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Significant Ships of 2005

Editor:  John LingwoodSignificant Ships 2006 - Page layout


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 approximately 50 selected merchant ships of all classes and types, mostly of some 100m in length and above, which were completed last year by shipyards worldwide.

Significant Ships of 2005 follows the format of the fifteen 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 appears a set of general arrangement plans.

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 of 2005 proves once again that it is the most comprehensive publication of its kind available.


Significant Ships of 2005 is available in printed or USB format

Ref: SIGS05 Publication Price - £45 (RINA Members £39)


Significant Ships of 2005

Significant Ships of 2005Significant Ships 2005 includes the following newbuildings: 

  • Amanda: Dutch-built 5800dwt multipurpose design
  • Andromeda Voyager: DSME VLCC delivery
  • Arcadia: New P&O flagship from Fincantieri’s Marghera yard
  • Asphalt Seminole: Croatian-built asphalt tanker
  • Atlantis Aldabra: Turkish-designed and -built coastal tanker
  • Bastø III: Double-ended Norwegian shuttle ferry
  • Beluga Revolution: Feeder Multipurpose ship with heavy lifts
  • Benchijigua Express: World’s first trimaran ferry
  • Big Glory: Kawasaki Handymax bulker with SEA-Arrow bow
  • British Cormorant: Aframax tanker for ice-trading
  • CMA CGM Excellent: 3398TEU box ship for liner charter
  • Colombo Express: 8600TEU container liner
  • D’Artagnan: Mega-size cutter/suction dredger
  • Dokter Wagemaker: Dutch-built and -owned shuttle ferry
  • Elbe Highway: Stocznia Gdynia intermediate-size PCTC
  • Energy Advance: The largest LNG-carrier in service?
  • E R Tianan: Hyundai Samho’s 8214TEU container carrier
  • Excelsior: First LNG-RV for the Energy Bridge concept
  • FS Philippine: Third ENVC tanker delivery to French owner
  • Hammerodde: Ro-pax ferry for Baltic service
  • Hatsu Shine: ‘Green’ container ship for Evergreen
  • Jeanne-Marie: DSME-built 78,600m3 LPG tanker
  • Kota Pekarang: 2824TEU container ship for Far-East charter
  • Maersk Dunkerque: Samsung ro-pax for English Channel service
  • Makhachkala 1: Caspian Sea freight-train ferry
  • Moby Aki: Fincantieri-built ro-pax for Italian domestic routes
  • MSC Maeva: Hanjin crosses the 8000TEU barrier
  • MSC Pamela: World’s largest box-ship - 9200TEU
  • North Point: Ice-strengthened product tanker
  • Ocean Neptune: 49,700dwt product tanker from ShinA
  • Ottamana: Turkish-built Italian-owned product tanker
  • P&O Nedlloyd Mondriaan: First high-output RT-flex engine
  • Perseverance: STX-built ice-strengthened product tanker
  • Pride of America: US-flag cruise liner
  • Pu Tuo Dao: Jiangnan-built ro-pax for domestic service
  • Pull: Turkish tanker with innovative propulsion system
  • Rose G: ShinA-built 40,000dwt tanker for Italian owner
  • SCL Bern: Heavy-lift feeder ship for Safmarine
  • Seiryu Maru: Dredger/oil recovery vessel serving Japanese waters
  • Seychelles Pioneer: Continuing Lindenau’s Safety Tanker series
  • Shanghai Higway: Chinese-built ‘green’ car carrier
  • Smyril: IZAR ro-pax delivery for Faeroe Island routes
  • Stena Paris: Continuing Stena’s MAX series
  • Super Liner Ogasawara: First Japanese Techno-Superliner
  • Universal Queen: Hyundai-built VLCC
  • Viktor Titov: Energy-saving Aframax tanker with bow loading
  • Volcan De Timanfaya: Night-ferry linking Canary Islands
  • WAN Hal 501: Taiwan-built and -owned box-ship
  • Western Baltic: Swiss-owned product tanker

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