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Name: MEDITERRANEAN SHEARWATER
Type: Irradiated Nuclear Fuel Carrier
Launched: 01/07/1981
Completed: 12/1981
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Hebburn Yard
Yard Number: 115
Dimensions: 2485grt, 950nrt, 2486dwt, 80.0 x 12.6 x 5.1(draft) metres
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 4SA, 6cyl (254 x 305mm), 1866bhp
Engines by: Ruston Diesels Ltd, Newton-le-Willows
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 15.0knots
Reg Number: 389534; (IMO: 8010788)
History:
12/1981 Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd (James Fisher & Sons Ltd), Barrow
1994 Renamed EUROPEAN SHEARWATER
20/09/2009 Broken up
Comments: 20/09/2009: Arrived at 's-Gravendeel for breaking up by Scheepssloperij Nederland BV


Above photo as MEDITERRANEAN SHEARWATER copyright of Ken Lubi

Above photo as MEDITERRANEAN SHEARWATER copyright of C Astbury

Above photo as EUROPEAN SHEARWATER copyright of the Webmaster

Above photo as EUROPEAN SHEARWATER copyright of Frans Sanderse