MT Abadan

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Name: Empire Anglesey (1945-46)
Abadan (1946-61)
Renee J (1961-69)
Owner: Ministry of War Transport (1945-46)
A/S Tankskib Rederiet, Köpenhamn, Denmark (1946-61)
Celtic Coasters Ltd, Ireland (1961-69)
Operator: Owner operated except:-
C Rowbotham & Sons (1945-46)
K V Tersling (1946-61)
Port of registry: United Kingdom Goole (1945-46)
Template:Country data DEN Köpenhamn (1946-61)
Template:Country data IRE Dublin (1961-69)
Builder: J Harker Ltd, Knottingley
Yard number: 169
Launched: 16 June 1945
Completed: October 1945
Out of service: March 1969
Identification: UK Official Number 180993 (1945-46)
Code letters GKGX (1945-46)
Fate: Scrapped in Cork, March 1969
General characteristics
Tonnage: 288 GRT
Length: 136 feet 4 inches (41.55 m)
Beam: 21 feet 5 inches (6.53 m)
Draught: 8 feet 5 inches (2.57 m)
Propulsion: 1 x 6 cylinder 2SCSA diesel engine (Crossley Ltd, Manchester)

Abadan was a 288 ton coastal tanker which was built as Empire Anglesey in 1945. She was renamed Abadan in 1946 and Renee J in 1961. She served until 1969 when she was scrapped in Cork


Empire Anglesey was built by J Harker Ltd, Knottingley[1] as yard number 169. She was launched on 16 June 1945 and completed in October 1945.[2] Empire Anglesey was built for the Ministry of War Transport and operated under the management of the C Rowbotham & Sons. She was homeported in Goole.[1] she was powered by a 6-cylinder 2-stroke Single Cycle Single Action diesel engine made by Crossley Ltd, Manchester.[3]

Empire Anglesey was sold to A/S Tankskibsrederiet, Copenhagen, Denmark in 1946 and renamed Abadan. She operated under the management of K V Tersling and spent some time chartered to Rederi AB Reut, Kungsbacka, Sweden.[3]

In 1961, Abadan was sold to Celtic Coasters Ltd, Dublin, Ireland and renamed Renee J. She served with them for eight years. She was scrapped in Cork in March 1969.[3]

Official number and code letters

Official Numbers were a forerunner to IMO Numbers.

Empire Anglesey had the UK Official Number 180993 and used the Code Letters GKGX.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "LLOYD'S REGISTER, NAVIRES A VAPEUR ET A MOTUERS DE MOINS DE 300 tx., CHALUTIERS &c.". Plimsoll Ship Data. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  2. ""1180382"" (subscription required). Miramar Ship Index. R.B. Haworth. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "M/T EMPIRE ANGLESEY." (in Swedish). Fakta om Fartyg. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 

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