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Name: VARCO
Launched: 30/05/1956
Completed: 1956
Builder: T Mitchison Ltd, Gateshead
Yard Number: 77
Dimensions: 45grt, 22.2 x 5.68 x 2.69metres
Engines: Oil engine, R4AM6 type, 6cyl, 460bhp
Engines By: National Diesel
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number:
History:
1956 Samuel Williams & Sons Ltd (Dagenham Lighterage Co Ltd, manager), London
1971 MJ Batty (Panama) Ltd SA, Singapore; renamed MIGHT B
197X Wallem Towage & Salvage Pte Ltd; renamed JADE GULF (or GOLD GULF)
197X Maritime Pte Ltd, Singapore
No further history known
Comments: Supposedly re-engined with a 6cyl, GM Detroit, type 6-71
1971: Sent from Singapore to Ganges Delta for employment on UN aid contracts


Above photo courtesy of Barney Hunt

Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo courtesy of Martin Botting