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Name: HELISOMA
Type: Tanker
Launched: 06/09/1956
Completed: 12/1956
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1819
Dimensions: 12149grt, 6930nrt, 19010dwt, 555.9 x 69.5 x 29.8ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, 8250shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 187506
History:
12/1956 Shell Bermuda (Overseas) Ltd, London
1973 African Coasters Pty Ltd, Durban; renamed AFRICA SHELL
1976 Unicorn Lines Pty Ltd, Durban
26/09/1977 Broken up
Comments: 26/09/1977: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up by Long John Industry


Above photo as HELISOMA copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo as HELISOMA copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as HELISOMA courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as AFRICA SHELL courtesy of Photoship