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Name: SHEAF FIELD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/11/1970
Completed: 03/1971
Builder: Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 37
Dimensions: 15037dwt, 9372grt, 6743nrt, 135.64 x 21.65 x 11.66metres
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, 4cyl (580 x 1850mm), 6000bhp
Engines by: Doxford & Sunderland Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.25knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 337365; IMO 7035341
History:
03/1971 Sheaf Steam Shipping Co Ltd (WA Souter & Co Ltd), Newcastle
1976 Wm Thomson & Co
1979 Ashton Shipping Corp, Greece; renamed MOUNT DIRFYS
1983 Renamed ULTIMA
1985 Efxinos Shipping Co Ltd, Monrovia; renamed FIDELITY
1985 Kirin Shipping Co, Limassol
1988 Unknown owner; renamed IDEL
28/09/1988 Broken up
Comments: 01/1988: Major engine trouble at Durban. Un-economical to repair
Renamed IDEL for voyage to the breakers yard
28/09/1988: Broken up at Chittagong, Bangladesh


Above photo courtesy of George Robinson

Above photo copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo copyright of Chris Howell