ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
TAFAWA BALEWA
Construction
STEEL
Type
COLLIER
Date
1959
Description
Yard Number: 870
Raised quarter deck collier

This was the third vessel built by Hall Russell's for the Government of Nigeria.

Launched by Lady Grey, wife of Sir Ralph Grey, formerly Deputy Govenor General of Nigeria.
Sea Trials completed during April 1960 and then employed in West African coal trade.
(see Burntisland Shipbuilding Group Journal, vol. 26, page 104)

1966: Renamed VENTURER, owned by Ventura Shipping Corporation, Liberia.
1977-78: Registered in Piraeus, Greece and owned by Porto de Lago Cia. Naviera, S.A.
Owner
Government of Nigeria, Lagos
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 323 5/6' x breadth 46 1/12' x depth 21 7/12'
Gross Tonnage: 3211 ton

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