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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 (Bibby Bros & Co, managers), Bristol
1981 Renamed MANCHESTER CHALLENGE
1988 Renamed OOCL CHALLENGE
19/02/1996 Broken up
Comments: 19/02/1996: Broken up at Gadani Beach
25/02/1996: Breaking up commenced


Above photo copyright of Graeme Turner

Above photo copyright of Peter Crichton

Photo as MANCHESTER CHALLENGE copyright of Chris Howell

Photo as MANCHESTER CHALLENGE copyright of Marc Piche

Photo as OOCL CHALLENGE copyright of Frits Olinga