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Name: CALTEX MANCHESTER
Type: Tanker
Launched: 29/04/1953
Completed: 10/1953
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 713
Dimensions: 17510dwt, 11804grt, 6768nrt, 544.5 x 70.0 x 30.3ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.5
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 185970
History:
10/1953 Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd, London
1968 Texaco Overseas Tankship Ltd, London
1968 First Line Co Ltd, Panama; renamed WORLD KIM
1970 Alliance Tankers Inc, Panama; renamed HONGKONG CRUSADE
13/12/1972 Broken up
Comments: 13/12/1972: Arrived at Hong Kong for breaking up by Fuji Marden & Co Ltd