February 5th, 2010

MV Oakworth

Ident No 7207657
Length 181
LBP 172.4
Beam 25.8
Tons 20,059
DWT 33,880
Draft 11.2
TPC 40.4

Another bulk carrier built by Cammell Laird (Birkenhead yard) for the Watergate Steam Ship Co Ltd, the Motor Vessel Oakworth was launched 16th March 1972 and completed in June 1972 joining its sister ship the Letchworth.

Engine Doxford J Type 76J6
760mm bore, 2380mm combined stroke, 15000 IHP (metric)
Boiler Spanner Swirlyflo, 100psi oil fired and composite
Fuel capacity 2049.5 tonnes, 37 tonnes/day consumption
Fresh water 411.4 tonnes

The Watergate Steamship Company Ltd was taken over by investment company Lonrho but continued to be managed by RS Dalgliesh until RS Dalgliesh went into liquidation in 1978 at which time the Oakworth was sold and renamed Progressist.

1978 Progressist
1994 Tong Soon
1995 Bright Ocean
1996 De Liang
24.5.97 Disposal (BU Alang)

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