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"London Lion", during construction at Swan Hunter, Wallsend.
( Photo by ?? )
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"London Lion" at Wallsend, UK, February 1972.
( Photo by N. Dunn )
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"London Lion".
( Photo by Lulian Lelliott )
  London Lion
"London Lion" at Cape Town.
( Photo Copyright Kevin S. Weir )
Kevin S. Weir wrote to me :
London Lion: 1974/1975. Her crankshaft broke, so she was in Cape Town for a very long time while a new one
was forged and then installed. As far as I can remember, her crankshaft broke again in the Mozambique Channel,
so I guess the main bearings were misaligned. I think she was then towed to Durban for repairs.
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"London Lion" at Cape Town.
( Photo Copyright Kevin S. Weir )

Original Name
London Lion
Type
VLCC
Delivered
1-10-72
IMO No
7208120
Builder & Yard
Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd., Wallsend, Great Brittan
Yard No
W29
Engine
Steam
KW
23872
GRT
125918
NTR
100058
DWT
256387
LOA
345,50
LBP
330,72
Beam
51,90
Draft
20,07
Depth
25,61
Other names and history
1978 Tropical Lion
1994 converted to FSO tanker
1994 Liwa, FPSO
1999 Scrapped at Gadani Beach
Scrapped
01-03-1999

The Miramar Ship Index for "LONDON LION"
IDNo:
7208120
Year:
1972
Name:
LONDON LION
Keel:
27.03.1971
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
17.03.1972
Flag:
GBR
Date of completion:
12.10.1972

Tons:
125916
Link:
-
DWT:
256387
Yard No:
29
Length overall:
345.5
Ship Design:
LPP:
330.7
Country of build:
GBR
Beam:
51.9
Builder:
Swan Hunter
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Wallsend
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-15.5

Subsequent History:
1978 TROPICAL LION -
[ about 1994 converted to FSO tanker ] -
1994 LIWA

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Gadani Beach 18.02.1999, work began 01.03.1999.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
358603
7208120
7208120
1972
LONDON LION
125916
Anglomar Sg Co Ltd.
7208120
7208120
1972
TROPICAL LION
125916
1978
Anglomar Sg Co SA
7208120
7208120
1972
TROPICAL LION
125916
1993
Tropical United Sg Corp.
7208120
7208120
1972
LIWA
122960
1994
Abu Dhabi National Tanker Co.