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MT Abadan
Career
Name:
  • Empire Anglesey (1945-46)
  • Abadan (1946-61)
  • Renee J (1961-69)
Owner:
  • Ministry of War Transport (1945-46)
  • A/S Tankskib Rederiet, Copenhagen, Denmark (1946-61)
  • Celtic Coasters Ltd, Ireland (1961-69)
  • Operator:
  • Owner operated except:-
  • C Rowbotham & Sons (1945-46)
  • K V Tersling (1946-61)
  • Port of registry:
  • United Kingdom Goole (1945-46)
  • Denmark Copenhagen (1946-61)
  • Republic of Ireland Dublin (1961-69)
  • Builder: J Harker Ltd, Knottingley
    Yard number: 169
    Launched: 16 June 1945
    Completed: October 1945
    Out of service: March 1969
    Identification:
    • UK Official Number 180993 (1945-46)
    • Code letters GKGX (1945-46)
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    Fate: Scrapped in Cork, March 1969
    General characteristics
    Tonnage: 288 GRT
    Length: 136 ft 4 in (41.55 m)
    Beam: 21 ft 5 in (6.53 m)
    Draught: 8 ft 5 in (2.57 m)
    Propulsion: 1 x 6-cylinder 2SCSA diesel engine (Crossley Ltd, Manchester)

    Abadan was a 288-ton coastal tanker which was built as Empire Anglesey in 1945. She was renamed Abadan in 1946 and Renee J in 1961. She served until 1969 when she was scrapped in Cork

    History

    Empire Anglesey was built by J Harker Ltd, Knottingley[1] as yard number 169. She was launched on 16 June 1945 and completed in October 1945.[2] Empire Anglesey was built for the Ministry of War Transport and operated under the management of the C Rowbotham & Sons. She was homeported in Goole.[1] she was powered by a 6-cylinder 2-stroke Single Cycle Single Action diesel engine made by Crossley Ltd, Manchester.[3]

    Empire Anglesey was sold to A/S Tankskibsrederiet, Copenhagen, Denmark in 1946 and renamed Abadan. She operated under the management of K V Tersling and spent some time chartered to Rederi AB Reut, Kungsbacka, Sweden.[3]

    In 1961, Abadan was sold to Celtic Coasters Ltd, Dublin, Ireland and renamed Renee J. She served with them for eight years. She was scrapped in Cork in March 1969.[3]

    Official number and code letters

    Official Numbers were a forerunner to IMO Numbers.

    Empire Anglesey had the UK Official Number 180993 and used the Code Letters GKGX.[1]

    References

    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "LLOYD'S REGISTER, NAVIRES A VAPEUR ET A MOTUERS DE MOINS DE 300 tx., CHALUTIERS &c.". Plimsoll Ship Data. https://plimsoll.southampton.gov.uk/shipdata/pdfs/45/45b0611.pdf. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
    2. "1180382". Miramar Ship Index. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz. Retrieved 29 December 2008.  (subscription required)
    3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "M/T EMPIRE ANGLESEY." (in Swedish). Fakta om Fartyg. http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/empire_anglesey_1945.htm. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 

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