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Name: GARONNE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 16/06/1959
Completed: 12/1959
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs (Shipbuilders) Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 168
Dimensions: 24513grt, 14562nrt, 37383dwt, 690.3 x 90.5 x 36.7ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, DR geared to a single shaft, 17600shp
Engines by: Vickers-Armstrongs (Engineering) Ltd, Barrow in Furness
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 301034
History:
12/1959 Orient Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
05/1960 Managers P&O-Orient Lines
1963 Managers Trident Tankers Ltd, London
03/1965 Peninsular & Oriental SN Co (Trident Tankers Ltd), London
04/1970 Trident Tankers Ltd, London
08/1971 Managers P&O Bulk Shipping Division
09/1972 Peninsular & Oriental SN Co, London
04/1973 St Thomas Maritime Co Ltd, Monrovia; renamed ST THOMAS
02/1976 Broken up
Comments: 20/02/1976: Arrived at New York for breaking by Union Minerals & Alloys Corp


Above photo as GARONNE copyright of Chris Howell