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MV Sumber Tunas II

ex Ocean Trust, Velazquez

© Malcolm Cranfield

© Malcolm Cranfield

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1954 by Werft Nobiskrug, Rendsburg (Yard No 571) as a General Cargo Ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 101.93 m (overall) 91.50 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 13.90 m
  • Depth: 8.35 m
  • Draught: 5.52 m
  • Tonnage: 2196 gross/979 net/2570 deadweight
  • Engines: 2 Oil 4SA 10-cylinder MAN diesels
  • Power: kW/3800 bhp
  • Speed: 16 knots
  • Passengers: 12
  • Hatches/Holds: 3
  • Capacity: Grain; 4876.98m³, Bale; 4576.17m³, Ins; 90.61m³
  • Call Sign: GSRY
  • IMO Number: 5377680
  • Lloyd’s register Number (1967 – 68): 186143
  • Port of Registry: London/UK, Somali Republic, Indonesian


July 29th 1954: Launched.

December 4th 1954: Completed for MacAndrews & Co Ltd. The first of two 22000 gt vessels in one of the earliest British post-war orders from a German yard.

Courtesy of Ted Ingham

Courtesy of Ted Ingham (Granville Dock, Dover)

1968: Sold to Ocean Shipping & Enterprises, Monrovia and renamed OCEAN TRUST

1969: Renamed SUMBER TUNAS II. Registered Owner; Tunas (Hong Kong Ltd).

Courtesy of Malcolm Cranfield

Courtesy of Malcolm Cranfield

1974: Sold to P.T.Pelayaran Nusantara “Naga Laut” Indonesia.

September 19th 1977: On a voyage from Surabaya, suffered a fire off Dili, Timor.

September 21st 1977: Sank in tow (at position 08.30.50S., 125.36.30E)

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: Malcolm Cranfield and Ted Ingham for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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