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Name: LODESTONE
Type: Degaussing Tender
Keel: 22/12/1978
Launched: 15/11/1979
Completed: 04/1980
Builder: Clelands Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 345
Dimensions: 950grt, 50.0 x 11.4 x 3.0(draft)metres
Engines: 2 x Oil engines & electric drives, ESL-6-MGR type, 1650hp
Engines by: Mirrlees-Blackstone, Stamford
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: None
History:
04/1980 Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service
1996 Private owner
2006 Renamed BLEU DE NIMES
Comments: Allocated pennant number A115
2006: Converted to a luxury yacht
2013: Still in service


Above 2 photos as LODESTONE copyright of Ken Lubi

Above 2 photos as BLEU DE NIMES copyright of Frank Behrends

Above 2 photos as BLEU DE NIMES copyright of Tomasello Letterio