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Name: FORTHFIELD
Type: Tanker
Launched: 10/11/1954
Completed: 04/1955
Builder: Hawthorn, Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 720
Dimensions: 18150dwt, 12129grt, 6919nrt, 555.8 x 69.5 x 29.9ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, 8250shp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie (Engineering) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 186841
History:
04/1955 Northern Petroleum Tank SS Co Ltd (Hunting & Son Ltd), Newcastle
1967 Northern Petroleum & Bulk Freighters Ltd (Hunting & Son Ltd), Newcastle
13/03/1975 Broken up
Comments: 27/01/1975: Stranded in the Orinoco River
13/03/1975: Arrived at Burriana for breaking up by Aguilar y Peris


Above photo courtesy of Dave Edge

Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley