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Name: AURICULA
Type: Tanker
Launched: 17/04/1946
Completed: 08/1946
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 671
Dimensions: 8257grt, 4757nrt, 484.0 x 59.4 x 34.8ft
Engines: Oil engine, 8cyl (25.6 x 55.3ins), 502nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 180926
History:
03/1946 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
1955 Nueva Vista Cia Naviera SA, Monrovia (Mavroleon Bros Ltd, London)
1955 Renamed DON DEMETRIO
1957 Leria Cia Naviera SA, Monrovia (Mavroleon Bros Ltd, London)
1959 Falaise SS Co Ltd (Mavroleon Bros Ltd, London)
1959 Renamed SEAWAY DISCOVERER
1961 Valmonte Cia Naviera SA, Beirut (Helikon Shipping Enterprises, London)
1961 Renamed CAPTAIN MINAS
23/03/1969 Broken up
Comments: 1956: Converted to bulk carrier, 7673grt and 11280dwt
23/03/1969: Arrived for breaking up at Kaohsiung