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Name: TOWER VENTURE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/07/1968
Completed: 01/08/1968
Builder: Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 301
Dimensions: 200grt, 162nrt, 428dwt, 137.5 x 25.4 x 8.9ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SA, 8cyl (6.5 x 7.25in), 340bhp
Engines by: Rolls Royce Ltd, Shrewsbury
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 335883
History:
08/1968 Tower Shipping Ltd, London
1979 T, A & G Palmer & B & R Sully, Rochester; renamed SUBRO VEGA
1989 Claymorr Shipping Ltd, St Johnís, Newfoundland
1989 Renamed CLAYMORR TRANSPORT
1994 Blue Star International Trading Inc, Belize
1994 Renamed ESMERALDAS EXPRESS
20/12/1994 Sank
Comments: 20/12/1994: Sank 100 miles south of Panama in position 07.01N Ė 79.28W
after sailing from Esmeraldas in Equador


Above photo as TOWER VENTURE copyright of the Wallsend News, courtesy of John Dobson

Above photo as TOWER VENTURE copyright of Charlie Hill

Above photo as SUBRO VEGA copyright of B.Th. Gernaat