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Olympic Honour

The "Olympic Honour"anchored off Mina, presumably doing her paperwork.

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Dave, a nice looking ship of which I have only the barest details. Built in 1954, 31,712 DWT, LOA 663', Breadth 87', Steam Turbine driven, 16½ knots. She's listed as part of the Onassis fleet in 1966 and has vanished by 1967. I would love to have more details if anyone knows them.
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Alastair
 

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torretta, many thanks for the information, much appreciated. I hope there were no casualities amongst her crew.
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Alastair
 

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Can only add that she was French built by Atel. & Chant. de Dunkerque & Bordeaux (France Gironde) Dunkirk. Strange how every Onassis vessel listed in my Tanker Directory (1965) was registered to a different Company.
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John.
 

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Still true in 1979 John, every ship has it's own separate company which owned it. Something to do with taxation no doubt. Thanks for the builder information, it's starting to come together now.
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Alastair
 

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Colin, thanks for the info, I must see what I can find out about her. Knowing where she was built will help for sure.
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I hadn't realised she became a casualty but armed with torretta's information found the following:- 0807, 2 April 1966 explosion and fire in engine room while undergoing maintenance work at Marseilles. Four hours later there was a further explosion. Seven people died and 31 were injured. CTL, towed to La Spezia 14 months later, for'ad and after bodies broken up, cargo tank section converted into a derrick barge.
 

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Thanks Dave, that's a pretty tragic story. 1966 seems to have been a bad year for tankers, try Googling with tankers & 1966 and you'll see what I mean.
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Alastair
 

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