"Kamchatka" type crab canning vessel


 In the late twenties the Joint-stock Company of Kamchatka bought in the USA several same transport steamships which were renamed into "Kamchatka", "Lamut", "Tungus", "Yukagir" and "Jakut". "Kamchatka" in 1928 was converted in a floating crab canning plant, other steamships worked as cargo vessels. In 1931 "Lamut", "Tungus" and "Yukaghir" transferred to the Vladivostok and as well as Kamchatka was converted in a crab canning plants.
Purpose of the vessel:     - receiving of fresh and frozen fish from catching vessels
    - production of krab cans
Length OA (m) 79.75
Length BP (m) -
Breadth extreme (m) 13.31
Molded breadth (m) 13.30
Depth to upper deck (m) 8.64
Load draught, average (m) 7.67
Displacement (tonnes) -
Deadweight (tonnes) -
Gross tonnage / Net tonnage (register tons)
2701 / 1517
Main engines:

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Auxiliary diesel generators:
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Emergency diesel generator:
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Crab processing plant capacity:
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Refrigerated cargo spaces number, total cubic capacity (cub. m) n/a
Dry cargo spaces number, total cubic capacity (cub. m) 4*3952
Ref. temperatures (C) -
Refrigerants -
Derricks number, lifting capacity (tonnes) 6*8,0; 2*5,0
Diesel oil tanks (tonnes) -
Heavy fuel oil tanks (tonnes) -
Coal supply (tonnes) -
Fresh water tanks (tonnes)
Speed (kn) 8.5
Number of beds for crew -
Years of construction
Built by     - "Great Lakes EW", Ashtabula, USA
    - "Great Lakes EW", Ecorse, USA
        - During construction of a series of vessels of one project, in their design some changes can be made and the above-stated characteristics can be changed insignificantly.
        - The above-stated characteristics belong to the vessel "Kamchatka" (source - Register book of sea-going ships of the USSR, 1964-1965). In brackets there can be other possible versions of the corresponding characteristic.

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