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Stanvac Sydney - (1947-1962)
"Stanvac Sydney", ex. "Valverde'.
( Photo copyright MPVB - Basil Harris )
"Stanvac Sydney" was built in 1944 as "Valverde", by Sun S.B. & D.D. Co., Chester, Pa., Yardnumber # 477.
She became in 1947 "Stanvac Shanghai". Sold in 1962 as "Union Sydney". Scrapped in 1962.
From The Canberra Times, Thursday, June, 1947.
NEW BRITISH TANKER NAMED AFTER SYDNEY
The Stanvac Sydney, one of four modern, oil. tankers, recently added to the British Registry by the Standard
Vacuum Oil Company Marine Department, has made her first visit to Sydney Harbour.
In recognition of the visit, Mr. J.D. Rogers, Director and General Manager for New South Wales of the Vacuum
Oil Company Pty. Ltd., presented the master (Captain A.C. Holden) with a framed photograph of Sydney,
showing the Harbour from the bridge to the heads, and portion of the city. Others present, were the Minister for
Works (Mr. J.J. Cahill, M.L.A.) representing the Premier; and Alderman Becker, representing the Lord Mayor
Built during the war for fast service, the Stanvac Sydney is 15,000 tons, 504 feet, long, and can carry 4,200,000
gallons of fuel. She has a turbo electric drive, and is capable of 16 knots. Both in tonnage and speed this is a
considerable advance on the pre-war tanker.