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
Keel laid -
Delivered - 1966
(a) Dolabella - France
She sailed as Dolabella for her entire career
Beached at Kaohsiung, Taiwan on 29 January 1978
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"
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 -
* 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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