S.S. Richard Type Ships
Richard and J. Louis were the only two of this type built by National Bulk Carriers, Kure Shipbuilding Division, Kure, Japan. Although built a few years apart, they were very similar in design. They were used as bulk and bauxite carriers, probably to service Ludwigs mines in South America.
Richard was propelled by 12,500 horsepower steam turbines geared to a single shaft, giving a service speed of 15.5 knots.
|Richard||60||1957||19,999||32,490||669'6"||90'5"||Bauxite ore carrier. Engine made 1936, fitted 1957.|
|J. Louis||84||1961||20,253||36,312||669'6"||90'5"||Bulk carrier similar to Richard, hull #60 built by National Bulk Carriers in Kure, Japan.|
Created by A. Davis Whittaker, Jr.
Last updated on 21 February 2005.