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Kings Canyon
 "Shunyo Maru No.3", ex. "Nissei Maru", ex. "Kings Canyon". Converted to a combined dredger/sand carrier in 1964
she was fitted with powerful dredging equipment, including large suction pipes.
"Sanjeevani", ex. "Shunyo Maru No.3", ex. "Nissei Maru", ex. "Kings Canyon".

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 130. UMSC No. 2413. Off. nr. 247558.
Keel laid 16-01-1945. Launched 24-03-1945. Completed 08-04-1945. Gr. 10448 t., Net. 6285 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 8,99 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
KINGS CANYON-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
KINGS CANYON-1947 for Overseas Tankship Corporation, Panama.
NISSEI MARU-1951 for Tokyo Tanker Kisen Kaisha, Tokyo, Japan.
SHUNYO MARU NO. 3-1964 for Morita Rinkai Kingyo Kisen Kaisha, Ichinomiya, Japan.
SHUNYO MARU NO. 3-1968 for Hitachi Zosen Rinkai Koji KK, Osaka, Japan.
SANJEE VANI-1971 for V.M. Sagaocar & Brother Ltd., Bombay, India.
Additional Reports:
Reported Shunyo Maru No. 3 converted into bulk sand carrier in 1964.
Reported Sanjee Vani converted into lightering service ship in 1971.
Reported Sanjee Vani Broke moorings and drove ashore, 5 Jun. 1994, in a hurricane, at Mormugao, east of the breakwater in 15.26 N-73.50 E, wreck reported in course of scrapping. 1997 Scrapped in situ.