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MV Tamworth

Ident No 6822266
Length 154.7
LBP 144.8
Beam 20.9
Tons 11,126
DWT 16,425
Draft 9.0


A bulk carrier built by Austin & Pickersgill Ltd of Sunderland (Southwick yard) for the Watergate Steam Ship Co Ltd the Motor Vessel Tamworth was launched 9th July 1968.

Type B16 bulk carrier with a service speed of 14 knots
Engine Hawthorn Leslie / Doxford 67PT4 6640 bhp at 120 rpm
Cargo 5 holds (one floodable for ballasting) with 5 ton derricks
Crew 40 crew

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 Tamworth was sold and renamed Lugano.

1978 Lugano (Panama)
1982 Brembo (Panama)
1983 San George (Cyprus)
1987 Union
1987 Prinaritis
1992 Omali
15.1.94 Disposal (BU Alang)