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Vacuum Pioneer - (1953-1970)
"Vacuum Pioneer" was build in 1953 for Vacuum Oil Co. Ltd., London.
"Vacuum Pioneer" 53/1650, steam engines, by Grangemouth Dockyard for the Vacuum Oil co., later Mobil Oil
and managed by Stephenson Clarke. 261ft. x 40ft. Collided with "WORTHING" off Haisborough
on 13/10/70 and not worth repairing, delivered to breakers at Blyth on 24/10/70.

The last British steam powered coastal tanker to be built, "Vacuum Pioneer".
Completed 1953 for the Vacuum Oil Company (later Mobil Oil).
Dimensions 245 x 40 x 16. Collided with the collier "Worthing" off Haiseborough Sands, 13 November 1970.
Declared a total loss and broken up at Blyth, Northumberland.
 
"Vacuum Pioneer".
"Vacuum Pioneer".
 
"Vacuum Pioneer".
 
"Vacuum Pioneer".
 
"Vacuum Pioneer".
 
"Vacuum Pioneer".
"Vacuum Pioneer", the freighter "Wayfarer" appears on L.H. edge of photo.
 
"Vacuum Pioneer".
 
"Vacuum Pioneer".

The Miramar Ship Index for "VACUUM PIONEER"
IDNo:
5375254
Year:
1953
Name:
VACUUM PIONEER
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
18.12.1952
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
07.1953

Tons:
1650
Link:
-
DWT:
1740
Yard No:
505
Length overall:
79.5
Ship Design:
LPP:
74.7
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
12.3
Builder:
Grangemouth DY
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Grangemouth
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1T-11

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
collision off Haisborough 13.10.70 & BU Blyth 24.10.70 [Hughes Bolckow Ltd]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
185928
5375254
1953
VACUUM PIONEER
1650
Vacuum Oil Co Ltd.
185928
5375254
5375254
1953
VACUUM PIONEER
1650
1956
Mobil Oil Co Ltd.