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Photographer:Bob Scott [View profile]Title:MATCO AVONAdded:Aug 28, 2016
Photo Category: Storm Pictures
North Sea crude oil shuttle tanker; 43,961 grt; 78,943 dwt.
Operator: Mobil Shipping Co Ltd, London. Flag: British.
Built: 1964 by Bremer Vulkan AG, Bremen-Vegesack, Germany. Yard no 914.
Machinery: two Bremer Vulkan steam turbines of 18,000 shp (total). Speed: 16.25 knots.
Built as MOBIL VALIANT (British flag).
1975-converted to become the pioneer North Sea shuttle tanker MATCO AVON, for loading from the SBM in the Beryl oilfield.
1993-renamed AVON for last voyage, to breakers at Gadani Beach, arriving 13/1/1994.
Photographed in 1982 heading for the Mobil refinery at Coryton, in the Thames Estuary.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Matco Avon (Until 1993 Jul)
- Mobil Valiant (Until 1975)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tanker
Gross tonnage:43,622 tons
Summer DWT:78,943 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1964
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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