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"British Explorer".
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February 5th, 1971.
NEWS SERVICE FOR TANKER
Radio equipment and machinery for print automatically a daily news sheet for the crew of the "British Explorer", 215.000 tons, were lowered aboard by helicopters in the English channel yesterday.
The tanker leaves tomorrow on a two-month voyage to the Persian Gulf and back. The Daily Telegraph is provising the news service.
The photo shows : R.A.F. Wessex Helicopters lowering radio equipment and machinery aboard the "British Explorer" in the English channel yesterday.
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Name: British Explorer
IMO No: 7004677
Built: 03/1970
Type: Tanker
Status: Demolished at Kaoshiung 10/1981
SubType: Crude
Flag: UK
DWT: 219,014
Draft: 24.52
Builder: Mitsubishi HI, Nagasaki, Japan (N1662)
GT: 108,530
LOA: 326.02/310.02
Owner: BP Amoco Shipping
NT: 82,576
Beam: 48.77
Speed/Cons: 15.0/-
Class: LR
Depth: 24.52
Engine Type: Steam turbines 22380 kW
Cubic: -

Ship Report for "BRITISH EXPLORER"
IDNo:
7004677
Year:
1970
Name:
BRITISH EXPLORER
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
16.11.1969
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
03.1970

Tons:
108530
Link:
-
DWT:
215551
Yard No:
1662
Length overall:
326.0
Ship Design:
LPP:
310.0
Country of build:
JPN
Beam:
48.8
Builder:
Mitsubishi
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Nagasaki
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-15

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 27.10.1981 [ By Pao Fuat Steel & Iron Works Co.]

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
339034
7004677
7004677
1970
BRITISH EXPLORER
108530
-
BP Medway Tanker Co., Ltd.