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Name: KYRA LYNN
Type: Tanker
Launched: 01/12/1975
Completed: 05/1976
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Walker Yard (Aft Section); Hebburn Dock (Fore Section)
Yard Number: 66
Dimensions: 112744dwt, 57211grt, 41001nrt, 260.33 x 40.75 x 15.18metres
Engines: Oil, 2SA, Sulzer type, 8cyl (900 x 1550mm), 23200bhp
Engines by: Barclay, Curle & Co, Ltd, Whiteinch, Glasgow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: IMO: 7343114
History:
05/1976 Nikreis Maritime (Swan Maritime)
1976 USSR Novorossiysk Shipping Co, Novorossiysk; renamed GEROI SEVASTOPOLYA
1979 Beverley Marine Panama SA (Olympic Maritime SA), Pireaus
1979 Renamed OLYMPIC SPLENDOUR
1995 Dynacom Tankers Management, Piraeus; renamed SPLENDOUR
2000 Renamed STARS
28/03/2000 Broken up
Comments: This was the second vessel built in two parts at Walker & Hebburn
See YORKSHIRE (yard number 65) for further details
2000: Renamed STARS for the voyage to the breakers
28/03/2000: Broken up at Gadani Beach


Above photo as KYRA LYNN courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as GEROI SEVASTOPOLYA copyright of Mike Ridgard

Above photo as OLYMPIC SPLENDOUR copyright of Mike Ridgard