The Golden Oriole was built by Govan Shipbuilders Ltd. in Govan, a district of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1973. The steel motor vessel was launched the same year as a bulk carrier for World Maritime Ltd., Hong Kong. It passed through other shipping companies before being broken up and disposed of in 2011 following a serious fire that had destroyed much of the equipment. Govan Shipbuilders was a British company formed in 1972 from a merger of Fairfield Shipyard and Upper Clyde Shipbuilders. A total of 53 ships were built at the Govan shipyard between 1973 and 1988. In 1988 the company was sold to the Norwegian group Kvaerner and renamed Kvaerner Govan.
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