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Name: DART AMERICA
Type: Container Ship
Launched: 05/05/1970
Completed: 11/1970
Builder: Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 14
Dimensions: 31036grt, 17658nrt, 28482dwt, 219.21 x 30.48 x 15.60metres
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, 10cyl (900 x 1550mm), Sulzer type, 29000bhp
Engines by: George Clark & North-Eastern Marine Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 23.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 337546; (IMO: 7018343)
History:
11/1970 Tynedale Shipping Co Ltd, Bristol
1981 Renamed MANCHESTER CHALLENGE
1988 Registered at Hong Kong; renamed OOCL CHALLENGE
19/02/1996 Broken up
Comments: 19/02/1996: Arrived at Gadani Beach for breaking up
25/02/1996: Breaking up commenced


Above photo is copyright of Graeme Turner

Above photo is copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo is copyright of Tony Ecclestone

Above photo as MANCHESTER CHALLENGE is copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as MANCHESTER CHALLENGE is copyright of Marc Piche

Above photo as OOCL CHALLENGE is copyright of Frits Olinga