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Name: OCTAVIAN
Type: Tanker
Launched: 26/10/1953
Completed: 03/1954
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1787
Dimensions: 20211grt, 11852nrt, 31895dwt, 652.2 x 86.4 x 34.9ft (*);
(1964: 25900grt, 16539nrt, 45691dwt, 722.2 x 86.4 x 41.3ft)
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, Doxford type, 2SA, 5cyl (670 x 2320mm), 11000bhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 14.0knots
Reg Number: n/a
History:
03/1954 A/R Julian (Hilmar Reksten, Fjøsanger), Bergen
1959 Rederi A/S Vespasian, Bergen
1968 Audun Rekstens Rederi A/S, Bergen
1971 Renamed ARABRAVE
1973 Vroulidia Cia Nav SA (A Halcoussis & Co), Piraeus; renamed AMELIO
27/08/1976 Broken up
Comments: 1964: Lengthened & deepened at Kieler Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel
27/08/1976: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up
08/10/1976: Breaking up commenced by Long John Industry Co Ltd
(*) Dimensions: Length Overall, Breadth Extreme & Draught Summer


Above photo as OCTAVIAN, prior to jumboising, is copyright of Dave Edge

Above photo as OCTAVIAN is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as AMELIO is copyright of the City of Vancouver Archives, Walter Frost collection