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Name: SOLEN
Type: Tanker
Launched: 30/06/1961
Completed: 11/1961
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend Yard
Yard Number: 1867
Dimensions: 71270dwt, 42162grt, 24922nrt, 776.5 x 112.5 x 57.8ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, DR Geared, 22000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 16.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 302817
History:
11/1961 Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd, London
1970 Shell Co of Australia; registered at Geelong
1976 Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd, London
22/12/1982 Broken up
Comments: 07/1975: Laid-up at Kames Bay
09/1975: Refitted at Marseilles as a production tanker for offshore Zaire
Served off Zaire until the end of 1982
22/12/1982: Broken up at Kaohsiung by Sie Yung Steel Wire Co


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