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MV Snow Storm – Cargo from the Past

IMO Number: 7203223

MV Hood

Ex Snow Storm

© Chris Howell

Snow Storm © Chris Howell (Wellington, 1973)

Steel single screw “Snow Class” motor vessel, built in 1972 by Chantiers Nav, De La Ciotat, La Ciotat, France (Yard No. 282) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 173.31m (overall) 160.00 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 24.69 m
  • Depth: 14.91 m
  • Draught: 10.298 m
  • Tonnage: 11421 – 14200gross/5053 – 7767net/12782 – 15710deadweight
  • Engines: One 8-cylinder Sulzer CCM diesel
  • Power: 17065 kW/23200bhp
  • Speed:  22.7 knots
  • Capacity: 17,322 m³ (16 reefer connections)
  • Call Sign: SGXA, VPDN, EQKN
  • IMO Number: 7203223
  • Official Number: 397625 (LR; 1984 – 1985)
  • Port of Registry: Stockholm/Sweden, Hong Kong, Bandar Abbas/Iran
  • Sister-Ship: Snow Ball, Snow Crystal, Snow Drift, Snow Flake, Snow Flower, Snow Hill, Snow Land


1972: Built as SNOW STORM for Rederi-A/B Salénia (Salénrederierna A/B), Stockholm.

April 29th 1972: Launched.

October 1972: Completed.

© Chris Howell

Snow Storm © Chris Howell (Wellington, 1973)

© Ken Lubi

Snow Storm  © Ken Lubi (Tyne, 04/08/1977)

1981: Sold to Spanocean Line Ltd. (Salén UK Ship Management Ltd., London, England), Hong Kong.

1985: Sold to Irano-Hind Shipping C.o Ltd., Bandar Abbas, Iran and renamed HOOD.

© Chris Howell

Hood © Chris Howell (Bluff, New Zealand, 20/06/1995)

© Chris Howell © Chris Howell

Hood © Chris Howell (Bluff, New Zealand, 11/05/1998)

August 15th 2000: Arrived at Alang, India for demolition.


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: Chris Howell and Ken Lubi for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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