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Standard-Vacuum Transportation Co., Ltd.
Stanvac Canberra - (1950-1964)
 
"Stanvac Canberra" was build in 1950 by Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard Inc., Sparrows Point, Md. #4478
10,202 grt, 16,563 dwt. She was scrapped in 1964.
( Photo by Arthur Holden )
 
"Stanvac Canberra".
( Photo Copyright Greek Shipping Miracle )
 
"Stanvac Canberra".
 
"Stanvac Canberra".
( Photo Basil Harris MPVBH Sydney )
 
"Stanvac Canberra".
 
"Stanvac Canberra" aground Musi River Sumatra. Small tanker alongside taking on cargo to lighten ship.
To make matters worse a towing wire wrapped itself around propellor.

From The Canberra Times Monday 1 May 1950.

LATEST STANVAC OIL TANKER CALLED CANBERRA
Launched by Mrs. C. K. Gamble, wife of a former managing director of the Vacuum Oil Co. Pty. Ltd, in Australia, the latest
tanker of the Standard-Vacuum Oil Company bears the name Stanvac Canberra. The new tanker will have a deadweight
carrying capacity of 16,500 tons, equivalent to 4,655,000 imperial gallpns. The loaded ship displaces 21,500 tons of water
and draws 30 feet of water fully loaded.

From The Canberra Times Friday 13 October 1950.

STANVAC CANBERRA, NEW TANKER REACHES  PORT.

The new tanker "Stanvac Canberra" arriving in Sydney yesterday on its maiden voyage, carrying 110,800 gallons of car
petrol and 318,000 gallons of aviation spirit for the Vacuum Oil Company. All the spirit was obtained from the Palembang
Refinery, in Sumatra, where the company obtains dollar-free petrol.

Additional Information :
The Miramar Ship Index for "STANVAC CANBERRA"
IDNo:
5533830
Year:
1950
Name:
STANVAC CANBERRA
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
25.04.1950
Flag:
PAN
Date of completion:
07.1950

Tons:
10201
Link:
-
DWT:
16563
Yard No:
4478
Length overall:
152.9
Ship Design:
LPP:
148.7
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.8
Builder:
Bethlehem
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Sparrow's Point
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-15

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Japan 09.1964.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
533830
5533830
1950
STANVAC CANBERRA
10201
-
A-C Tankers Co.

Vessel Name:
STANVAC CANBERRA
Vessel ID:
500116298
Vessel Type:
Steamship
Tonnage:
10,202 gross
Owner:
STANDARD VACUUM TRANSPORTATION CO. LTD.
Built:
1950
Engine:
Steamship
Date of Fate:
1964
Type of Fate:
Broken up
Abstract:
Visited Auckland 3 times between 26 May 1951 and 20 Jun 1960 (not all visits may be recorded in this database).