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Name: M O B 9
Type: Tanker
Launched: 1945
Completed: 03/06/1945
Builder: Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 23
Dimensions: 180dwt, 136grt, 49nrt, 104.0 x 19.7 x 7.2ft
Engines: C2cyl (10 & 20 x 15ins); (1969: oil engine, 2SA, ĎDí type, 6cyl)
Engines by: A Hall & Co, Aberdeen; (1969: Newbury Diesel Co Ltd, Newbury)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 185896
History:
03/06/1945 Royal Army Service Corps
13/12/1951 Poundís Shipowners & Shipbreakers Ltd, Portsmouth
11/1952 FT Everard & Sons Ltd, London; renamed ATTUNITY
01/1959 Everard Shipping Co Ltd, London
05/1966 WGS Crouch & Sons Ltd, Greenhithe
1967 Renamed ERNIE SPEARING
1974 Dundee Harbour Trust; renamed ABERCRAIG
1985 G Beazley (Maritime Services) Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees
1985 N Keedy & Sons Ltd, Cleadon, Sunderland
1987 Tyne Water Boats Ltd, Cleadon, Sunderland
2002 M Devlin, Jarrow
???? Broken up
Comments: Ordered by the Admiralty & built as a Military Oil Barge hence MOB
11/01/1944: Order transferred to Royal Army Service Corps
1969: Re-engined
30/12/2004: Left the Tyne under tow. Destination unknown.
Presumed broken up


Above photo as ATTUNITY courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as ABERCRAIG is copyright of Graeme Turner

Above photo as ABERCRAIG, dated 17/04/1988, is copyright of Mike Ridgard

Above photo as ABERCRAIG, dated 17/04/1988, is copyright of Mike Ridgard

Above photo as ABERCRAIG, dated 27/03/1998, is copyright of Michael Green