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Stanvac Sumatra - (1949-1962)
 
"Stanvac Sumatra" was build in 1949 by Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard Inc., Sparrows Point, Md. #4476.
10,201 grt, 16,563 dwt. She was scrapped in 1962, after broken in two.
The tanker was built a few years later than other customary T-3-series tankers, she appears to have been a direct
sistership to the (f.e.) PURE OIL, was built on the same yard (Bethlehem Steel), had the same machinery
equipment and basically exactly identical measurements (length, beam etc.).
She was originally built for her owners and never changed her name.
( Photo copyright MPBH Sydney )
 
"Stanvac Sumatra".
( Photo Copyright Greek Shipping Miracle )
 
"Stanvac Sumatra" in 1950, photo taken from the Eastern walkway of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
( Photo copyright Basil Harris - MPBH Sydney )
 
"Stanvac Sumatra" broken in two, rescue operating is going on. The Danish ship "Captain T. Basse" was
the first one on the scene. It happened on 1/1/1962. The forepart of the "Stanvac Sumatra" was drifted away.
Photo taken by Oscar, electrician on the "Captain T. Basse". The crew was sailed to Manilla.
 
"Stanvac Sumatra" broken in two, rescue operating is going on.
( Photo South China Morning Post, Hong Kong )
 
After part "Stanvac Sumatra" is being towed by legendary Hong Kong steampowered (!) salvage
tug "TAI KOO" and was finally towed to Singapore, where the still remaining oil cargo was
discharged.
( Photo South China Morning Post, Hong Kong )
 
Laying at her last resting place in Singapore, the "Stanvac Sumatra" still held thousands of gallons
of oil in her tanks. The afterpart was scrapped after discharging the remaining cargo in Singapore.
( Photo South China Morning Post, Hong Kong )

The Miramar Ship Index for "STANVAC SUMATRA"
IDNo:
5602020
Year:
1949
Name:
STANVAC SUMATRA
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
30.06.1949
Flag:
PAN
Date of completion:
09.1949

Tons:
10201
Link:
-
DWT:
16563
Yard No:
4476
Length overall:
153.0
Ship Design:
LPP:
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:
Broke in two 9.05 N / 109.55 E on 27.01.1962 salvaged to & scrapped in two parts at Singapore.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
5602020
1949
STANVAC SUMATRA
10201
-
A-C Tankers Co Inc.

Vessel Name:
STANVAC SUMATRA
Vessel ID:
500116317
Tonnage:
10,201 gross
Owner:
STANDARD VACUUM TRANSPORTATION CO. LTD.
Built:
1949
Engine:
Turbo-electric
Date of Fate:
1/1962
Type of Fate:
BROKE IN TWO
Abstract:
Visited Auckland 7 times between 28 Jun 1950 and 16 Jul 1961 (not all visits may be recorded in this database).