TEXACO COPENHAGEN - London, England       Call sign - GOPG     IMO number - 7043403     Owner - Texaco Overseas Tankship Ltd., England

Location - Photographed while she was underway likely at South Africa     Photograph Date - Unknown    
Photographer - Unknown - (Willem VanMaanen's collection     Added to archive - 18 Feb 2003     Last updated - 18 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid -
  Launched - November 1970
  Delivered - January 1971

  (a) Texaco Copenhagen - England (1979)
  (b) Sipca Dammam - Saudi Arabia

  Scrapped at Ulsan, South Korea in 1983
  Scrap price - $106.00/ldt or $3,890,000 (US)

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Crude oil tanker
  Gross tonnage - 125,424
  Net tonnage - 98,514
  Deadweight tonnage - 253,300
  L.O.A. - 343.85 meters (1128'1")
  L.B.P. - 330.72 meters (1085'0")
  Width overall - 51.87 meters (170'2")
  Width moulded - 51.82 meters (170'0")
  Draught - 20.12 meters (66'0")
  Depth - 25.61 meters (84'4")

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Odense Staalskibs A/S
  Country - Linde, Denmark
  Hull number - 35
  Engine builder - Stal-Laval Turbine Company - Finspong, Denmark
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - Stal-Laval oil fired steam engine
  Horsepower - 32,000 shp (23,538 kW)
  Speed - 15.5 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - unknown

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

* Her owners from 1971 until 1979 were Texaco Overseas Tankships Ltd., London, England
* In 1979 she was sold to Saudi International Petroleum Carriers Ltd., Saudia Arabia and renamed Sipca Damman
* Early in 1983 after only a few years of trading as Sipca Damman they sold the 12 year old ship for scrapping in South Korea
* 5 April 1983 she arrived at Ulsan, South Korea and presumably anchored near the scrapyard
* 9 April 1983 Sipca Damman was delivered to Hyundai Precision & Industry Company's scrap yard at Ulsan
* 26 July 1983 - work on dismantling the young hull began
* It is possible that the cost of operating her steam turbine engine was a part of the reason she was sold for scrapping at such a young age

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