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Name: ALVENUS
Type: Tanker
Launched: 02/08/1956
Completed: 01/1957
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs (Shipbuilders) Ltd
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 141
Dimensions: 21468grt, 13214nrt, 32682dwt, 662.9 x 87.0 x 34.7ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, DR geared to a single shaft, 15500shp
Engines by: Vickers-Armstrongs (Engineering) Ltd, Barrow in Furness
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
01/1957 Alvion Steamship Corporation, Panama
1965 Alvenus Steamship Corporation, Liberia
1970 Don Shipping Co, Piraeus; renamed TRADER
11/06/1972 Sank
Comments: 11/06/1972: Foundered between Malta & Crete in position 36.20N 19.43E
On a voyage from Batum to Cagliari with a cargo of fuel oil