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Name: APSHERON
Type: Tanker
Launched: 16/02/1976
Completed: 07/1976
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 71
Dimensions: 32040dwt, 19614grt, 11035nrt, 161.53 x 25.76 x 14.99metres
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, Sulzer type, 6cyl (760 x 1550mm), 12000bhp
Engines by: Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Whiteinch, Glasgow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
07/1976 USSR Novorossiysk Shipping Co, Novorossiysk
2007 Renamed MING XI JU
20/07/2007 Broken up
Comments: 16/02/1976: Launched as ROBKAP II
2007: Renamed MING XI JU for delivery to the breakers
20/07/2007: Broken up at Alang


Above photo as ROBKAP II copyright of Norman Dunn

Above photo as APSHERON copyright of Ron Mapplebeck

Above photo as APSHERON copyright of Tony Frost