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Photographer:Schovfinn [View profile]Title:WORLD SPLENDOURAdded:Nov 27, 2018
Photo Category: Tankers built before 1970

Built 1957 by Kockums Mek. Verks. A/B, Malmö # 421 for Merchant Tanker Corp., Monrovia [Stavros S. Niarchos]
GRT 25583

1957 Exploded and burned 20 Aug 1957 in 36.02N-04.49W, voy. Fawley - Mena al Ahmadi, in ballast, sank next day in abt. 36.13N-04.28W

This splendid photo is take under trials by Hammer Photo, Copenhagen.

Sadly!! around 2 months later the vessel was historiy

Infomation concerning vessel's history are thanks to Wm.A. Schell

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davidships on Nov 29, 2018 12:48 (13 days ago)
I have revived the Site-related Forum thread on IMO/Miramar numbers - and taken the liberty of copying over the last two below,16270.0.html

Please do not add further comments on this here.
pieter melissen on Nov 29, 2018 10:12 (13 days ago)
Adenanthos, agreed...
adenanthos on Nov 28, 2018 21:42 (14 days ago)
Who cares about the fact that 5607782 is not an official valid IMO number, we only use this Miramar number in order to group all the photo's together, not everyone will now be aware that there are several nice other pictures of this vessel on the site.
This same discussion was made some time ago on this forum and it was then agreed to allow it this way only for reasons of getting the same photo's of a certain vessel together.
After all "Shipspotting" is not an official Government or Maritime institution.
May be we should add "Miramar" to the IMO/LR entry

Greetings to everyone

pieter melissen on Nov 28, 2018 19:34 (14 days ago)
just for the record, I did not add the "IMO" number, for this ship.
Clive Harvey on Nov 28, 2018 18:13 (14 days ago)
Her forward superstructure is like a work of art.
Fergal Clohessy on Nov 28, 2018 17:01 (14 days ago)
A thing of beauty
Phil English on Nov 28, 2018 17:00 (14 days ago)
Correct Bjorn. This ship never had a 7-digit LR/IMO number
Bjørn Knudsen on Nov 28, 2018 15:40 (14 days ago)
WORLD SPLENDOUR - IMO 5607782 is not a valid IMO number
Notchy on Nov 28, 2018 00:17 (15 days ago)
A reminder of the days when tankers were beautiful, and very, very dangerous!
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