DOLABELLA - Dunkirk, France       Call sign - FNPO     IMO number - 6613550     Owner - Societe Maritime Shell, France

Location - Anchored off Singapore     Photograph Date - 17 Feb 1976    
Photographer - Unknown (Willem VanMaanen collection)    Added to archive - 10 Feb 2003    Last updated - 14 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid -
  Launched -
  Delivered - 1966

  (a) Dolabella - France

  She sailed as Dolabella for her entire career
  Beached at Kaohsiung, Taiwan on 29 January 1978

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Tanker
  Gross tonnage - 41,506
  Net tonnage - 27,451
  Deadweight tonnage - 73,824
  L.O.A. - 800'2"
  L.B.P. - 760'1"
  Width overall - 115'2"
  Width moulded - 115'0"
  Draught - 42'5"
  Depth - 45'9"

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Chantiers de France
  Country - St. Naviere, France
  Hull number -
  Engine builder - Chantiers de l'Atlantique, France
  Number of engines - 2
  Engine types - Stal-Laval steam turbines
  Horsepower - 16,220 shp
  Speed - 16 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - Bow thruster ? hp

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, managers, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* After a surprisingly short career of only 12 years Dolabella was sold for scrapping by Societe Matirime Shell, France
* 29 January 1978 she was beached at Kaohsiung, Taiwan
* 28 February 1978 workers from An Hsiung Iron & Steel Company began cutting the young ship up for scrap
* Does anyone know why her career was so short??

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society

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