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Name: LONDON LION
Type: Oil Tanker
Launched: 17/03/1972
Completed: 10/1972
Builder: Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 29
Dimensions: 125916grt, 100058nrt, 256387dwt, 330.72 x 51.82 x 25.61metres
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, DR geared, 32000shp
Engines by: Associated Electrical Industries Ltd, Manchester
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 15.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 358603; (IMO: 7208120)
History:
10/1972 Anglomar Shipping Co Ltd, London
1978 Renamed TROPICAL LION
1994 Abu Dhabi National Tanker Co; renamed LIWA
18/02/1999 Broken up
Comments: 04/1981: At Arzanah Island being used as a floating storage vessel
1989: Damaged by a floating mine. Subsequently repaired
1994: Converted to a FSO tanker
18/02/1999: Arrived at Gadani Beach for breaking up
01/03/1999: Work began


Above photo as LONDON LION is courtesy of Norman Dunn

Above photo as LONDON LION is copyright of Tony Ecclestone

Above photo as LONDON LION is copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo as LONDON LION, dated 23/07/1972, is copyright of Ships Nostalgia - TommyRob

Above photo as LONDON LION is copyright of Kevin S Weir

Above photo as LONDON LION is copyright of Kevin S Weir