Join the Ship Stamp Society and get 6 issues of LogBook for just £12!

The Ship Stamp Society website has has a facelift. Click HERE to take a look at our new improved website where you can view past Editions of LogBook and subscribe to get full access to future editions for just £12 per year!


Ship Stamp Society

Hai Kwang

The full index of our ship stamp archive

Hai Kwang

Postby shipstamps » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:30 am

Click image to view full size
Nationalist China commemorated the 90th anniversary of the China Merchants Steam Navigation Co., Ltd. by the issue of two stamps showing vessels of the company. The 80 cents stamp shows a bow-on aerial view of a vessel which, I am told, is the Hai Kwang, but I am a bit dubious about this identification. The Hai Kwang, a tanker of 18,161 gross tons on dimensions of 632 ft. 6 in. x 83 ft. 8 in. x 33 ft.4 in. was built in 1956 at the Kawasaki Dockyard, Japan, but the stamp designer has shown a ship having two tall masts and cargo derricks, unusual features for a tanker. SG461
Site Admin
Posts: 0
Joined: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:12 pm

Re: Hai Kwang

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:25 pm

Image (29).jpg
Click image to view full size
1962 Hai Kwang Ship-and-Flag.jpg
Click image to view full size
After a long search I found a photo of the tanker HAI KWANG belonging to the fleet of the China Merchants S.N. Co. Ltd., Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
She was built as a tanker under yard No 944 by the Kawasaki Dockyard, Kobe, Japan.
February 1956 launched as the HAI KWANG.
Tonnage 18,161 grt, 12,447 nrt, dim. 192.79 x 25.5m, length bpp 181.4m
Two steam engine, 11,000 shp, speed 15 knots.
June 1952 completed. IMO No 5139894.

She was the first tanker built for the CMSNC, and built for the transport of crude oil from the Middle East to Taiwan.

11 May 1977 was she seriously damaged in a collision in position 28 31N, 49 51 E when she collided with NEPTUNE on a voyage from Shuaiba to Keeling.
Sold by CMSNC to Taiwan shipbreakers, where after she sailed from Mena Abdulla 16 January 1978, arrived at Kaohsiung around 15 April 1978 where she was broken up.

Source: Old China Coast Ships
China Taiwan 1962 80c sg461, scott?
Posts: 7078
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:28 am

Return to Ship Stamps Collection

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 83 guests