|Photographer:||Bob Scott [View profile]||Title:||MATCO AVON||Added:||Aug 28, 2016|
|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.