Mary R. Koch

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Name: Main Ore (1985–1996)
Mary R. Koch (1975–1985)
Owner: VALECO tankers CORP.
First Trust Co of Saint Paul
Mansfield Sg Co Ltd
Operator: Dorian Hellas SA (1979–1985)[1]
Port of registry:  Liberia (1975–1985)
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1985–1996)
Builder: Uljanik, Brodogradiliste l Tvornica Dizel Motora
Pula, Yugoslavia, (now Croatia)
Yard number: 303
Completed: 04.1975
Out of service: 1996
Identification: DNV ID:????
IMO number: 7391458
Fate: Scrapped at Alang 09.06.1997
Notes: [2]
General characteristics
Tonnage: 136,991 GT
120,376 NT
Displacement: ??? long tons light ship
274.330 long tons full load
Length: 335.0 m (1,099.08 ft)
Beam: 52.20 m (171.26 ft)
Draught: 21.794 m (71.50 ft)
Depth: 28.00 m (91.86 ft)
Propulsion: Burmeister & Wain
Speed: 16.5 knots
Capacity: 264,999 DWT
Notes: [2]

The Mary R. Koch was a 274.330 t combined ore carrier and oil tanker.[3] The ship was named after Mary Robinson Koch, wife of American industrialist Fred C. Koch.[4]

The Mary R. Koch was built at the Uljanik, Brodogradiliste l Tvornica Dizel Motora shipyard in Pula in Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, (now Croatia).[5] Her two sister ships, the Trafala and the Torne were delivered to the Swedish company Trafikaktiebolaget Grengesberg in 1974.[5]


  1. ^ "Dorian previously operated Ships". Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Mary R. Koch". Auke Visser's International Super Tankers. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Koch Industries, Inc.". Lehman Brothers Collection. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ Yasha Levine (September 1, 2010). "The Koch Bros. and Corporate Welfare". The New York Observer. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Uljanik – Reference list". CROATIAN SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 

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