"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 factory, other steamships worked as cargo vessels. In 1931 "Lamut", "Tungus" and "Yukaghir" transferred to the Vladivostok and also as well as Kamchatka were converted in crab canning factories.
Purpose of the vessel:     - receiving of fresh and frozen fish from catching vessels
    - production of krab cans
Length OA (m) 79.70
Length BP (m) 77.37
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) 800
Fresh water tanks (tonnes)
Speed (kn) 8.5
Number of beds for crew -
Years of building
Built by     - "Great Lakes EW", Ashtabula, USA
    - "Great Lakes EW", Ecorse, USA
        - During construction of a series of vessels of one type, 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, Register book of sea-going ships of the USSR 1931-1932). Other possible versions of the corresponding characteristic can be specified in brackets.

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