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POWER CHIEF - Yard No 238 - Oil Tanker - Californian Standard Oil Co Ltd - Built 1937

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Owners    Californian Standard oil Co Ltd
Registered     Keel Laid    
Type of Ship    Single Screw Motor Tanker Launched    11/02/1937
      Handed Over    
Ship Details          
Length Overall     Launch Details    
Length B.P.    130' 0" Weather    
Beam    26' 0" Time to Water    
Depth Mld     13' 3"      
Draught    11' 1"      
G.R.T.    444 tons      
DWT    500 tons      
Engines    One "National engine, 240 B.H.P.      
Props    1      
Speed    7.5knots      
Other known names        
Current Status        
Content on the MV POWER CHIEF will be added as and when available. 
Ships History

Once a ship had been built and launched she then had to be out-fitted, and then complete sea trials
before being handed over to her new owners, who would look to have that ship at sea, as long as possible to
pay for her build costs and of course to make the company good profits.

To this end one company may have had no requirement for a particular ship after a time and would then sell her on just like any other disposable commodity.

Hence a ship may have had a few owners and would go through many changes and names during what was
hoped for a long and successful working life.

The motor tanker POWER CHIEF was specially designed to operate out of Columbo Harbour in Ceylon for the supply of fuel oil to Ocean Liners  she was designed and constructed in collaboration with Walker Bros of Ceylon and she was yet another ship built first at Leith then dis-assembled and shipped out to Ceylon for re-erection and to have her machinery installed on site there.

We try here to give as full an account of her history as time and research permits, if you know of missing info
or you have any photographs of her, then please get in touch and we shall update her story as we go along.

Tales from the Ship

Here you will find the stories from the men and women who sailed on the ships, what was it really like to be working on a ship in a raging sea and in the pitch dark of night, the real stories some funny some sad, some good and some bad.

Dedicated to all the brave men and women who sailed the vessels from the Leith Shipyards.

Should you know of anyone who may have sailed on her, then please feel free to get in touch so that we can add the story here.

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