GAS-Carriers > 75,000 CBM
GAS-Carriers A-K > 75,000 CBM ( Part - 1 )
El Paso Columbia
See also : "El Paso Columbia" in B&W &  Information on the "El Paso Columbia"  ( Text in German ! )

See also : Information sheet "El Paso Columbia" ( PDF - File)  ( Text in German ! )

A closer look at "El Paso Columbia" and "El Paso Cove Point" at Avondale Shipyard.
Photographed in 1977.
( Photo Copyright © Karsten Petersen )
A very expensive trio of advanced gastankers under construction.
From left to right: "El Paso Columbia", - "El Paso Cove Point" and the stern section
of "El Paso Savannah".
( Photo Copyright © Karsten Petersen )
"El Paso Columbia", delivery refused because of construction faults, stranded in tow 17.12.1981
& laid up in the James River until sold for BU in 1986] - 1983 Name changed into "Columbia".
Seen here in tow of the tug "Simoon" of the ITC. Delivered and sold for BU in Taiwan 1986.
She never sailed or had a cargo, she didn't have a IMO-number !
She was floating on air in her Gargo tanks, because a lot of her bottom was gone.
( Photo thanks to Kees de Ru )
 
Site where the "El Paso Columbia" stranded.
( Special thanks to Hans Meyer )
 
Drawing of the "El Paso Columbia".
( Special thanks to Hans Meyer )

The Miramar Ship Index for "EL PASO COLUMBIA"
IDNo:
16109
Year:
1979
Name:
EL PASO COLUMBIA
Keel:
Type:
Tanker (LNG)
Launch Date:
09.12.1975
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
NO

DWT:
Yard No:
2266
Length overall:
283.9
Ship Design:
LG9-S-107a
LPP:
270.4
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
42.8
Builder:
Avondale
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Avondale
Number ofscrews/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-14.5

Subsequent History:
[ Delivery refused because of construction faults, stranded in tow 17.12.1981 &
laid up in the James River until sold for BU in 1986 ] -
1983 COLUMBIA

Disposal Data:
Sold for scrap to Taiwan 1986.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Name change
Registered Owner
-
16109
1979
EL PASO COLUMBIA
72700
-
None