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Name: MARICOPA
Type: Tanker
Launched: 27/04/1914
Completed: 05/1914
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 836
Dimensions: 6960grt, 5145nrt, 425.2 x 57.0 x 33.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (28, 46.75 & 76 x 51ins), 665nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1929: 161287)
History:
05/1914 A/S Tankfart (Wilh Wilhelmsen), Tønsberg
1929 Falkland Shipowners Ltd (Bruun & von der Lippe), London
1929 Renamed ANGLO NORSE
20/06/1941 Ministry of War Transport (Chr Salvesen & Co), London
20/06/1941 Renamed EMPIRE NORSE
1946 Falkland Shipowners Ltd, London; renamed ANGLO NORSE
1950 Armement Balenier SA, Port Gentil
1953 Anders Jahre & Co, Sandefjord
1956 Renamed JANINA
18/01/1957 Sank
Comments: 1929: Converted to a whale factory ship
19/08/1941: Damaged in collision with ss LANARK, to Tyne for repairs
31/08/1941: Sank after fire and explosion, whilst under repair on the Tyne
03/09/1941: Raised and repaired
1953: Used as an oil tanker
15/01/1957: Abandoned on fire in 41.43N - 09.30W, NW of Oporto
On a voyage from Odessa to Abo with a cargo of fuel oil
18/01/1957: Sank in position 41.11N - 10.10W


Above photo as MARICOPA

Above photos as ANGLO NORSE

Above photo as EMPIRE NORSE courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as JANINA copyright Bjørgulv E Iversen