Anco Sceptre

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Anco Sceptre
IMO, No. 7112527.
Type Product tanker.
Gross Registered Tonnage 15,401 grt. 9,180 nett.
Builder Uddevallavaret A/B, Uddevalla. Yard No. 240.
Delivery date Nov 1971.
Hull Steel, 36 cargo tanks.
Decks 1.
Length 107 m. over bulbous bow. F'c"sle 17.1 m. Poop 10.5 m.
Width 24.8 m.
Depth 12.6 m.
Engine Builder Uddevallaveret A/B, Uddevalla.
Engine Type Diesel, Burmeister & Wain, 2 stroke, single acting, 774VTBF
Engine cylinders 7.
Engine Power 11,500 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 16 kts.
Deadweight 24,233 tons.
Power Diesel
Aspiration Exh.gas turbocharged
Boiler Composite, Exhaust gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Dieael/fuel oil.
Propeller Solid, right hand.
Propeller blades 4.
Propeller formation Cast.
Propeller material Bronze.
Launched June 22nd. 1971.
Original owner Athel Line Ltd., Liverpool.
Delivered to owner Nov. 1971.
Scrapped 2003.


Nov 1971. Delivered to Athel Line Ltd. Athel line was owned by United Molasses a subsidiary of Tate & Lyle. The vessel was designed to carry molasses, oil or chemicals having 36 separate cargo tanks. There were 3 different pump rooms, one for each type of cargo.

Jan 1st.1973. Athel Line aquired the other 2/3 thirds of Anco Tanker Service A/S., Oslo. from Salenrederi and Ole Schroeder Holdings who each had 1/3 third. The hull colour now painted orange.

Dec 1978. Bought by John Swire & Sons. London., along with the sister ships "Anco Templar", and "Anco Stane" The vessel remaned on charter to Anco with Athel Line as managers. Name remained unchanged.

1983. Panocean-Anco Ltd., became associated with the Stolt-Nielson group. Renamed "Stolt Sceptre". The three vessels had two large capsule tanks installed on deck, and tall loading trellis type derricks added. All the Anco vessels were renamed "Stolt ******** ", and the hulls painted a mustard yellow.

1984. Wallem, Hong Kong appointed managers of the three vessels.

1986. Registry changed to Douglas, Isle of Man. Managers now Wallem Shipmanagement Ltd., Isle of Man.

Dec 1988. Managers changed to Iver Bugge Management A/S. Larvik.

1992. Became the "Iver Sceptre" of K/S Iver Sceptre, Larvick. Later in the year the ship was bought by East View Shipping Co., Valletta. Renamed "Sceptre" by the new ship managers, A.& C. Anastassiou Shipmanagement. The Iver Bugge Management Co. no longer in existence.

July 20th. 2003. Broken up at Alang.


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