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Name: BORDER CASTLE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 19/10/1960
Completed: 03/1961
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1956
Dimensions: 13235grt, 7519nrt, 19925dwt, 569.2 x 72.7 x 31.6ft
Engines: Oil engine, Doxford type, 2SCSA, 6cyl (700 x 2320mm), 7200bhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 186915
History:
03/1961 Lowland Tanker Co Ltd (Common Bros Ltd), Newcastle
1976 Managers BP Tanker Co Ltd, London
1979 BP Tanker Co Ltd, London
1980 BP Shipping Ltd, London
1981 Relay Maritime Inc, Panama; renamed FIVE BROOKS
04/01/1987 Broken up
Comments: 17/10/1986: Damaged and set on fire by attack from Iranian gunboats in
the Straits of Hormuz at 26.15N - 56.08E. Towed to Khor Fakkan
04/01/1987: Arrived at Gadani Beach for breaking up by World Marine


Above photo as BORDER CASTLE courtesy of Photoship

Above 2 photos as BORDER CASTLE courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as BORDER CASTLE courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as FIVE BROOKS copyright of Malcolm Cranfield