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Official No: 301163

NZ coastal service 1967 - 1975

Owners: Anthony Radcliffe S.S. Co. Ltd.
Port of Registry: London

GRT: 13,186
Net: 7,804
Dwt: 20,495
Length overall: 560' 0"
Beam: 72' 0"
Draught: 30' 9.25"

Built: 1960
Builders: J. Boel & Fils, Tamise

Ship Type: Tanker, Bridge amidships, machinery aft.

Engine: Oil 2SA 7Cy. 760 x 1550mm. 9,100bhp by Sulzer.
Service speed: 15.5 knots

July 1967: Arrived at Marsden Point from Singapore after being chartered by NZ Oil companies. Managed by Union Steam Ship Company.
24 Oct 1975: Sailed from Mt. Maunganui for Singapore where she was handed over to new owners Feoso Oil Tanker S.A., Panama and renamed Feoso Sun.
8 Nov 1978: Whilst anchored off Bataan Refinery, Manila Bay for repairs, she exploded and sank leaving her bows high in the air. Thirty people were killed and many others injured. The wreck was sold to a salvage company for eventual scrapping.