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Name: ZAPHON
Type: Tanker
Launched: 31/10/1956
Completed: 04/1957
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1857
Dimensions: 24802grt, 12723nrt, 38735dwt, 700.0 x 89.3 x 36.5ft;
(1966: 39470grt, 69261dwt, 842.0 x 105.0ft)
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, 16500shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 187547
History:
04/1957 Tanker Finance Ltd, London
1976 Shell Tankers (UK)Ltd, London
07/02/1976 Broken up
Comments: 1966: New longer, wider forebody added & accommodation block moved to aft
07/02/1976: Arrived at Santander for breaking by Recuperaciones Submarinas


Above photo shows ZAPHON before jumboising. Photo courtesy of Photoship

Above 2 photos show ZAPHON after jumboising. Photos copyright of AirFotos