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Sunday, 10 October 2010

PORT TUDY

Ship No 506


The single screw motor tanker PORT TUDY, was the first ship built in the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb to be built to the new European Metric symbol which was replacing the old British Imperial measurement system of Feet and Inches. (It would be some years yet before the Royal Navy would adopt the new metric system)

PORT TUDY was ordered from the French shipping line Soflumar, and named after a Port on the North West Coast of France.

She was 3060 grt, with a length between perpendiculars of 94 metres (approx 310 feet) with a beam of 15.6 metres (approx 51 feet) with a design draught of 8 metres (approx 26 feet)

She was launched from the yard on 25th of January 1970.

PORT TUDY has had a couple of name changes and was last seen as Ocean Challenger working as a crude oil tanker under unknown Nigerian management.

We will have a lot more about PORT TUDY on the new website coming soon.

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