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Name: YORKSHIRE
Type: Tanker
Launched: 01/10/1974
Completed: 06/1975
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Walker Yard (Aft Section); Hebburn Dock (Fore Section)
Yard Number: 65
Dimensions: 112744dwt, 60814grt, 45100nrt, 250.02 x 40.71 x 20.05metres
Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, Sulzer type, 8cyl (900 x 1550mm), 23200bhp
Engines by: Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Whiteinch, Glasgow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: (IMO: 7341403)
History:
06/1975 Bibby Bulk Carriers Ltd (Bibby Bros & Co), Liverpool
1986 Renamed YORK MARINE
1989 Lamelosa Shipping Ltd, Limassol; renamed MARTONTREE
28/08/1993 Broken up
Comments: The fore peak & No 1 tank were built at Hebburn Dock and was the first
production from the newly established Hebburn Dock complex. This was
done to allow the new facility to progressively build up production.
The fore section was ballasted in the empty dock and the dock flooded.
On 18/10/1974 the aft section was then ballasted to a level trim and
brought into the dock for lining up. After emptying the dock the two parts
were welded together. The complete hull was then taken back to Walker
Yard for completion of outfitting.
1986: Chartered to American Petroship & renamed
1988: Attacked at Sharjah by Iranian warships and set on fire
28/08/1993: Broken up at Alang


Above photo is copyright of The Evening Chronical

Above photo is copyright of Derrick Cragg

Above photo is copyright of Derrick Cragg

Above photo, dated 01/05/1975, is copyright of Ron Mapplebeck

Above photo as YORKSHIRE copyright of Paul Strathdee

Above photo as YORKSHIRE copyright of Ken Lubi

Above photo as YORKSHIRE courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as YORKSHIRE, dated 19/01/1978 at Philadelphia, is courtesy of Malcolm Cranfield