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Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:31 pm

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The stamp issued by Togo gives that she is the SEAWISE GIANT or KNOCK NEVIS, by looking on the internet I found the photo after the stamp was designed, and on the bow, you can see the name KNOCK NEVIS. The tanker has had many name changes under which both of these names.

Built as a tanker under yard No 1016 by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd, Oppama Shipyard in Yokosuka, Japan for a Greek owner, who refused delivery of the vessel due to vibrations in the steam turbine.
19 March 1975 keel laid down as the PORTHOS.
04 September 1975 launched as the OPPAMA.
Tonnage 189,110 grt, 418,610 dwt, dim. 376.7 x 68.9m, length bpp. 358.0m.
Powered by one Stal-Laval AP steam turbine, 50,000 hp, speed 16.5 knots.
March 1976 completed, after completing laid up. IMO No 7381154.

December 1979 sold to Universal Petroleum Carriers, Monrovia, Liberia and renamed in SEAWISE GIANT.

04 December 1979 she sailed from Yokosuka bound for Singapore for bunkers where after she sailed to Ras Tanura where she arrived on 28 December 1979.
She loaded there a crude oil cargo where after she sailed to Caymac Brac in the West Indies to discharge.
1980 She returned to Juaymah terminal, Iran and loaded for Kiire, Japan, sailed on 29 April and arrived Kiire on 05 June 1980 for discharging. After discharge, she left for Tsu, Japan for lengthening by Nippon Kokan.
A new mid-section was fitted in, which increased her length to 458,5m, bpp 440.0m. tonnage 238,558 grt, 564,739 dwt. At that time she was the largest vessel in the world.
She made two more loading calls to the Persian Gulf where after she was used as a crude oil storage vessel at Aruba.
1982/83 Laid up then used as a storage tanker at Cayos Areas Terminal in Mexico in May 1983.
Then chartered by Iran for used as a mother ship at their Hormuz Terminal off Bandar Abban from October 1986.
05 October 1987 she was attacked by Iraqi airplanes in which she sustained minor damage.
22 December 1987 she came again under attack which again minor damage.
14 May 1988 bombed again by Iraqi planes when she was used as a storage unit by the Hormuz Terminal in The Persian Gulf, she got on fire and sank with the loss of 3 crew, when she transferred crude oil to the Spanish tanker BARCELONA (1973), which also got on fire and sank. The SEAWISE GIANT was declared a CTL
1991 After the Iraq-Iran war she was sold as a hulk to Norman International A/S in Norway and was salvaged thereafter towed to the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore for repair.
Renamed HAPPY GIANT, after repair her tonnage increased to 260,851 gt.
1991 Sold to K/S Jahre Viking, Norway and renamed in JAHRE.
1996 Sold to Mercur Tankers, Norway and renamed JAHRE VIKING.
1998 Sold to Loki Ship, Norway not renamed.
2002 Sold to Loki Stream, Norway not renamed.
Early 2004 sold to First Olsen Tankers Pte. (Fred Olsen Marine Service) Norway not renamed, later that year sold to First Olsen Pte Ltd, Singapore and renamed in KNOCK NEVIS. She was chartered by Maersk Oil in Qatar and used as a floating storage unit (FSO).
2009 Renamed by the company in MONT registered under the flag of Sierra Leone, with homeport Freetown.
21 December 2009 arrived at Alang, India for breaking up, beached at 22 December 2009 and scrapped by Priya Blue Industries.

SEAWISE GIANT was damaged and sunk during the 1980–1988 Iran–Iraq War by an Iraqi Air Force attack while anchored off Larak Island, Iran, on 14 May 1988 and carrying Iranian crude oil. The ship was struck by parachute bombs Fires ignited aboard the ship and blazed out of control, and it sank in the shallow waters off the coast. It was declared a total loss and was written off.

Shortly after the Iran–Iraq war ended, Norman International bought the shipwreck, salvaged and repaired it. It was renamed HAPPY GIANT after the repairs. These repairs were done at the Keppel Corporation shipyard in Singapore after towing it from the Persian Gulf. It entered service in October 1991 as HAPPY GIANT.
Jørgen Jahre bought the tanker in 1991 for US$39 million and renamed it JAHRE VIKING. From 1991 to 2004, it was owned by Loki Stream AS and flew the flag of Norway.
In 2004, it was purchased by First Olsen Tankers Pte. Ltd., renamed KNOCK NEVIS and converted into a permanently moored storage tanker in the Qatar Al Shaheen Oil Field in the Persian Gulf.

2009 KNOCK NEVIS was renamed MONT, and reflagged to Sierra Leone by new owners Amber Development Corporation, for its final voyage to India where it was scrapped by Priyablue Industries. The vessel was beached on December 22, 2009. Its 36 tonne anchor was saved and sent to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum for exhibition.
Size record

SEAWISE GIANT was the longest ship ever constructed after her lengthening, at 458.45 m, longer than the height of many of the world's tallest buildings: although slightly smaller than Taipei 101's 509 m (1,670 ft), it was larger than the Petronas Towers' 451.9 m (1,483 ft).

Despite its great length, SEAWISE GIANT was not the largest ship by gross tonnage, ranking fifth at 260,941 GT, behind the four 274,838 to 275,276 GT Batillus-class supertankers. It is the longest and largest by deadweight: 564,763 tonnes. Batillus-class ships and SEAWISE GIANT were the largest self-propelled objects ever constructed.[
SEAWISE GIANT was featured on the BBC series Jeremy Clarkson's Extreme Machines while it was underway as JAHRE VIKING. According to its captain, S. K. Mohan, it could reach up to 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h) in good weather, it took 9 km (5 1⁄2 mi) to stop from that speed, and its turning circle in clear weather was about 3 km (2 mi). Modern Shipping disasters 1963-1987 by Norman Hooke
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