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Name: LYCAON
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/12/1953
Completed: 06/1954
Builder: Vickers Armstrong Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 138
Dimensions: 9280dwt, 7859grt, 4546nrt, 487.2 x 62.3 x 28.4ft (*)
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, B&W type, 7cyl (750 x 1500mm)
Engines by: JG Kincaid & Co Ltd, Greenock
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 185489; (IMO: 5215052)
History:
06/1954 China Mutual Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Liverpool
1960 NV Nederlandsche Stoomvaart “Mij Oceaan”, Amsterdam
1974 Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool
1976 China Mutual Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Liverpool
1976 Renamed GLAUCUS
1977 Marlborough Maritiem Inc, Panama City; renamed UNITED VANGUARD
14/05/1979 Sank
Comments: 12/05/1979: While en route from Sharjan-Bassein in ballast,
she suffered engine failure & a ruptured sea water cooling pipe.
She was abandoned at 10.05N/86E & drove ashore at 16.23N/94.13E
31 crew were saved with 1 loss of life.
(*) Dimensions are LOA, Breadth extreme & Draft summer


Above photo as LYCAON courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as LYCAON courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as UNITED VANGUARD courtesy of Photoship