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Name: AHMADU BELLO
Type Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/03/1963
Completed: 04/1963
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1996
Dimensions: 6127grt, 3384nrt, 430.0 x 63.0 x 38.5ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, Sulzer type, 6cyl (680 x 1250), 6100bhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 15.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 321502
History:
04/1963 Nigerian National Shipping Line Ltd, Lagos
1981 Baldwin Enterprises Corp, Panama; renamed RONSON
1984 Minoa Maritime Co, Piraeus
1985 Marguer Shipping Co Ltd, Valletta; renamed IONIAN DREAM
14/05/1985 Broken up
Comments: 14/05/1985: Broken up by Paramount Steel at Gadani Beach


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo dated 24/10/1976 is copyright of Michael Green

Above photo dated 07/1976 is copyright of Paul Strathdee