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Re: STATESMAN (1966)

Post by Bill Harvey » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:15 pm

STATESMAN (1969 - 1973) twin screw tug.
O.N. 359156. 1,167g. 183n. 813d. 211' 2" x 44' 1" x 19' 6½"
Four, 16-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. (216 x 254mm) GM 16-567BC vee type engines by General Motors Corporation, La Grange, Illinois, geared in pairs, to twin controllable pitch propellers. 11,200bhp. 16kts. 90 tons bollard pull.
2.10.1965: Keel laid as ALICE L. MORAN by Kure Zosensho, Kure (Yard No. 106) for Moran International Towing Corp, New York, under Liberian registry.
13.1.1966: Launched.
5.3.1966: Completed.
1968: Transferred to Moran Marine Charters Inc., New York (Liberian registry).
1969: Renamed STATESMAN, for charter to the United Towing Company Ltd., Hull.
21.1.1970: Charterers restyled as United Towing Ltd.
1971: Transferred to Marine Charters Corp, Liberia.
20.2.1973: Purchased by United Towing (Statesman) Ltd., Hull, (United Towing (Ocean Tugs) Ltd., managers) and renamed STATESMAN I. (There was already a cargo vessel STATESMAN under British registry). A 64/64th (100%) mortgage agreement was negotiated at US$ 1,760,000 with Marine Finance Corp, of Monrovia, Liberia.
1977: Renamed STATESMAN.
17.3.1978: Owners restyled as United Towing (Frobisher) Ltd., (same managers).
15.8.1978: Sold Viscount Marine Ltd., Singapore and renamed SALVANGUARD.
1981: Sold to Armco Pacific Financial Services Ltd., Singapore.
1985: Selco (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Singapore, appointed as managers.
1986: Sold to GATX Leasing Corp, (for charter to Wijsmuller Salvage B. V. Ijmuiden), renamed AMSTERDAM and transferred to Vanuatu flag.
1988: Sold to Gulf Development Marine Services Company and transferred to Honduras flag.
1990: Transferred to the Gulf Development Corporation EC (GULFCORP - Abdulla Ahmed Nass Group), Bahrain, retaining Honduras flag.
2004: Still listed by Lloyd’s Register without managers having been added.
2.2009: Still in existence, laid up at Bahrain waiting replacement propellers and associated work to be undertaken.
End 2009: Reported as back in commission.

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Re: STATESMAN (1966)

Post by yorkieman » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:37 pm

New issue of Marine News reports she arrived at Alang for breaking on 20/04/2012.
Not a bad life, 46 years.
George Robinson
Freeman of Eriskay

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