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SHIP NAME: Achilles KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
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Struck by missile S of Kharg Island Dec 20 1986, during Iran-Iraq hostilities Towed to Dubai. Towed to Huangpu in 1988 for demolition.


source NAVIOS
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The most southerly attack was upon the loaded Liberian shuttle tanker, Achilles, which was damaged 100 mi SE of Kharg.

Exocet, fixed wing, CTL.


source HOOKE
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While on a loaded Gulf shuttle run from Kharg Is to Larak Is, the 269,195 dwt Liberian steam tanker Achilles was struck by an Exoceet missile in No 6 tank when about 60 miles South of Kharg Is onDecmebr 20, 1986. She managed to continue her voayge to discharge her cargo of Iranian crude oil at Larak Island, after which she was surveyed in Dubai. CTL