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Name: AURIS
Type: Tanker
Launched: 19/05/1947
Completed: 04/1948
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 686
Dimensions: 8221grt, 4701nrt, 483.4 x 59.2 x 33.8ft
Engines: Oil engines, 3 x 8cyl (13.4 x 18.8ins) + 1 gas turbine to electric motors, 831mn
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 181847
History:
04/1948 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
1955 Shell Petroleum Co Ltd, London
1960 Shell Tankers Ltd, London
08/1962 Broken up
Comments: 1958: Re-engined with 2 x gas turbines
08/1962: Broken up at Blyth by Hughes Bolckow Ltd


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