Yard Number 686 was named KRONPRINSEN when launched on Tuesday 17/02/1942 by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow for Royal Norwegian Government
Ship Type: Cargo Vessel
Ship's Role: Cargo
Tonnage: 7080 grt
Length: 446 feet 5
Breadth: 56 feet 5
Draught: 26 feet 9
Royal Norwegian Government
Her main engines were built by the shipbuilder , she was powered by Oil 2SA 3cy 2580bhp
Other names she bore were: VORI (1952). Her last recorded name was LUKIA M (1966)
KRONPRINSEN was scrapped on 1969
Launched as EMPIRE FAIRBAIRN.
Ultimate fate unknown, possibly scrapped in China in 1969. On February 10th she sprang a leak 50 miles southwest of Barren Island, and was abandoned. Later towed to Shanghai and seized by the Chinese government. As with many vessels taken over by the Chinese, the rest of her history is unclear.
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