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Name: SAXONGLADE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 03/10/1951
Completed: 07/1952
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 127
Dimensions: 13262grt, 8059nrt, 20452dwt, 556.0 x 75.2 x 30.8ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, DR geared to a single shaft, 8300shp
Engines by: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 174575
History:
07/1952 Imperial Shipping Investment Co Ltd, Hamilton, Bermuda
1956 World Glade Corporation, Monrovia; renamed WORLD GLADE
1971 Southern Atlantic Navigation Corp, Monrovia; renamed LORETTA
04/1978 Broken up
Comments: 1962: Converted to bulk carrier at Palmer's Dry Dock. She had a completely
new cargo section, which was longer, wider & deeper than the original.
The new midbody was constructed by Vickers-Armstrongs as contract 527
1962: 15675grt, 10259nrt, 28086dwt
14/04/1978: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up by Nan Eng Steel Enterprise Co


Above photo as WORLD GLADE copyright of Malcolm Donnelly

Above photo as WORLD GLADE copyright of Michael Neidig

Above photo as WORLD GLADE courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as WORLD GLADE copyright of Albert Weller