. Ltd., Piraeus, Greece.

Courtesy of DDGHANSA

Courtesy of DDGHANSA

June 26th 1979: Explosion 20 nm SW Beirut (Lebanon-Alexandria, cocoa beans).

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Ted Ingham and PWR for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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