M 732 - SS Varicella

Tri-ang Minic Ships - M 732 - SS Varicella

This is the Tri-ang Minic Ships model of SS Varicella one of the Shell Oil Company's oil tankers of the 1950's all of which were named after sea shells.


Name: SS Varicella
Owner: Tanker Finance Ltd
Builder: Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson
Yard No. 1865
Laid Down: February 1959
Displacement: 21391 tons full load
Length: 665 ft 0 ins ( 202.7 m )
Beam: 85 ft 3 ins ( 26.0 m )
Draft: 34 ft 6 ins ( 10.5 m )
Propulsion: 2 steam turbines with double reduction gearing
Maximum Speed:  
Crew Complement:  
Disposal: 1976 sold and renamed Cherry Baron
1983 Broken up at Kaoshing, Taiwan

Further details can be obtained from the following linkss -
Helderline Web Site http://www.helderline.nl/tanker/408/varicella/
CNOOKS Web Site http://www.cnooks.nl/Vtankers.htm