Condor 4

In 1973, Condor Ltd decided to widen its fleet. Therefore, it ordered another hydrofoil Model RHS140 to Rodriquez shipyard. She was to be a sistership of Condor 3, that brought satisfaction to the company.

Christened as Condor 4, she has been operated by Condor Ltd until 1990, when she was replaced by larger Condor 9. However, Condor 4 had not been sold until 1993 to Greek company Hermes Ferries Shipping Co after having spend three years laid up in Saint-Malo. Condor 4 was then renamed Iptamenos Hermes 1.

Technical Specifications of Condor 4
Condor 4 (1974 - 1993)
The Ship
Launch 1974
Maiden Voyage 1974
Shipyard Rodriquez, Messine, Italy
Owner Condor Ltd
Operator Condor Ltd
Routes Saint-Malo - Saint-Hélier | Saint-Peter Port  | Sark
IMO 7378793
Port of Registry Saint-Peter Port, Guernsey
Technical Specifications
Length 28.7m
Breadth 10.7m
Draught 3.5m
Gross Tonnage 129 GT
Deadweight 12t
Engines specifications
Engines Two engines MTU493 with 12 cylinders
Power 1,986 kW (2700 CH DIN)
Maximum Speed 36 knots
Passengers & Cargo
Passengers 136 passengers


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