Oracle (S16)

Built By: Cammell Laird (Mersey)
Build Group: O2
Fate: Sold 1992
Lost on tow Straits of Gibraltar November 2005

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Sold 1992 to Pounds Scrapyard Portsmouth where she lay leaning over at 45 degrees or more on HMS Otus Until October 2005 sold to a Turkish scrapyard for an undisclosed sum.

October 30th 2005 - Taken in tow by the tug Fairplay XIV for her demise in Turkey. According to a report from Gibraltar, the tug was monitored on radar heading east through the Straits of Gibraltar a week later, but at a speed to fast to be consistent for a tug and tow. The tug was subsequently tracked into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in Morocco where she remained for three days before mysteriously heading back towards Lisbon.


26-09-1961 : Launched


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