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"Hercules".
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"Hercules".
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"Hercules", sinking after being bombed by Argentinean Planes, during Falkland War 1982.
( Photo thanks to Giancarlo Baudoino )

The Miramar Ship Index for
HERCULES
IDNo / IMO
7038434
Year
1971
Name
HERCULES
Flag
LBR
Owner
United Carriers Inc
Type
Tanker
Tons
99827
DWT
220117
LOA
322,60
LPP
306,90
Beam
48,20
Dept
25,00
Draft
19,40
Machinery
1ST-15
kW
22380
ShipDesign
VLCC
Builder
Hitachi Zosen
Yard
Sakai
Yard No
4228
Country built
JPN
Keel
10.06.1970
Launch
17.11.1970
Completed
01.02.1971
Subsequent History
Ironically, this ship was hit by two 500pd bombs dropped by an Argention C-130 Hercules transport plane. Neither exploded.
End
1982
Disposal Data
Bombed by aircraft ~ 46.10 S / 49.30 W on 08.06.1982 [ St.Croix-Valdez, ballast ] & Scuttled 27 S / 47 W on 20.07.1982.