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Name: ALNWICK CASTLE
Type: Bulk Carrier
Launched: 14/09/1973
Completed: 04/1974
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 56
Dimensions: 109879dwt, 57255grt, 140019nrt, 251.06 x 40.70 x 20.12metres
Engines: Oil engine, B & W type, 2SA, 9cyl (840 x 1800mm), 23200bhp
Engines by: Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 15.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 363057
History:
04/1974 Sheaf Steam Shipping Co (WA Souter & Co, Newcastle)
1976 Bamburgh Shipping Co Ltd (William Thompson & Co), Newcastle
1981 Renamed BENWYVIS
1983 Garth Shipping, Cardiff, renamed GRAIGLAS
1993 Seven Seas Maritime, Cyprus; renamed ARIANA
05/09/1996 Broken up
Comments: 05/09/1996: Arrived at Gadani Beach for breaking up
07/09/1996: Breaking up commenced


Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as ALNWICK CASTLE is courtesy of William T Barber

Above photo as BENWYVIS is copyright of Time Webb

Above photo as GRAIGLAS is courtesy of Paul Strathdee

Above photo as GRAIGLAS is courtesy of Paul Strathdee

Above photo as ARIANA is courtesy of Photoship