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British Pioneer (1)

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Name: British Pioneer
IMO No: 7102807
Built: 6/1971
Type: Tanker
Status: Transferred in 1976 to Irano-British Ship Service Co. Ltd., UK N/R
Sold in 1981 to Tishpion Navigation Ltd., Greece & renamed TISHPION
Sold in 1982 to Cerrahogullari Umumi Nakliyet Vapurculuk ve Ticaret AS.,
Turkey & renamed M. CEYHAN Vessel heavily damaged aft 12-7-85 after
being struck by a missile strike fired by Iraqi aircraft 100 Miles South of Kharg Island.
Later towed to Sirri Island to unload her  cargo of Crude Oil where she was later
examined and declared a constructive total loss.
Broken-up Taiwan 1986.
SubType: Crude
Flag: GBR
DWT: 226,137
Draft: 19.65
Builder: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Chiba Works (847)
GT: 112,742
LOA: 324.21/309.99
Owner: BP Tanker Co., Ltd., UK
NT: 82,995
Beam: 48.82
Speed/Cons: 16.00/-
Class: LR
Depth: 31.25
Engine Type: Kawasaki Steam turbines, 22380 kW
Cubic: -

Ship Report for "BRITISH PIONEER"
IDNo:
7102807
Year:
1971
Name:
BRITISH PIONEER
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
09.03.1971
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
06.1971

Tons:
112742
Link:
-
DWT:
226145
Yard No:
847
Length overall:
324.2
Ship Design:
LPP:
310.0
Country of build:
JPN
Beam:
48.8
Builder:
Mitsui
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Chiba
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-16

Subsequent History:
1981 TISH PION - 1982 M.CEYHAN

Disposal Data:
Struck by a missile strike 27.46 N / 51.11 E on 12.07.1985. [ Voyage Kharg Island-Sirri Island, crude oil ]
& scrapped at Kaohsiung 07.02.1986

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
341429
7102807
7102807
1971
BRITISH PIONEER
112742
BP Medway Tanker Co Ltd.
7102807
7102807
1971
TISH PION
112742
1981
Tishpion Nav Ltd.
7102807
7102807
1971
M.CEYHAN
112742
1982
Cerrahogullari Umumi Nakliyat Vapurculuk ve Ticaret AS