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Name: PACIFIC CRANE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 17/03/1980
Completed: 08/1980
Builder: Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 110
Dimensions: 3804dwt, 4555grt, 2192nrt, 103.00 x 16.08 x 6.02metres
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 4SA, 8cyl (317 x 368mm), 4079bhp
Engines by: Ruston Diesels Ltd, Newton-le-Willows
Propulsion: 2 x Screw, 13.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: (IMO: 7902362)
History:
08/1980 British Nuclear Fuels Ltd, (James Fisher & Sons Plc, managers)
1992 Renamed AKATSUKI MARU
1993 Renamed PACIFIC CRANE
09/2004 Broken up
Comments: Purpose built irradiated nuclear fuel carrier
09/2004: Broken up at s'Gravendeel, The Netherlands


Above photo copyright of Ken Lubi

Above photo courtesy of John Bage

Above photo copyright of Frans Sanderse

At the scrap yard. Above photo copyright of Frans Sanderse