• Short Summary

    The largest merchant ship ever to be built for a Japanese owner -- the 47,300-deadweight-ton supertanker Kakuho Maru -- is launched at the Maizuru shipyard of Iino Shipbuilding and Engineering Company.

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    The largest merchant ship ever to be built for a Japanese owner -- the 47,300-deadweight-ton supertanker Kakuho Maru -- is launched at the Maizuru shipyard of Iino Shipbuilding and Engineering Company.

    The size of the new tanker -- which will just manage to/fit into Suez Canal -- is indicated by its length: 221.5 meter. Her propeller weighs 28 tons - equivalent to the weight of eight elephants. The tanker's breadth is 30.5 meters, depth 15.2 meters and fully loaded draught, 11.33 meters. The giant will be equipped with a Iino-Sulzer diesel engine of 15,600 B.H.P. which will be the most powerful marine diesel ever to be installed in a Japanese ship. She will have trial speed of 16 knots.

    When completed the Kakuho Maru will belong to Iino Kaiun, biggest shipping Firm in Japan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA72TANPWQ69MUYU5D5V59BC3A3
    Media URN:
    VLVA72TANPWQ69MUYU5D5V59BC3A3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:10:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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