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Methane Pioneer was the first LNG carrier and was a prototype for Methane Progress and Princess. Completed 1945 as Marline Hitch for US Government. 1946 sold and renamed Don Aurelio. 1951 renamed Normarti. 1957 converted to LNG vessel. 1957 sold to British Methane and renamed Methane Pioneer in charter for STUK.

Ship NameMethane Pioneer
IMO Number5233573
CallsignGBHU
Ship TypeGas
ManagerSTUK
RegisteredLondon
FlagBritish
Gross Tons4635
Dwt Tons4830
Class100A1
Build date1945
Build yardWalter Butler
Scrapped1972