TYNE BUILT SHIPS
  A history of Tyne shipbuilders and the ships that they built

Home

Shipbuilders

Ships

River Views

About

Copyright


Select

Ship Name

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

XYZ



Name: VOLO
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/07/1946
Completed: 12/1946
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1830
Dimensions: 1797grt, 712nrt, 2117dwt, 296.9 x 42.2 x 15.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (19.5, 32 & 54 x 36ins) + LP turbine, 430nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 181284
History:
12/1946 Ellerman's Wilson Line Ltd, Hull
1969 Maltese National Lines Ltd, Valletta; renamed AVOLOS
1974 Sea Malta Co Ltd, Valletta; renamed MDINA
08/1979 Broken up
Comments: 1960: Serious fire at Oslo. Subsequently repaired
08/1979: Broken up at Augusta by Attilio Tringali


Above photos as VOLO courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as AVOLOS copyright of L Emmanuel

Above photo as MDINA copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as MDINA copyright of Ron Hutchins