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Significant Ships of 2004

Author: Compiled by John Lingwood MRINA , Edited by Tim Knaggs
Year: 2004
Ref: SIGS04

Abstract: One of RINA's most popular publications. Significant Ships has been published annually every February since 1990 and presents in one volume approximately 50 of the best commercial designs (of approx. 100 metres in length and above) completed by shipyards worldwide in the preceding year.  Concise technical information, general arrangement plans and a colour illustration of each ship.


Significant Ships 2004 - page layoutSignificant Ships of 2004

is available in printed or USB format

Ref: SIGS04 Publication Price - £43 (RINA Members £37



Significant Ships of 2004

Significant Ships 2004 includes the following newbuildings

  • Algoscotia: First Chinese-built ship under Canadian flag
  • Almarona: STX’s first LPG tanker
  • Anangel Innovation: Double-skin Capesize bulker from Daewoo
  • Angelina Amoretti: Italian products tanker from China
  • Azzura: Prototype Future-52 standard bulk carrier
  • Balticborg: Sto-ro paper carrier with ‘green’ credentials
  • Birka Paradise: Caribbean cruises in the Baltic region
  • Boa Deep C: Complex offshore work ship from Vulcano
  • British Liberty: BP products tanker from Hyundai Mipo
  • Cap Doukato: First product of Wismar/Warnemünde alliance
  • Caribbean Princess: A Larger Grand-Class Liner from Fincantieri
  • Chin Shan: New-Generation Dunkirk-Max Bulker
  • Clipper Harvest: Handysize Bulker from Hakodate Dock
  • CMA CGM Hugo: 8000-Plus TEU Container Liner from Hyundai Significant ships 2004 Front Cover
  • Color Fantasy: Largest-Ever Cruise-Ferry for Oslo-Kiel Service
  • Copiapo: 5527TEU Container Liner from Taiwan
  • CSCL Asia: Samsung-built 8468TEU container liner
  • Disha: LNG tanker for Qatar-India trade
  • Fure Nord: New Shanghai Edward-built tanker for Sweden
  • Gaz De France Energy: CS1 containment and diesel-electric power
  • Geeststroom: Damen-built container ship for 45ft boxes
  • Golar Viking: First membrane-type LNG carrier from Hyundai
  • Hamanasu: Fast ro-ro ferry with prototype CRP Azipod installation
  • High Endeavour: Popular STX tanker design for Italian owner
  • High Power: Japanese-built tanker with ME-C diesel propulsion
  • Irene SL: VLCC from Hyundai Samho
  • Kiisla: Ice-strengthened products tanker from Portugal
  • Mary Arctica: Special-purpose container ship for Greenland
  • Methane Kari-Elin: Samsung-built LNG carrier for BG
  • Minerva Lisa: Ice-strengthened Aframax tanker
  • MSC Stella: 6400TEU container liner from Hyundai Samho
  • Nuraghes: Fincantieri-built ro-ro ferry for Sardinia service
  • Palmali Voyager: New-design Russian river/sea cargo ship
  • Polar Viking: Fully-refrigerated LPG carrier from Hyundai
  • Pont-Aven: Brittany Ferries’ new flagship
  • President Heydar Allyev: Large Caspian Sea tanker from Russia
  • Primera: Multipurpose inland waterways tanker
  • Protefs: Fourth-generation Panamax bulk carrier
  • Resolution: Pioneering wind-farm turbine installations
  • Sapphire Princess: Mitsubishi-built cruise liner for Carnival group
  • Scelveringhe: Self-discharging sand and gravel dredger
  • Spar Lyra: First of Graig’s Diamond 53 double-skin bulkers
  • Suomigracht: Side- and top-loading cargo design from Szczecin
  • Tassili II: Ferry for Algeria-to-France service
  • Teh May: Green Cape bulk carrier
  • Ville De Bordeaux: Ro-ro ship for Airbus parts transport
  • Volcan De Tamasite: Inter-island ro-ro ferry for the Canaries
  • Wan Qing Sha: New Dutch-built dredger for China
  • World Lion: New VLCC for World-Wide Shipping
  • Yamayuri: Collier with conveyor-belt self-discharge system

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