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Name: FRANK D MOORES
Type: Tanker
Launched: 06/02/1973
Completed: 18/06/1973
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 47
Dimensions: 32531dwt, 19869grt, 11407nrt, 182.89 x 26.90 x 13.64metres
Engines: Oil engine, Sulzer type, 2SA, 7cyl (760 x 1550mm), 14000bhp
Engines by: Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Whiteinch, Glasgow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 337391; (IMO: 7304869)
History:
18/06/1973 Nile SS Co Ltd (Common Brothers, managers), Newcastle
1976 Renamed KURDISTAN
1979 Renamed SIMONBURN
1982 Ching Tankers, Liberia; renamed AURA BRAVERY
1986 Seaveil Shipping, Cyprus; renamed SEABRAVERY
13/06/2000 Broken up
Comments: 1979: Broke in two when she overrode an ice floe
On a voyage from Port Hawksbury, NS to Pointe-Noire, QC
Fore body sunk by gunfire as it was a shipping hazard
New forebody constructed & fitted at Amsterdam
13/06/2000: Broken up at Alang


Above photo as FRANK D MOORES copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as FRANK D MOORES courtesy of John Bage

Above photo of KURDISTAN stern copyright of Mac Mackay

Above photo as AURA BRAVERY copyright of Pieter Melissen

Above photo as SEABRAVERY copyright of Yvon Perchoc

Above photo as SEABRAVERY copyright of Tony Frost