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Name: CARDIUM
Type: Tanker
Launched: 15/09/1931
Completed: 12/1931
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1455
Dimensions: 8236grt, 4828nrt, 451.3 x 62.0 x 34.0ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 4SCSA, 6cyl (24.8 x 43.3ins), 714nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 11.0knots
Reg Number: 162664
History:
26/11/1931 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
1948 Finnamore Shipping Co Ltd (Counties Ship Management Co Ltd), London
1948 Renamed HAWTHORNE HILL
1948 Renamed HAWTHORN HILL
1951 Cia Naviera Puerto Madrin SA (Mavroleon Bros, London), Monrovia
1951 Renamed DON MANUEL
12/11/1961 Broken up
Comments: 1955: Converted to a bulk carrier, 5847grt
13/08/1961: Engine room fire 200 miles N of Dakar at 18.19N - 17.40W
On a voyage from Pepel to Amsterdam with a cargo of iron ore
Subsequently towed to Dakar and declared a total loss
12/11/1961: Arrived at Vigo for breaking up


Above photo as CARDIUM is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as CARDIUM is courtesy of Ray Perry

Above photo as HAWTHORN HILL is copyright of A Duncan

Above photo as DON MANUEL is courtesy of Photoship