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Mobil Comet

Mobil Comet

Tankers Navigation, Panama,
1950, 17958 gross.

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Converted to a bulk carrier in 1966.Strengthened for heavy cargoes with six holds and eleven hatches. Became ZORINA in 1972. Broken up in 1978.
ex. Mobil Comet 1962, ex. Sovac Comet 1955, Mobil Eagle 1962, ex. World Merchant 1965.

Built 1950, Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, Chester, Pennsylvania, powered by De Laval turbine developing 12,500HP. On bareboat charter as Sovac Comet to Mobil for 15 years from her owners Tankers Navigation Company.

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My first ship joined Palermo dry dock September 1962, 1 month in dock yard, burst a boiler tube on seatrials and back into Palermo and got my first taste of balling tubes. 8 hours in the steam drum not what I expected, but I enjoyed the next 7 months.
 

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