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Name: BRITISH HAWTHORN
Type: Tanker
Launched: 16/03/1964
Completed: 10/1964
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 749
Dimensions: 20551dwt, 13119grt, 7627nrt, 561.1 x 73.9 x 30.3ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SCSA, 6cyl (760 x 1550mm), Sulzer type, 7500bhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie (Engineering) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 306128
History:
10/1964 BP Tanker Co Ltd, London
1983 Vergina Shipping Co SA, Panama; renamed NEW FORTUNE
1984 Renamed KYRA POPI
1985 Misano di Navigazione SpA, Palermo; renamed MARE EQUATORIALE
1986 Societe Maritttima Internazionale SpA (Misano di Navigazione SpA), Palermo
1992 Prismar Srl (Misano di Navigazione SpA), Palermo
1995 Five Star General Trading Ltd, St Vincent & Grenadines
29/09/1996 Broken up
Comments: 29/09/1996: Arrived at Alang for breaking up by Western Shipbreaking Corp


Above photos courtesy of AJ Hawker

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