ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BAROK
Construction
STEEL
Type
MOTOR CARGO SHIP
Date
1950
Description
Yard Number: 821
Official Number: 5037046

Built for A/S Jelølinjen (Fred Olsen, Oslo manager)

2 hold coaster, 1 deck, later 2 deck, riveted

Engines: Oil 2SA 8cy. 340 x 570mm, 1310BHP, 274T British Polar, Glasgow.
Mach aft, 2 hatches 42' x 16', 8 winches, 4-5ton derrick and 2-3 ton derrick.

Subsequent Names: SOFIA (1971-73); AGROCORP (1973-74); LAMAYA (1974-76); RABUNION IV (1976-88)

"A notable event, in these days, is the fitting of a figurehead to a new ship. One has been given to the Norwegian cargo motor liner Barok, 1560 tons dw., recently delivered by HR to A/S Jelolingen (Fred Olsen & Co) Oslo. She is decorated with a life size cast bronze figurehead of a merman, specially designed by a Norwegian sculptor'.
(Shipbuilding and Shipping Record, May 25 1950).

Vessel named by Mrs August Koppang
(Source: Burntisland and Hall Russel Shipyard Journals)

1971: Sold to Kraneas CIA. Nav. S.A. Renamed SOFIA. Side doors have now been fitted.
1973: Sold to International Livestock Panama now classed as a livestock carrier with the side doors fitted easier to load and unload the animals. Ships tonnage is now 1609 tons. Now named AGROCORP.
1974: Sold to Wific Begdack & Co., Beirut, Lebanon. Now called LAMAYA.
1976: Sold to Farouk Rassem W. Moukahai and Ahmen Hassen Zeido, Beirut, Lebanon. renamed RABUNION IV (until 1988)

28 December 1987: RABUNION IV broken up at Aliaga (Turkey).
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
A/S Jelolinjen, Oslo
Dimensions
length 235' 7" x breadth 38' 1" x depth 16'
Gross Tonnage: 1029 ton

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