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Name: ESSO NEWCASTLE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 19/06/1963
Completed: 12/1963
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs (Shipbuilders) Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 170
Dimensions: 31729grt, 16959nrt, 48400dwt, 740.0 x 102.3 x 37.8ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, DR geared to a single shaft, 19000shp
Engines by: Vickers-Armstrongs (Engineering) Ltd, Barrow in Furness
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 305871
History:
12/1963 Esso Petroleum Co Ltd, London
1977 Converted to barge
No later history known
Comments: 02/03/1977: Arrived at Sasebo for conversion to a barge