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Name: MONAGAS
Type: Tanker
Launched: 12/08/1927
Completed: 09/1927
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 973
Dimensions: 2649grt, 1511nrt, 305.3 x 50.2 x 16.3ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (13.5, 23 & 37 x 27ins), 210nhp
Engines by: Richardsons, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
09/1927 Venezuelan Gulf Oil Co, Maracaibo
1937 Mene Grande Oil Co CA, Maracaibo
16/02/1942 Stranded
Comments: 16/02/1942: Stranded 4 miles north of Punta Espada Guajira and broke her
back after being torpedoed by U-Boat U502 in the Gulf of Venezuela,
12.03N 70.25W, on a voyage from Maracaibo to Aruba with crude oil