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Photographer:Allan RO [View profile]Title:BjorkaasAdded:Jan 17, 2011
Captured:April 08, 1974IMO:5045247Hits:1,791
Location:Avonmouth, Bristol, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Tankers built before 1970
Delivered from Akers Yard, Oslo (#517) to Agdesidens Rederi A/S & Morlands Tankrederi A/S in January 1960.

10,923gt 17,245dwt 167.42 x 20.15m.
B&W : oil : 2SA, 5cyl, 750 x 2000, 5,446kW [Akers]

1977 : converted to a vehicle carrier with a bow door and garage built forward of the bridge and renamed Lionheart. She operated around the Caribbean under the flag of USA and later Costa Rica, until broken up at Brownsville, TX, in March 1985. I would love to see a pic of her as Lionheart!

photo : Avonmouth, 08:04:1974
photo : © Dr. Allan Ryszka-Onions 1974/2011
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nocturne on Aug 02, 2012 10:41 (8 years ago)
Best picture I ever seen of her. Was onboard two trips during the sixties. Know she was converted, but never been
able to find picture of her as Lionheart. Nocturne
jantek on Feb 11, 2011 08:06 (10 years ago)
Send me your Emailadress and I'll send you Lionheart
IACSman on Feb 03, 2011 14:17 (10 years ago)
Nice pic. Also here, as for many Norwegian comapny's, they don't exist anymore.
Guest on Jan 18, 2011 16:18 (10 years ago)
Allan RO on Jan 18, 2011 15:23 (10 years ago)
Hi Bob

Interesting info, I just took the bits from my 1978/79 LR. Sounds a much more complicated animal than Lloyds suggest. May be they simply added the 1500 to 500 and made 2000 !!

Guest on Jan 18, 2011 14:42 (10 years ago)
That main engine was a five-cylinder B&W (Burmeister & Wain) design 5-75VTBF-150/50 built under licence by the shipbuilder. The 150/50 bit represents strokes of 1,500 and 500 m respectively for the bottom and top pistons in each cylinder.
Opposed piston engines were all the rage in the 1940s and 50s (eg Britain's last large marine engine design, the Doxford) but improvements in turbocharger technology rendered them obsolete. Doxford wouldn't accept that fact and went to the wall accordingly, leaving B&W of Denmark (before they were taken over by Germany's MAN) and Sulzer of Switzerland (now owned by Wärtsilä of Finland) to go on to world domination of the slow-speed, two-stroke marine propulsion market. Mitsubishi also pays in this league but have a quite small market share.
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