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Name: M O B 8
Type: Tanker
Launched: 1945
Completed: 1945
Builder: Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 22
Dimensions: 180dwt, 136grt, 49nrt, 104.0 x 19.7 x 7.2ft
Engines: C2cyl (10 & 20 x 15ins)
Engines by: A Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 185895
History:
1945 Royal Army Service Corps
13/12/1951 Poundís Shipowners & Shipbreakers Ltd, Portsmouth
11/1952 FT Everard & Sons Ltd, London; renamed APEXITY
01/1959 Everard Shipping Co Ltd, London
04/1964 WGS Crouch & Sons Ltd, Greenhithe
1965 Renamed WILLIAM SPEARING
1974 C Crawley Ltd, Gravesend; renamed AQUASEAL
1975 Broken up
Comments: Ordered by the Admiralty & built as a Military Oil Barge hence MOB
05/05/1944: Order transferred to Royal Army Service Corps
1969: Re-engined with a 6cyl 2SA ĎDí type oil engine by
Newbury Diesel Co Ltd.
1975: Engine removed & the hull broken up at Sittingbourne by Liguria Maritime Ltd
01/08/1978: Breaking up commenced


Photo as MOB 8 copyright of David Habesch

Photo as APEXITY courtesy of Paul Strathdee