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Name: OLYNTHUS
Type: Naval Replenishment Tanker
Launched: 10/07/1964
Completed: 06/1965
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 755
Dimensions: 22350dwt, 18604grt, 9392nrt, 648.0 x 84.2 x 34.0ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, 26500shp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie (Engineering) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 21.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 307787
History:
06/1965 The Admiralty
1967 Renamed OLWEN
2001 Unknown owners; renamed KEA
21/07/2001 Broken up
Comments: 1967: Name changed to avoid confusion with submarine OLYMPUS
2001: Sold & renamed for the delivery voyage to the shipbreakers
21/07/2001: Broken up at Alang by Shree Sai Baba Shipbreakers


Above: OLYNTHUS being undocked at Hebburn 18/05/1965. Photo copyright of Brian Hargreaves

Above photo as OLWEN copyright of Jorgen Lonn

Above photo as OLWEN copyright of the Webmaster

Above photo as OLWEN copyright of the Webmaster

Above photo as OLWEN courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as KEA courtesy of Paul Strathdee