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Name: BISCA
Type: Tanker
Launched: 14/02/1930
Completed: 04/1930
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co (Shipbuilders) Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 1058
Dimensions: 6089grt, 3578nrt, 396.2 x 55.1 x 32.3ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 6cyl (23.5 x 41.75ins), 583hp
Engines by: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co (Engineers) Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
04/1930 A/S Bisca (Per Gjerding), Bergen
1940 Petroleos Mexicanos SA, Tampico; renamed TAMPICO
1957 Micronesia Navigation Co SA, Panama (Clyde B Aitchison, Encino Cal)
29/03/1957 Wrecked
Comments: 29/03/1957: Wrecked on Todos Santos Island, 40 miles south of Ensenada
On a voyage from Los Angeles to Kobe with a cargo of diesel oil


Above photo as BISCA copyright of the Norsk Maritimt Museum, Per-Erik Johnsen collection