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Significant Ships of 2006

Editor:  Tim KnaggsSignificant Ships 2006 - Page layout

Complier:   John Lingwood

Significant Ships  is a quality annual publication providing an invaluable reference source to some of the very best in today's ship design and construction. It gives technical details of 51 selected commercial vessels of all classes and types, mostly of some 100m in length and above, which were completed last year by shipyards worldwide.

Significant Ships of 2006 follows the format of the sixteen previous editions. Two pages are devoted to every entry; on the first page appears a photograph of the ship in question (all in full colour), followed by a concise technical description highlighting the key features, this is supported by a comprehensive tabular list, detailing technical data. On the following page a set of general arrangement plans appears.

Significant Ships has been compiled by John Lingwood, MRINA, and his readable and expert text, records valuable advances in international shipbuilding. Following the success of the previous editions, Significant Ships proves once again that it is the most comprehensive publication of its kind available.

 Significant Ships of 2006 is available in printed or USB format

Ref: SIGS06 Publication Price - £46 (RINA Members £40)


Significant Ships of 2006

Significant Ships of 2006Significant Ships of 2006 includes the following newbuildings:  

  • Arctic Voyager: 143,000m3 LNG tanker for Arctic duties
  • Berge Nantong: Hyundai-built 82,000m3 LPG/NH3 tanker
  • Bergensfjord: LNG-powered Norwegian domestic ferry
  • Bit Okland: 25,000dwt twin-skeg tanker design
  • Bossclip Trader: Campbell-Algoship new standard bulker
  • Bro Deliverer: 14,700dwt tanker with Azipull propulsion
  • BW Sombeke: 38,000m3 gas tanker from Daewoo
  • Charlotte Wulff: 4546TEU box-ship from Gdynia
  • Clipper Karina: STX-Busan-built 11,420dwt tanker
  • Clipper Sira: 4000m3 chemical tanker from Volharding
  • CMA CGM Sambhar: CSBC’s 4054TEU box ship design
  • COSCO Guangzhou: 9500TEU container liner from Hyundai
  • Côte d’albâtre: Barreras-built UK/France ferry
  • Crystal Diamond: Ice-class chemical tanker from INP
  • Diana J: Hegemann’s: 974TEU feeder design
  • Emma Maersk: Largest-ever container ship
  • Eships Cobia: Hyundai Mipo’s new 12,000dwt tanker design
  • Eton: Daewoo-built Suezmax tanker
  • Eylul K: Double-skin 20,000dwt bulker from Turkish yard
  • Finnstar: Finnlines’ large ro-pax ferry from Fincantieri
  • Freedom of The Seas: World’s largest cruise liner
  • FS Charlotte: Molten sulphur/bitumen tanker
  • Gaschem Shinano: Romanian-built 7420dwt ethylene tanker
  • Glory Atlantic: 19,000dwt cement carrier from Singapore
  • Gotlandia II: Fincantieri-built fast ferry for Baltic service
  • Graiglas: Vietnamese-built bulk carrier for UK owner
  • Industrial Diamond: Heavy-lift cargo ship from ENVC
  • Ital Festosa: Hyundai Mipo’s first 3451TEU container ship
  • Kronviken: Samsung-built 115,000dwt tanker
  • Maersk Kowloon: 6160TEU Hanjin-built box-ship
  • Maersk Qatar: Largest LNG tanker so far?
  • Mare Di Ravenna: Italian 51,000dwt tanker from SLS
  • Marida Boreas: Fine lines for Romanian-built tanker
  • Meltemi: Hyundai-Samho ice-class Suezmax tanker
  • Merope Star: Italian-design/Turkish-built 3300m3 LPG tanker
  • Morgenstond I: Damen’s first CF12000 Combi-Freighter
  • Mykola Bobrovnykov: Volga/Baltic trader from Ukraine
  • Naftocement XI: Turkish-built bulk cement carrier
  • Nganhurra: Self-propelled FPSO
  • Norilskiy Nickel: ‘Double-acting’ Arctic container ship
  • Otello: Daewoo’s 6700car-capacity vehicle carrier design
  • Pauline: Flensburger’s con-ro variant with five fixed decks
  • Promitheas: Hyundai-built Aframax tanker
  • Seatrout: Lindenau’s newest 40,000dwt ‘green’ tanker
  • Sinorail Bohai: Chinese train ferry for new route
  • Speciality: Diesel-electric coastal tanker for UK trades
  • STX Ace I: STX built-and-owned 46,000dwt ice-class tanker
  • Timca: Szczecinska’s multi-purpose con-ro design
  • Transpaper: Forest products carrier for Baltic trades
  • Whitonia: Dubai-built UK bunkering tanker
  • YM Intelligent: CSBC’s 1805TEU container ship 

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