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Name: ORTOIRE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 01/10/1959
Completed: 12/1959
Builder: Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 238
Dimensions: 992grt, 474nrt, 1440dwt, 204.0 x 36.1 x 16.4ft
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, 8cyl (10.5 x 13.5ins)
Engines by: Crossley Brothers Ltd, Manchester
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 191314
History:
10/1959 Shell Trinidad Ltd, Port of Spain
1971 Beacon Shipping Co Ltd, Port of Spain
1974 Halcyon Star Line Ltd, Georgetown, Cayman; renamed HALCYON STAR
1976 United Star Lines Ltd, Georgetown, Cayman; renamed UNITED STAR
1979 Abogados Panamenos Inc, Panama; renamed REY MAR
1986 Scientific Sun SA and Wind Laboratory Ltd, San Lorenzo, Honduras
1986 Renamed SCIENTIFIC KING
No later history known
Comments: 1976: Now classed as a chemical tanker