This tanker was 589 feet long, 70 feet wide at its beam, 30 feet deep in its draught and 11,74 tons gross tonnage.18,000 dwt. Built in November 1951 by Eriksberg Motor Vessels at Gottenburg, Sweden for Hjalmar Bjorge of Norway, it was named the "Storheim" and was later purchased by RW Miller & Company in Japan in November 1964.
Under Commonwealth Government approval, this tanker was purchased in Japan to enter the petroleum transport trade in opposition to overseas interests. This vessel had long and extensive modifications at Singapore shipyards to upgrade the ship's facilities to meet Australian seamen's standards. Renamed the RW Miller, it had a crew of 39 seamen including the officers. Her Official Number Became 317444 Registered as no 34 in 1964 at Sydney Australia.
In mid 1973 the RW Miller was sold by RW Miller & Company to the Independent Shipping Company of Singapore. The RW Miller was renamed the Cherry Victor and finally arrived in April 1979 to be scrapped by Gi Yuen Steel Company at Kaohsiung.
Thanks once again for the detail from David Edge and John Shaw.
IMO 5341693 , Dead.
Ship Type : Crude Oil Product Tanker.
Dim : Loa / Lpp x Beam - 170.5 / 160.4 x 21.3 mtr,
Built in 1951 by Eriksberg Mekaniska Versted AB Gothenburg Sweden as " STORHEIM " for A/S Tank ( Hjalmar Bjørge Rederi A/S Oslo as manager ) Oslo Norway ) Oslo Norway.
1964 Sold to Hong Kong Tanker & Traders Ltd Sidney Australia,renamed " R.W.MILLER " Hong Kong Register.
1973 Sold to Independent Shipping Co. (PTE) Ltd ( Hans Petter Røed Rederi A/S Tønsberg Norway as manager ) Singapore, " CHERRY VICTOR ".
1979/04 BU Kaohsiung Taiwan.