MV Baron Pentland
Geared Bulk Carrier
Official Number: 364279
Call Sign: GVEK
Tonnages: 16,842 gross 9,931net 26,814 deadweight.
Main Dimensions: 574.5 x 84.5 x 32.4 feet.
Engine: Harland & Wolff B & W six cylinder 6K7 4 EF oil engine, 11,600 bhp 15 knots.
Cargo Handling: Fitted with four electric hydraulic deck cranes of 18 tons SWL suitable for grab handling.
June 1976: Completed by Govan Shipbuilders Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 218) for H Hogarth & Sons Ltd.,Glasgow.
Scottish Ship Management Ltd., Glasgow, managers.
1983: Sold, Apiomar S.A. Greek flag, renamed EVANGELOS L.
1991:Sold, Government of the Peoples Republic of China.(Bureau of Maritime transport Administration - Shanghai
Branch) Chinese flag, renamed HUA ZHEN.
1999: Owners became China Shipping (Group) Co. Name and flag retained.
2012: No longer updated by (LRF) IHSF since 14 June. Existence in doubt.
The Baron Pentland had larger accommodation than the other Govan built ships as she was built for Australian service
and they had larger crews. This can be quite clearly seen from this photograph which was taken by I. Warner whilst alongside
at Gladstone, Qld. If anyone is wondering where the port lifeboat is, the photographer is standing in it!