1952 - 1952
General Cargo Motorship, Singledecker
Call: OFQL LR# 5167891 Ice class: I
896 GRT, 520 NRT, 1,185 dwt
59.48 x 10.01 x 4.57 m
Diesel Engine 4 SA 8 cy.
by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day, Stockport
kW / 900 BHP knots
F.W. Hollming Oy started work on a cargo ship in order to get experience in steel construction.
Keel of a 1,200 dwt cargo vessel for own account was laid down.
Launched by F.W. Hollming Oy, Rauma /Raumo (#50) and named VILPPO by Mrs Rauha Hollming. Put up for sale.
Registered in Rauma ship register with no. 587.
Sold to Masinoimport, U.S.S.R.
Completed and delivered as JAKAN (ЯАКАН) to Masinoimport and handed over to USSR - Far Eastern Shipping Co., Vladivostok.
Transferred to USSR - Murmansk Shipping Co., Murmansk.
Fitted with a "new" engine - made in 1951 - as follows:
Diesel Engine 2 SA 8 cy.
by Russkiy-Diesel Works, Leningrad
588 kW / 800 BHP 10 knots
Spelling of the ship´s name amended in Lloyd´s Register as YAKAN.
Owners´name amended as Murmansk Shipping Co. (MSC) after the collapse of the U.S.SR.
Reported as broken up.
MAP 16.5.2004 File:RaumLaiv/Vilppo.doc
Telakka F.W. Hollming Oy