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Stanvac Canberra - (1950-1964)
"Stanvac Canberra" was build in 1950 by Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard Inc., Sparrows Point, Md. #4478
10,202 grt, 16,563 dwt. She was scrapped in 1964.
( Photo by Arthur Holden )
( Photo Copyright Greek Shipping Miracle )
( Photo Basil Harris MPVBH Sydney )
"Stanvac Canberra" aground Musi River Sumatra. Small tanker alongside taking on cargo to lighten ship.
To make matters worse a towing wire wrapped itself around propellor.
From The Canberra Times Monday 1 May 1950.
LATEST STANVAC OIL TANKER CALLED CANBERRA
Launched by Mrs. C. K. Gamble, wife of a former managing director of the Vacuum Oil Co. Pty. Ltd, in Australia, the latest
tanker of the Standard-Vacuum Oil Company bears the name Stanvac Canberra. The new tanker will have a deadweight
carrying capacity of 16,500 tons, equivalent to 4,655,000 imperial gallpns. The loaded ship displaces 21,500 tons of water
and draws 30 feet of water fully loaded.
From The Canberra Times Friday 13 October 1950.
STANVAC CANBERRA, NEW TANKER REACHES PORT.
The new tanker "Stanvac Canberra" arriving in Sydney yesterday on its maiden voyage, carrying 110,800 gallons of car
petrol and 318,000 gallons of aviation spirit for the Vacuum Oil Company. All the spirit was obtained from the Palembang
Refinery, in Sumatra, where the company obtains dollar-free petrol.
Additional Information :
The Miramar Ship Index for "STANVAC CANBERRA"
Scrapped at Japan 09.1964.