Coastal tanker 'Maurea' arriving Auckland c. 1960's
Built: 1952 Smith's Dock, South Bank
Owners: Shell Oil(NZ) Ltd
1952: Built as 'Fragum' for Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co (Shell)
1976: Broken up Hong Kong
Arrived on the NZ coast in 1964 as the first tanker to be used for bulk bitumen carriage, distributing from the Marsden Point Refinery to processing plants around the coast.
Heading up Otago Harbour
Built: 1952 Smith's Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees
Shell Oil Tanker
First registered 1956
12,183 tonnes gross
2 x Steam turbines with single screw
Giving 15 knots.
Disapeared from Lloyds register in 1976 and probably sold for disposal
This is from a 1950s Shell recruiting brochure and shows a typical tanker of the time as a centrespread.
Originally posted in halves as too big for my scanner and marvellously joined by Ron.Thanks indeed.